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Topographical factors in the growth of towns

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1. Title Title of document Topographical factors in the growth of towns - Medieval Towns
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country John Schofield; Museum of London (retired);
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Alan Vince †
3. Subject Discipline(s) Archaeology
4. Subject Keyword(s) medieval towns; topographical factors in urbanization; medieval Britain; town planning; suburbs
5. Subject Subject classification Medieval European archaeology (HDDM); United Kingdom, Great Britain (1DBK)
6. Description Abstract This chapter looks at the importance of topographical factors in the growth of a number of towns in Britain. Topics covered include:

- contours and the form of towns; rivers and roads

- factors in growth: planned towns and planned parts of towns

- castles and defences

- cathedrals, monasteries and parish churches as centres of social activity

- markets, water supply, secular public buildings and streets

- suburbs

- the waterfront

- methodologies
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Sep-2005
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.24826
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Medieval Towns
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Great Britain; Europe,
medieval period
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd