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New Towns of the Middle Ages

Town Plantation in England, Wales and Gascony
Maurice Beresford

Somewhat dated now, but un-replaced regarding Gascon towns, at least in English and seminal text on the subject. Does make mention of town defences but as an economic historian perhaps Beresford is best at town markets. Importantly Beresford was a historian who took great care to look at remains and to try to understand the bias in historical accounts. There is something delightful about Beresford's chatty writing style.

Published by Lutterworth Press (1967; London)
ISBN: 978-0862994303

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