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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The land and scenery of a rural area.

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Countryside Agency

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 41 words.

A statutory agency that was established in the UK in 1999 to conserve and enhance the countryside, promote social equity

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Countryside Alliance

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 150 words.

A UK pressure group (CA for short) formed in 1998 out of the British Field Sports Society, the Countryside Business

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Countryside Agency

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A statutory agency that was established in the UK in 1999 to conserve and enhance the countryside, promote social equity and economic opportunity for the people who live there, and to help...

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Roman Countryside

Annalisa Marzano.

in Classics

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 16143 words.

It is challenging to talk of a “Roman countryside” as if it were one homogeneous feature characterizing the wide geographical span of the Roman world. There are key elements that can be...

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Countryside Alliance

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An organization in the United Kingdom whose stated objectives are to represent the interests of country dwellers, to work ‘for everyone who loves the countryside and the rural way of life’....

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Alternative countrysides

Edited by Jeremy MacClancy.

September 2015; p ublished online May 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Anthropology. 186 pages.

In the last three decades the anthropology of Western Europe has become almost exclusively an anthropology of urban life. The anthropology of rural life in Western Europe has been...

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Alternative countrysides

Jeremy MacClancy.

in Alternative countrysides

September 2015; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 12950 words.

To set the scene for the rest of the book, this chapter discusses the evolving discourses of the rural and the urban, the exploitation of this discourse by some political parties, and the...

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Countryside connections

Edited by Catherine Hagan Hennessy, Robin Means and Vanessa Burholt.

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 256 pages.

Older people in the countryside are vastly under-researched compared to those living in urban areas. This co-authored volume describes the impetus for and principal findings and policy...

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New countryside? New country

Kye Askins.

in The new countryside?

March 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 7844 words.

This chapter references quantitative and qualitative research that is concerned with the visible communities' perceptions and use of the English national parks. It is split into two main...

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Countryside Stewardship Scheme

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

(CSS)

Introduced in the UK in 1991, the CSS encourages land managers, in practice mostly farmers, to restore and maintain traditional features of the countryside for wildlife...

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Countryside Conservatism and Conservation

Christopher J. Manganiello.

in Southern Water, Southern Power

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environmental History. 9433 words.

This chapter delves into how Savannah River valley residents had organized to oppose aspects of Georgia's and South Carolina's hydraulic waterscape. Aside from the Flint River case,...

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To the Countryside

Kate Merkel-Hess.

in The Rural Modern

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 10774 words.

In the late 1910s and early 1920s, intellectuals called for urban youth to go “among the people” and “to the countryside.” While reformers were interested in encouraging the remaking and...

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Changes in the countryside

Julian D. Richards.

in The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

September 2005; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); European History. 3079 words.

Archaeologists argue that the Vikings' origins lay in a process of gradual settlement evolution, as well as a growing complexity in settlement types. ‘Changes in the countryside’ looks at...

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New Labour's countryside

Edited by Mike Woods.

September 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 296 pages.

Rural policy has presented some of the most difficult and unexpected challenges to the New Labour government. From the Foot and Mouth crisis to the rise of the Countryside Alliance, from...

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The new countryside?

Edited by Sarah Neal and Julian Agyeman.

March 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 272 pages.

This book explores issues of ethnicity, identity, and radicalised exclusion in rural Britain. It questions what the countryside ‘is’, problematises who is seen as belonging to rural spaces,...

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Awareness in the Countryside

Alan F. Wilt.

in Food for War

September 2001; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 12118 words.

This chapter discusses the initial awareness and eventual changes in the conditions happening in the countryside during the 1930s. Changes occurred mainly due to the impact of urban culture...

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Researching the Countryside

Ray Bush.

in Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa

August 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 5932 words.

This chapter looks at the challenges and rewards of researching the countryside in the Middle East and North Africa. It explores the obstacles to conduct fieldwork that stem from working...

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Cooking in the Countryside

C. M. Woolgar.

in The Culture of Food in England 1200–1500

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 7061 words.

This chapter discusses the characteristics of cuisine in the countryside. The composition of the peasant diet in the later Middle Ages is well known to historians, with its emphasis on...

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City and Countryside

Robin Osborne.

in The Oxford Handbook of Demosthenes

November 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies. 5827 words.

Chapter 22 examines how the city and countryside are represented in Demosthenes and other Attic orators. In a court of law, the plausibility of a story will often be contingent on the...

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Town and Countryside

Christopher Dyer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 6737 words.

The differences between town and country are defined, and their changing fortunes compared from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries. Urban characteristics can be identified through...

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