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Water in the City

Stoyle, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0859898776 / ISBN 13: 9780859898775
Published by University of Exeter Press
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The book provides a richly illustrated history of Exeter's famous underground passages-and of the city's sophisticated system of public water supply during the medieval and early modern periods. The aqueduct tunnels are a vivid testament to the skill of the medieval craftsmen who built them, and cannot be paralleled anywhere else in Britain. Num Pages: 320 pages, approximately 100, many in colour. BIC Classification: 1DBKEWD; HBJD1; HDT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 213 x 277 x 25. Weight in Grams: 1258. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780859898775

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Title: Water in the City

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

Binding: Hardcover

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The city of Exeter was one of the great provincial capitals of late medieval and early modern England and possessed a range of civic amenities fully commensurate with its size and importance. Among the most impressive of these was its highly sophisticated water supply system. Beautifully illustrated, Water in the City reveals the story of that system’s rise, zenith, and eventual decline. Mark Stoyle shows how and why the passages and aqueducts were originally built, considers the technologies that were used in their construction, explains how they were funded and maintained, and reveals, among other fun facts, the various ways water fountains were used and abused by the townsmen and women.

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Mark Stoyle is professor of early modern history at the University of Southampton. He is the author of numerous books, most recently of The Black Legend of Prince Rupert’s Dog.

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