The Resource Oxford, Martin Garrett

Oxford, Martin Garrett

Label
Oxford
Title
Oxford
Statement of responsibility
Martin Garrett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Oxford started as an Anglo-Saxon border outpost, with a bridge replacing the 'oxen ford' from which it takes its name. It became a center for trade and religion and developed one of the oldest universities in Europe from the late twelfth century. Since the Middle Ages its individual colleges have gone on building-chapels, halls, accommodation, libraries-in an extraordinary variety of styles from Gothic to Brutalist. For much of the twentieth century the car industry, established in Cowley by William Morris (Lord Nuffield), dominated local life. Today there are cinemas, theaters, innumerable restaurants, shopping centers, an ice-rink, business and technology centers, close links to London by bus and train. Martin Garrett discusses the literature Oxford has generated: from Chaucer to Lewis Carroll, Wilde, Evelyn Waugh, Barbara Pym, Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and Iris Murdoch. There are also chapters on architecture, on religion, on theater, film and art-including Oxford's great museum of art and history the Ashmolean-and on leisure pursuits (punting and rowing, gardens, student pranks, city fairs and carnival). A chapter on commerce focuses on Victorian shops, Cornmarket and the Morris Motor Works, while a brief social history includes the former Oxford Castle and a gallery of dons as rulers-visionary or ignorant, charismatic or dull. Garrett looks at social change, especially the transformation in the position of Oxford women, and considers the city's darker side of crime. A final chapter explores its rich surroundings: the countryside where Matthew Arnold's 'black-winged swallows haunt the glittering Thames,' the baroque grandeur of Blenheim Palace, the ancient windswept Ridgeway and White Horse
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garrett, Martin
Dewey number
942.5/74
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA690.O98
LC item number
G27 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Interlink cultural guides
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oxford (England)
  • Oxford (England)
  • Oxford (England)
Label
Oxford, Martin Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First US edition published in 2015 by Interlink Books
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contours -- The urban map -- Landmarks -- Rulers and ruled -- The written word -- Sound and image -- Leisure and pleasure -- Faith in the city -- Privilege and progress -- The Oxford brand -- The dark side -- Surroundings
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781566560870
Lccn
2015014309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
  • ocn907089699
  • (OCoLC)907089699
Label
Oxford, Martin Garrett
Publication
Note
First US edition published in 2015 by Interlink Books
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contours -- The urban map -- Landmarks -- Rulers and ruled -- The written word -- Sound and image -- Leisure and pleasure -- Faith in the city -- Privilege and progress -- The Oxford brand -- The dark side -- Surroundings
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781566560870
Lccn
2015014309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
  • ocn907089699
  • (OCoLC)907089699

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