Geographies of supply: Stoneleigh Abbey and Arbury Hall in the eighteenth century

Mark Rothery, Jon Stobart, Jon Stobart (Editor), Andrew Hann (Editor)

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This sumptuously illustrated volume brings together 19 curators, historians, conservators, and other heritage professionals to look anew at the country house in Europe from the standpoint of ‘some of the conceptual and historiographical writing on consumption’ and material culture. The publication grew out of a 2012 conference at the University of Northampton (co‐organized by the Economic History Society) whose stated purpose was to consider ‘the country house … [as] a site, product and process of consumption’ (p. 1). Such an inclusive brief ensured that organizing the contributions into consistent themes would be no easy task. The result is, rather like some country houses, not always structurally coherent but full of delights.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Country House: Material Culture and Consumption
Place of PublicationSwindon
PublisherHistoric England
Number of pages214
ISBN (Print)9781848022331
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventConsuming the Country House - The University of Northampton, Northampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Apr 20121 Apr 2012


ConferenceConsuming the Country House
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Country house
  • supply network
  • retailers
  • London


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