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The Resource London : a social and cultural history, 1550-1750, Robert O. Bucholz, Joseph P. Ward

London : a social and cultural history, 1550-1750, Robert O. Bucholz, Joseph P. Ward

Label
London : a social and cultural history, 1550-1750
Title
London
Title remainder
a social and cultural history, 1550-1750
Statement of responsibility
Robert O. Bucholz, Joseph P. Ward
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Between 1550 and 1750 London became the greatest city in Europe and one of the most vibrant economic and cultural centers in the world. This book is a history of London during this crucial period in its rise to world-wide prominence, during which it dominated the economic, political, social and cultural life of the British Isles. London incorporates the best recent work in urban history, contemporary accounts from Londoners and tourists, and fictional works featuring the city in order to trace London's rise and explore its role as a harbinger of modernity, while examining how its citizens coped with those achievements. London covers the full range of life in London, from the splendid galleries of Whitehall to the damp and sooty alleyways of the East End. Readers will brave the dangers of plague and fire, witness the spectacles of the Lord Mayor's Pageant and the hangings at Tyburn, and take refreshment in the city's pleasure-gardens, coffee-houses and taverns"--
  • "Our contemplation of London must begin, as London began, at the river. The River Thames is a slow moving and rather murky body of water, flowing west to east, about a quarter to an eighth of a mile wide as it passes through the city. To this day, the sinewy thread of the Thames is London's most notable topographical feature, the curving line around which the metropolis orientates itself. As we have seen, this was not by chance. The Romans founded London in imitation of their own great capital city so that London, like Rome, sits on its river at exactly the spot where it narrows enough to bridge (see Map 1). That confluence of west-east river and south-north bridge made London both a military choke-point and an economic funnel long before our arrival sometime in 1550"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Bucholz, R. O.
Dewey number
942.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN398.L7
LC item number
B83 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
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Ward, Joseph P.
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  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Label
London : a social and cultural history, 1550-1750, Robert O. Bucholz, Joseph P. Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: London's importance -- 1. London in 1550 -- 2. The socioeconomic base -- 3. Royal and civic London -- 4. Fine and performed arts -- 5. The public sphere and popular culture -- 6. The people on the margins -- 7. Riot and rebellion -- 8. Plague and fire -- Conclusion: London in 1750
Control code
ocn769818929
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 413 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521896528
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011050687
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)769818929
Label
London : a social and cultural history, 1550-1750, Robert O. Bucholz, Joseph P. Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: London's importance -- 1. London in 1550 -- 2. The socioeconomic base -- 3. Royal and civic London -- 4. Fine and performed arts -- 5. The public sphere and popular culture -- 6. The people on the margins -- 7. Riot and rebellion -- 8. Plague and fire -- Conclusion: London in 1750
Control code
ocn769818929
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 413 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521896528
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011050687
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)769818929

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