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London : a social and cultural history, 1550-1750

Author: R O Bucholz; Joseph P Ward
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Between 1550 and 1750 London became the greatest city in Europe and one of the most vibrant economic and cultural centres 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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R O Bucholz; Joseph P Ward
ISBN: 9780521896528 0521896525
OCLC Number: 815693625
Description: xvi, 413 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: London's importance --
London in 1550 --
The socioeconomic base --
Royal and civic London --
Fine and performed arts --
The public sphere and popular culture --
The people on the margins --
Riot and rebellion --
Plague and fire --
Conclusion: London in 1750.
Responsibility: Robert O. Bucholz, Joseph P. Ward.

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