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Cultural capitals : early modern London and Paris

Author: Karen Newman
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Cultural Capitals' is a fascinating work of literary and cultural history that redefines our conception of when modern city came to be and brings early modern London and Paris alive in all their splendour, squalor, and richness.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Newman
ISBN: 9780691127545 0691127549 9780691141107 069114110X
OCLC Number: 70054181
Awards: Commended for Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies 2010
Description: xii, 200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Early modern London and Paris --
Toward a topographic imaginary --
Walking capitals --
"filth, stench, noise" --
Courtship and consumption in early modern Paris --
Armchair travel --
Death, name, and number --
Sex in the city --
Epilogue: Paperwork.
Responsibility: Karen Newman.
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States that speculation and capital, commodity, crowd, traffic, and the street, often thought to be historically specific to 19th-century urban culture, were already at work in early modern London  Read more...

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Honorable Mention for the 2010 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, Nanovic Institute for European Studies "Newman's handsomely produced volume is a true work of cultural history: Read more...

 
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