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Oct 24, Janice Liedl rated it it was amazing Shelves: history. This is great urban history - heavy on elements that will entertain as well as educate. The book opens and closes with a conceit of a guided tour of London first in and again in You can get a real feel for the city's culture, geography, communities and changes. The authors cram a lot of useful information into the volume - you will learn about the city's role in royal and parliamentary politics, the religious and social groups that helped to build the physical and emotional connection This is great urban history - heavy on elements that will entertain as well as educate.
The authors cram a lot of useful information into the volume - you will learn about the city's role in royal and parliamentary politics, the religious and social groups that helped to build the physical and emotional connections of the growing metropolis and so much more.
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The illustrations are well-chosen, clearly introduced and help to flesh out the city's developments. The chapters that look at the seventeenth century crises - the Plague and the Great Fire - as well as how the city rebuilt and reshaped itself in the aftermath, really tie the history in together so that you can understand how eighteenth century London was a distinctive urban culture. Well-researched with plenty of notes but nothing that overwhelms the historical analysis, this is a book that a non-academic would enjoy as much as a scholar of history.
Can't wait for this to arrive from Amazon and not just because one of the co-authors is a grad school compatriot and fellow summer Guildhall Library researcher-in-arms. London has needed a more serious, millennium-spanning historical study than Peter Ackroyd's fine "biography. Oct 05, Koji Mukai rated it really liked it Shelves: history , uk.
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