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London A Social History

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Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674538399
Size: 73.32 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 431
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Book Description: An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical Age into an important medieval city and significant Renaissance urban center to a modern colossus--full of a free people ever evolving. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with vigor and wit. 58 photos.


London

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Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141939273
Size: 50.86 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 560
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Book Description: 'Roy Porter, a historian of formidable range, turns to urban history in this marvellously lucid, informative and passionate book... Porter's facts are always at the service of the narrative, which has a finely maintained momentum, balancing statistics with the words of historians, diarists and novelists, poets and churchmen: Pepys, Boswell, Fielding, Walpole, Blake, Mayhew, Wells, Woolf, Spark, ... a timely and brilliant book.' CLAIRE TOMALIN, EVENING STANDARD 'A vivid celebration of the city, but also an elegy for its decline, bubbling with statistics and anecdote, from Boadicea to Betjeman.' RICHARD HOLMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR


London

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Author: R. O. Bucholz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521896525
Size: 22.77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 413
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Book Description: This book is a history of London from 1550 and 1750, the period of its rise to world-wide prominence. Incorporating recent work in urban history, accounts by contemporary Londoners and tourists, and fictional works featuring the city, it examines how London came to dominate the economic, political, social and cultural life of the British Isles as never before nor since.


London Its People

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Author: John Richardson
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
ISBN:
Size: 35.36 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: Provides information on the history and social conditions of London.


Londinopolis C 1500 C 1750

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Author: Mark S.R. Jenner
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719051524
Size: 38.85 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 284
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Book Description: Events such as the Fire of London and the Plague, and historic locations like the Globe Theatre, are part of London's heritage. Yet until recently, the history of the city between 1500 and 1750 has been little studied. During this period, London's population soared from around 50,000 to nearly half a million--the demographic explosion transformed the city to a metropolis. London became a center of new social and sexual identities and a solvent of older, more hierarchical forms of social organization. The essays in this volume cover the themes of polis and the police, gender and sexuality, space and place, and material culture and consumption. Within these themes are thieves, prostitutes, litigious wives, the poor, disease, “great quantities of gooseberry pye,” and the taxing question of fresh water.


The Secret History Of Our Streets

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Author: Joseph Bullman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1849904510
Size: 35.95 MB
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Category : London (England)
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Book Description: The Secret History of Our Streets explores six roads spread across inner London - from Camberwell, Holland Park and Islington to Shoreditch, Deptford and Bermondsey - through the experiences of the people who lived there. Stories of poverty and violence, faith, love and hope, this is an intimate examination of our capital and the changing lives of its inhabitants. The history of over a hundred years of social change, this is the untold history of the sreets beneath our feet. You'll never look at your own street the same way again.


London

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Author: Robert O. Bucholz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139510452
Size: 14.48 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: 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 of its rise to world-wide prominence, during which it dominated the economic, political, social and cultural life of the British Isles, as never before nor since. 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.


A Social History Of The Jewish East End In London 1914 1939

A Social History of the Jewish East End in London  1914 1939 PDF

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Author: Joseph Green
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773497702
Size: 19.45 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 522
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Book Description: Ch. 19 (pp. 409-441) discusses the development in 19th-century Europe of socialism, Zionism, and modern antisemitism. Ch. 20 (pp. 442-471) contains a concise history of British antisemitism from 1901 to 1940. It began as an anti-alien movement; after the First World War it was aggravated by the spread of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." In the 1930s the leadership in British antisemitism passed to fascist organizations, particularly Mosley's British Union of Fascists. The Jewish quarters of London's East End became the arena for a harsh conflict between fascists and Jewish leftists.


London

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Author: Francis Sheppard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192853691
Size: 11.24 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 442
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Book Description: London has for most of 2000 years been the hub of the political, economic, and cultural life of the British Isles. No other city has held such a dominant national position for so long. This new study, by the doyen of London historians, describes London's diverse past, from its origins as aRoman settlement at the first bridging of the Thames to the world-class metropolis it is today. It provides a vivid account of a city which was the 'deere sweete' place which Chaucer loved more than any other city on earth, which was for Dickens his 'magic lantern', and to Keats 'a great sea',howling for more wrecks. It is also a story of much contrast and remarkable resilience; through great fires and pestilence, civil war, and the Blitz, London has rebuilt and reinvented itself for each generation.


The Social History Of Language

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Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521317634
Size: 47.42 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 219
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Book Description: This volume of essays brings together work by social historians of Britain, France and Italy.


Whitechapel 1600 1800

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Author: Derek Morris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780956477910
Size: 16.34 MB
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Category : Whitechapel (London, England)
Languages : en
Pages : 189
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