London

Author by : Francis Sheppard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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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.


A History Of London

Author by : Stephen Inwood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Basic Books (AZ)
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Total Read : 65
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Description : Drawing on a multitude of sources and an abundance of unfamiliar anecdotes, Inwood tirelessly explores the history of a vibrant and multi-cultural city defined as much by the mob as the monarch. BOMC Selection. 32 pp. illustrations. 20 maps. Indexed. Bibliography.


London A Social History

Author by : Roy Porter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Total Read : 33
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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

Author by : David Hughson
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 45
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A People S History Of London

Author by : Lindsey German
Languange : en
Publisher by : Verso Books
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Description : Looks at the famed metropolis' role in history as a center of violence, radical ideas, and liberty, and the many thinkers, heretics, and rebels that have peopled its streets throughout history, including John Wycliffe and Karl Marx.


London

Author by : R. O. Bucholz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Total Read : 66
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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.


City Of London

Author by : David Kynaston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Total Read : 84
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Description : David Kynaston's ground-breaking history of the City of London, published in four volumes between 1994 and 2001, is a modern classic. Skilfully edited into a single volume by David Milner, it tells a story as dramatic as any novel, while explaining the mysteries of the financial world in a way that we can all understand. This is a story of booms, busts and bankruptcies, dress codes, eating habits, pay, humour, changing architecture and the unique culture of the Square Mile which brings us up to the modern age.


Soho

Author by : Judith Summer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Pub Limited
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Total Read : 90
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Description : A history of Soho in London, which has as its contributions the oral histories of shopkeepers, publicans and families. This book won the "London Tourist Board Special Book of the Year" award.