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London: A Social and Cultural History
London: A Social and Cultural History, 1550-1750 by Robert O. Bucholz and Joseph P. Ward, 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. 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.
Ken Livingstone, first mayor of London, said: "This book is a must for anyone interested in London. It covers the period when London rose from being a quite important Northern European trading centre to become the greatest international port in the world at the hub of not just the emerging British Empire but European and North American trade.
"The internationally connected city, at the centre of trade, determined the character of the city it has become today, including the weight of its international finance and trade sectors, its globally diverse population and the worldwide influences on its heritage and contemporary culture."
London: A Social and Cultural History, 1550-1750, published by Cambridge University Press, is available here.
Friday, 27 July 2012
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