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Continues Urban History Yearbook (1974 - 1991)
Title history
  • ISSN: 0963-9268 (Print), 1469-8706 (Online)
  • Editors: Dr Shane Ewen Leeds Beckett University, UK , Professor Simon Gunn University of Leicester, UK and Professor Rosemary Sweet University of Leicester, UK
  • Editorial board
Urban History occupies a central place in historical scholarship, with an outstanding record of interdisciplinary contributions, and a broad-based and distinguished panel of referees and international advisors. Each issue features wide-ranging research articles covering social, economic, political and cultural aspects of the history of towns and Cities. Urban History is leading the way in academic publishing with its multimedia companions. The companions are refereed and fully linked and provide real depth to research. Online subscribers also gain access to Urban History’s comprehensive online bibliography, which contains 34,000 searchable items including books, articles and edited collections.

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History blog

  • The Tudor banquet: digital text mining reveals new information
  • 14 August 2018, Louise Stewart
  • This blog accomapnies Louise Stewart’s Historical Journal article ‘Social Status and Classicism in the Visual and Material Culture of the Sweet Today, the term ‘banquet’ is commonly used to refer to any lavish feast.  However, in the Tudor and Stuart period the word had a different, and very specific meaning, referring to a separate meal which consisted solely of sweet foods.  In September 1591, for example, Queen Elizabeth I visited the Earl of Hertford at his estate at Elvetham.  The lavish entertainments provided for the queen during her four day stay included water pageants, fireworks, feasts and a glittering ‘banquet’.  A printed account of the entertainment makes it clear that this banquet was no ordinary meal.  It was served in the garden after supper, ‘all in glass and silver’ and accompanied by a spectacular fireworks display.  The queen was presented with a thousand sweet dishes including sculptural sugar work representing her arms, castles and forts, human figures and mythical and exotic animals as well as preserved fruits and other confections.  This elaborate spectacle was typical of the sweet banquet.…...
  • The National Rise in Residential Segregation
  • 14 August 2018, John Parman and Trevon D. Logan
  • People talk a lot about segregation.  Every week it seems that news reports or some new academic finding shows that segregation is related to some salient outcome....