Londinopolis: Essays in the Cultural and Social History of Early Modern London (Paperback)

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    Paul Griffiths is the Professor of British History at Iowa State University.

    Mark S.R. Jenner is Lecturer in History at the University of York.
    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.

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    Dimensions 8.75x6x0.75
    ISBN 9780719051524
    Genre HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
    Format Paperback
    Pages 284
    Publisher Date 2001-03-14 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Manchester Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2000
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Essays in the Cultural and Social History of Early Modern London
    Series Name Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain
    Audience College/higher education

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