London: A History

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - 442페이지
When a man is tired of London, Samuel Johnson noted in 1777, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. Indeed, for almost two thousand years, London has been the political, cultural, and economic heart of Britain, and one of the great hubs of world affairs.
Now, in this fascinating volume, the doyen of London historians, Francis Sheppard, provides the definitive account of London's diverse past, from its origins as a Roman settlement (founded at the lowest bridgeable point across 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.
Sheppard is the great authority to whom we all look up, Roy Porter has written. He has made the history of London his life's work, and I suspect there's no one in the world with so full a knowledge and so rich a grasp as he of sources, physical fabric, and all manner of details. In this colorful new history, Sheppard takes us on a fascinating voyage through London's past. It is the definitive account of the rise to power of one of the world's great metropolitan centers.

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By freelancer Sheppard, a leading London historian, a fascinating narrative of that city'as growth from a Roman provincial encampment to a modem world metropolis, From its beginnings in 53 a.d ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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List of Plates xi
8
Introduction
51
From Lundenburg to the Birth of a Municipal Commune c 8861215
64
The Emergence of the Medieval Capital C 1216c 1530
92
Introduction
125
Religious and Educational Revolution
148
Political Revolutions
161
The Processes of Growth
171
Metropolitan Politics and Metropolitan Class
250
Introduction
263
The People of London
289
The Imperial and Global Metropolis
309
Introduction
321
World War II 19391945
332
Disruptions 19451997
339
Valediction
357

The Administration of the Metropolis
186
Death and Life in London
193
Introduction
205
London and the Genesis of the Industrial Economy
224
Religion Education and Leisure
239
Estimates of the Population of London 15501801
363
Bibliography
395
Index
433
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Francis Sheppard is the leading authority on London's past. He is the author of The Treasury of London's Past and the editor of Survey of London, volumes twenty-six through forty-one, published between 1956 and 1983. He lives in London.

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