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“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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Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN-10 0192853694
ISBN-13 9780192853691
eBay Product ID (ePID) 1668989

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Publication Year 2000
Language English

Weight 21.9 Oz
Width 5.4in.
Height 1in.
Length 8.4in.

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Format United Kingdom-Trade PAPER
Dewey Edition 21
Table of Content Part I. Londinium1. urban origins2. early Londinium3. change and decayPart II. From Londinium to the Chartered City of London, c.400-c.15304. Londinium and Lundenwic c.400-c.8865. from Lundenburg to the birth of a municipal commune c.866-12156. the emergence of the medieval capital c.1216-c.1530Part III. The Genesis of Modern London 1530-17007. the rise of the metropolis8. religious and educational revolution9. political revolutions10. the processes of growth11. the administration of the metropolis12. death and life in LondonPart IV. Augustan and Georgian London 1700-183013. the growth and structure of London14. London and the genesis of the industrial economy15. religion, education and leisure16. metropolitan politics and metropolitan classPart V. Metropolitan and Imperial London 1830-191417. structures of the modern metropolis18. the people of London19. the imperial and global metropolisPart VI. The Uncertain Metropolis 1914-199720. the inter-war years 1914-1939;, World War II 1939-1945; disruptions, 1945-1997; valedictionAppendix 1: Estimates of the Population of London 1550-1801Appendix 2: The Population of London and the South East Region 1801-1991Notes, Bibliography, Index
Illustrated Yes
Dewey Decimal 942.1
Age Level Trade
Copyright Date 2000
Author Francis Sheppard
Number of Pages 460 Pages
Reviews ‘Sheppard … provides a broad and very readable history … He is especially strong on Londons physical development … such comprehensive histories of Britains leading city are relatively rare and … to be welcomed, as a valuable and enlightening contribution.’Stephen Porter, London Journal 25, 1, 2000., ‘Sheppard … provides a broad and very readable history … He isespecially strong on Londons physical development … such comprehensivehistories of Britains leading city are relatively rare and … to be welcomed,as a valuable and enlightening contribution.’Stephen Porter, London Journal 25, 1, 2000.

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