Imagining Early Modern London
Perceptions and Portrayals of the City from Stow to Strype, 1598 1720
Edited by J. F. Merritt
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Imagining Early Modern London by J. F. Merritt
Book DescriptionThe 120 years that separate the first publication of John Stow's famous Survey of London in 1598 from John Strype's enormous new edition of the same work in 1720 witnessed London's transformation into a sprawling augustan metropolis, very different from the compact medieval city so lovingly charted in the pages of Stow. Imagining Early Modern London takes Stow's classic account of the Elizabethan city as a starting point for an examination of how generations of very different Londoners - men and women, antiquaries, merchants, skilled craftsmen, labourers and beggars - experienced and understood the dramatically changing city. A series of interdisciplinary essays explore the ways in which Londoners interpreted and memorialized their past: how individuals located themselves mentally, socially and geographically within the city, and how far the capital's growth was believed to have a moral influence upon its inhabitants.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521037587
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - J. F. Merritt
Dr Julia Merritt is Research Fellow in the Department of History, University of Sheffield. Her previous publications include The Political World of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, 1621-1641 (Cambridge, 1996).
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