London: A Social History

London: A Social History

by Roy Porter
     
 

This is the first modern one-volume history of London from Roman times to the present. An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical age into an important medieval city, a significant Renaissance urban center, and a modern colossus. Not since ancient times has there been such a city--not eternal, but vibrant, living, full of a free people ever… See more details below

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This is the first modern one-volume history of London from Roman times to the present. An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical age into an important medieval city, a significant Renaissance urban center, and a modern colossus. Not since ancient times has there been such a city--not eternal, but vibrant, living, full of a free people ever evolving. In this transcendent book, Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with brio and wit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674538399
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/12/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,458,736
Product dimensions:
0.91(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

1. Introduction
2. Formation to Reformation

3. Tudor London

4. War, Plague and Fire

5. The Triumph of Town: From Restoration to Regency

6. Commercial City: 1650-1800

7. Culture City: Life under the Georges

8. Capitalism in the Capital: The Victorian Age

9. 'The Contagion of Numbers': The Building of the Victorian Capital 1820-1890

10. Bumbledom? London's Politics 1800-1890

11. Social Problems, Social Improvement: 1820-1890

12. Victorian Life

13. 'A Fungus-Like Growth': Expansion 1890-1945

14. Modern Growth, Modern Government: 1890-1945

15. Swinging London, Dangling Economy: 1945-1975

16. Thatcher's London
17. Conclusion: The London Marathon

Further Reading

Index

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