London and Beyond: Essays in honour of Derek Keene

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Edited By Matthew Davies, James A Galloway

Synopsis

This fascinating new volume brings together seventeen authors from across disciplines to offer a detailed and comprehensive history of the European city. Dedicated to the late Derek Keene (1942-2021), the forefather of urban history, this book helps us better understand the development, role and allure of the metropolis throughout history, from medieval times to the 20th century. The chapters offered posit the city as a centre for innovation and political might juxtaposed against a sprawling, diverse community in constant flux. Therein we visit the high and lows of city dwelling, from the migrant population and London poor, to the judges and continental merchants trading in ‘exotic’ goods. “An exemplary volume” (Urban History), this is not one to be missed.

'One of the pioneer volumes in the handsomely produced new Institute of Historical Research Conference series, this book serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most influential urban historians of our time.' - Ian Archer, Urban History, May 2013.

Table of Contents

  • I: MARKETS, HINTERLANDS AND ENVIRONMENTS
  • 1. Feeding another city: provisioning Dublin in the later middle ages
    Margaret Murphy
  • 2. Did peasants need markets and towns? The experience of late medieval England
    Christopher Dyer
  • 3. The proliferation of markets revisited
    Richard Britnell
  • 4. ‘Tempests of weather and great abundance of water’: the flooding of the Barking marshes in the later middle ages
    James A. Galloway
  • II: LUXURY, INNOVATION AND SKILL
  • 5. A taste for the Orient? Cosmopolitan demand for ‘exotic’ durable consumables in late medieval Bruges
    Peter Stabel
  • 6. Hartlib’s world
    Rob Ilie
  • 7. Hiding in the forest … The Gilberts’ rural scientic instrument manufactory
    Anita McConnell
  • III: SUBURBS, NEIGHBOURHOODS AND COMMUNITIES
  • 8. Houses and households in Cheapside, c.Œ1500-1550
    Vanessa Harding
  • 9. ‘The poore lost a good Frend and the parish a good Neighbour’: the lives of the poor and their supporters in London’s eastern suburb, c.1583-c.1679
    Philip Baker and Mark Merry
  • 10. Between sea and city: portable communities in late medieval London and Bruges
    Erik Spindler
  • 11. The kindness of strangers: charitable giving in the community of the Dutch Church, Austin Friars, in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
    Catherine Wright
  • IV: GOVERNANCE
  • 12. Londoners and the court of common pleas in the fifteenth century
    Matthew Frank Stevens
  • 13. Crown, city and guild in late medieval London
    Matthew Davies
  • 14. Urban governments and their citizens in early modern Europe
    Maarten Prak
  • 15. Victoria Street in theory and practice: scenes from governmentality of nineteenth-century London
    Richard Dennis
  • 16. Converging lines, dissecting circles: railways and the socialist ideal in London and Paris at the turn of the twentieth century
    Carlos López Galviz
  • A bibliography of the published writings of Derek Keene

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Published
May 10, 2012

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ISBN-13
978-1-909646-44-5
Publication date
2017-01-17
doi
10.14296/117.9771909646445

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9781905165834