London: A Social History

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Penguin Adult, 5 окт. 2000 г. - Всего страниц: 541

'A vivid celebration of the city, but also an elegy for its decline, bubbling with statistics and anecdotes, from Boadicea to Betjeman'
Richard Holmes, Daily Telegraph,Books of the Year

'Roy Porter, a historian of formidable range, turns to urban history in this marvellously lucid, informative and passionate book . . . Porter's facts are always at the service of his narrative, which has a finely maintained momentum, balancing statistics with the words of historians, diarists and novelists, poets and churchmen; Pepys, Boswell, Fielding, Walpole, Blake, Mayhew, Wells, Woolf, Spark, Archibishop Runcie . . . a timely and brilliant book'
Claire Tomalin, Evening Standard

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Although this history starts at the beginning of London, it reaches the Reformation by page 45 (of over 400 pages) so it i primarily about early modern and modern London Читать весь отзыв

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'London was always a muddle that worked. Will it remain that way?' is Roy Porter's closing question in this extensive, but engrossing, work. I chose his final remark to start this review because it ... Читать весь отзыв

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ROY PORTER is Professor in the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London. He is most recently the author of THE GREATEST BENEFIT TO MANKIND (HarperCollins, 1998) and the forthcoming (10/00) Allen Lane title ENLIGHTENMENT: BRITAIN AND THE CREATION OF THE MODERN WORLD.

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