London: A Cultural History

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Oxford University Press, 2006 - 285 páginas
Richard Tames describes how London has been chronicled, described, celebrated, named, and mapped over the twenty centuries of its existence to become a city treasured even by those who have never set foot in it as a byword for innovation and diversity. This book has been written for those who, knowing London, know that it is too vast, too complex, too elusive ever to be fully known but yet would like to know it better still.
 

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I enjoyed reading through this volume about London. It is well written and always interesting. By focusing on various buildings or areas, Richard Tames brings alive the history, geography and context ... Leer comentario completo

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Sights and Sites Iconic London
1
London Described
21
Grub Street
43
London Named
53
London Mapped
79
Intellectual Capital
105
The Blasts of War
133
MEDICAL INTERLUDE
155
Victorian Valhallas The Magnificent Seven
193
Earthly Powers
208
SoHo
214
INTERLUDE
231
Most of London The Suburbs
241
MetroLand
266
Index of Literary Historical Names
275
Index of Places Landmarks
281

Sporting London
165

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