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  • London's Best Viewsby Simon Jenkins

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 5.31

    England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks London's very best views, including Greenwich, The Monument, Parliament Square, Primrose Hill, Richmond Hill and Waterloo Bridge - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining... more...

  • Multilingual Identities in a Global Cityby Dr David Block

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 42.00

    Opening with a discussion of the key issues of globalization, migration, multiculturalism, multilingualism and global cities, David Block then turns to four detailed case studies: East Asian students living and working in London; foreign language teachers from France; London's growing Latino community; and second generation South Asian university... more...

  • London Politics, 1760-1914by Matthew Cragoe; Dr Antony Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 130.00

    This collection offers the first detailed investigation of political life in 19th-century London. London politics did not share the free-trade and civil-equality preoccupations of the provinces which currently dominate scholarly literature. As these essays reveal, the capital remained more concerned with older struggles for political independence. more...

  • A Community Transformedby Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 58.00

    The sequel to McIntosh's acclaimed work Autonomy and Community: The Royal Manor of Havering, 1200?1500. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890by Marc Baer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00

    The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890 explores a critical chapter in the story of Britain's transition to democracy. Utilising the remarkably rich documentation generated by Westminster elections, Baer reveals how the most radical political space in the age of oligarchy became the most conservative and tranquil in an age of democracy. more...

  • Liberalism and Local Government in Early Victorian Londonby Benjamin Weinstein

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 90.00

    A fresh interpretation of London's early Victorian political culture, devoting particular attention to the relationship which existed between Whigs and vestry-based radicals. more...

  • Medieval Londonby Gwyn A. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This unique study is based on the careful interpretation of evidence in the commercial and administrative records of the City and in the royal records, of the process by which London developed from a commune of a feudal kingdom into the capital city of the English nation. The period covered is the century and a half between 1191 and the beginnings... more...

  • Haig and Kitchener in Twentieth-Century Britainby Stephen Heathorn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Lord Kitchener and Lord Haig are two monumental figures of the First World War. Their reputations, both in their lifetimes and after their deaths, have been attacked and defended, scrutinized and contested. The material representations of Haig and Kitchener were shaped, used and manipulated for official and popular ends by a variety of groups at different... more...

  • Culture, Faith, and Philanthropyby Joseph P. Ward

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Joseph P. Ward explores the connections between early modern London and the world beyond the metropolis, surveying several of these spheres in a series of chapter-length, topical analyzes. Each chapter addresses the recent approaches of historians and literary critics, encouraging cross-disciplinary dialogue. more...

  • Tales of Two Citiesby Jonathan Conlin

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when they both vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet here Jonathan Conlin uncovers the intriguing relationship between them for the first time. It is a history of surprises: Sherlock... more...