London

A History

Author: Francis Sheppard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192853691

Category: History

Page: 442

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London has for most of 2000 years been the hub of the political, economic, and cultural life of the British Isles. No other city has held such a dominant national position for so long. This new study, by the doyen of London historians, describes London's diverse past, from its origins as aRoman settlement at the first bridging of the Thames to the world-class metropolis it is today. It provides a vivid account of a city which was the 'deere sweete' place which Chaucer loved more than any other city on earth, which was for Dickens his 'magic lantern', and to Keats 'a great sea',howling for more wrecks. It is also a story of much contrast and remarkable resilience; through great fires and pestilence, civil war, and the Blitz, London has rebuilt and reinvented itself for each generation.

The Shows of London

Author: Richard Daniel Altick

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674807310

Category: History

Page: 553

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An examination of London exhibitions as they evolved from displays of relics in pre-Reformation churches, through the collections of eighteenth-century virtuosi, to the first science museums and public galleries of the mid-Victorian period illuminates English social history

London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885-1914

Author: Matt Cook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521822077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

View: 6237

London and the Culture of Homosexuality explores the relationship between London and male homosexuality from the criminalization of all 'acts of gross indecency' between men in 1885 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 - years marked by an intensification in concern about male-male relationships and also by the emergence of an embryonic homosexual rights movement. Taking his cue from literary and lesbian and gay scholars, urban historians and cultural geographers, Matt Cook combines discussion of London's homosexual subculture and various major and minor scandals with a detailed examination of representations in the press, in science and in literature. The conjunction of approaches used in this study provides insights into the development of ideas about the modern homosexual and into the many different ways of comprehending and taking part in London's culture of homosexuality.

London 2

South

Author: Bridget Cherry,Nikolaus Pevsner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300096514

Category: Architecture

Page: 800

View: 8616

London 2: South is a uniquely comprehensive guide to the twelve southern boroughs. Its riverside buildings range from the royal splendours of Hampton Court and Greenwich and the Georgian delights of Richmond, to the monuments of Victorian commerce in Lambeth and Southwark. But the book also charts lesser known suburbs, from former villages such as Clapham to still rural, Edwardian Chislehurst, as well as the results of twentieth-century planners' dreams from Roehampton to Thamesmead. Full accounts are given of London landmarks as diverse as Southwark Cathedral, Soane's Dulwich Picture Gallery and the arts complex of the South Bank. The outer boroughs include diverse former country houses - Edward IV's Eltham Palace, the Jacobean Charlton House, and the Palladian Marble Hill. The rich Victorian churches and school buildings are covered in detail, as are the exceptional structures of Kew Gardens.

London

North

Author: Bridget Cherry,Nikolaus Pevsner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300096538

Category: Architecture

Page: 810

View: 5565

This volume on London architecture covers the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington. It gives a view of London's expansion northward from formal Georgian squares, to the hill towns of Hampstead and Highgate.

London

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237530990

Category: London (England)

Page: 61

View: 8860

By 2007, the world will pass from being a mainly rural to a mainly urban population. Large cities, including mega cities with more than 10 million people, present key challenges relating to sustainable development and citizenship. Each title in this new geography series reveals reasons for the city's location and the structure of the population, and explores environmental issues such as transport, waste, pollution and wildlife, city economy, culture, leisure and tourism and look to the future.

London

Darstellung der öffentlichen Gebäude in ihrem Innern, nebst den darin stattfindenden Gebräuchen und Ceremonien : in prachtvollen Stahlstichen nach eigens für dieses Werk gefertigten Original-Zeichnungen, mit beschreibenden Text

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 144

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London

Author: Louise Nicholson

Publisher: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DE

ISBN: 9783934385191

Category:

Page: 271

View: 8239


London

Ein Uralte Metropole Roman

Author: Christoph Marzi

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641184282

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 8028

Schwere Schneeflocken tanzen in der Dämmerung, als Emily Laing das erste Mal London nicht mehr findet. Doch wie kann das sein? Eine ganze Stadt verschwindet doch nicht einfach so. Mitsamt all ihren Schornsteinen, Bewohnern und Geheimnissen. Hat das vielleicht etwas mit den beiden seltsamen alten Damen zu tun, die Emily entführen? Oder hängt es mit dem Waisenmädchen zusammen, das plötzlich auf den Stufen einer U-Bahn-Rolltreppe auftaucht? Noch einmal müssen Emily und ihre Gefährten, der Alchemist Wittgenstein, Maurice Micklewhite und die kluge Ratte Minna, in die Tiefen der Uralten Metropole hinabsteigen. Denn hier, in der magischen Stadt unter der Stadt, liegt die Antwort. Und die Gefahr ...

The History of the Royal Society of London for Improving of Natural Knowledge from Its First Rise, in which the Most Considerable of Those Papers Communicated to the Society, which Have Hitherto Not Been Published, are Inserted as a Supplement to the Philosophical Transactions

Author: Thomas Birch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Lockie's Topography of London,

Giving a Concise Local Description of and Accurate Direction to Every Square, Street, Lane, Court, Dock, Wharf, Inn, Public-office, &c. in the Metropolis and Its Environs, Including the New Buildings to the Present Time ...

Author: John Lockie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: London (England)

Page: 344

View: 4454


London

Ein praktischer Führer durch England's Hauptstadt u. deren Umgebung

Author: Rud Thimm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Die Flüsse von London

Roman

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423414936

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3799

»Können Sie beweisen, dass Sie tot sind?« Peter Grant ist Police Constable in London mit einer ausgeprägten Begabung fürs Magische. Was seinen Vorgesetzten nicht entgeht. Auftritt Thomas Nightingale, Polizeiinspektor und außerdem der letzte Zauberer Englands. Er wird Peter in den Grundlagen der Magie ausbilden. Ein Mord in Covent Garden führt den frischgebackenen Zauberlehrling Peter auf die Spur eines Schauspielers, der vor 200 Jahren an dieser Stelle den Tod fand. »Mein Name ist Peter Grant. Ich bin seit Neuestem Police Constable und Zauberlehrling, der erste seit fünfzig Jahren. Mein Leben ist dadurch um einiges komplizierter geworden. Jetzt muss ich mich mit einem Nest von Vampiren in Purley herumschlagen, einen Waffenstillstand zwischen Themsegott und Themsegöttin herbeiführen, Leichen in Covent Garden ausgraben. Ziemlich anstrengend, kann ich Ihnen sagen – und der Papierkram!«