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London and beyond: essays in honour of Derek Keene

London and beyond



Edited by Matthew Davies and James A. Galloway. Published 2012. ISBN: 9781905165704.



Detailed Description

This volume contains selected papers from a major conference held in October 2008 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the setting up of the Centre for Metropolitan History at the IHR, and the contribution of Professor Derek Keene to the Centre, the IHR and the wider world of scholarship.

Preface vii
List of contributors xi
List of figures and tables xiv
List of abbreviations xix

I. Markets, hinterlands and environments
1. F eeding another city – provisioning Dublin in the later middle
Margaret Murphy 1
2. Did peasants need markets and towns in late medieval England?
Christopher Dyer 23
3. The proliferation of markets revisited
Richard Britnell 47
4. ‘Tempests of weather and great abundance of water’: the flooding of the Barking marshes in the later middle ages
James A. Galloway 65

II. Luxury, innovation and skill
5. A taste for the Orient? Cosmopolitan demand for ‘exotic’ durable consumables in late medieval Bruges
Peter Stabel 83
6. H artlib’s world
Rob Iliffe 99
7. H iding in the forest … The Gilberts’ rural scientific instrument manufactory
Anita McConnell 119

III. Suburbs, neighbourhoods and communities
8. Houses and households in Cheapside c.1500–1550
Vanessa Harding 129
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 149
10. Between sea and city: portable communities in late medieval London and Bruges
Erik Spindler 175
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 195

IV. Governance
12. Londoners and the court of common pleas in the fifteenth century
Matthew Frank Stevens 217
13. C rown, city and guild in late medieval London
Matthew Davies 239
14. Urban governments and their citizens in early modern Europe
Maarten Prak 261
15. Victoria Street in theory and practice: scenes from the governmentality of nineteenth-century London
Richard Dennis 279
16. Converging lines, dissecting circles: railways and the socialist ideal in London and Paris at the turn of the twentieth century
Carlos López Galviz 311
Bibliography of the published works of Derek Keene
Compiled by Olwen Myhill 333