London and beyond

Essays in honour of Derek Keene

Matthew Davies and James Galloway (eds.)

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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.

Price: c.£40.00 (tbc), hbk.
ISBN: 978 1 905165 70 4
Published: September 2012

'One of the pioneer volumes in the handsomely produced new Institute of Historical Research Conference series, this book serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most influential urban historians of our time.' - Ian Archer, Urban History, May 2013.

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From January 2017: this title is also available as an open access PDF via the School of Advanced Study’s Humanities Digital Library.





I.   Markets, Hinterlands and Environments

Margaret Murphy - Feeding another city - provisioning Dublin in the later middle ages 

Christopher Dyer - Did peasants need markets and towns, in late medieval England?

Richard Britnell - The proliferation of markets revisited

James A. Galloway - 'Tempests of weather and great abundance of water': the flooding of the Barking marshes in the later middle ages

II.   Luxury, innovation and skill

Peter Stabel -  A taste for the Orient? Cosmopolitan demand for 'exotic' durable consumables in late medieval Bruges

Rob Iliffe - Hartlib’s world

Anita McConnell - Hiding in the forest … The Gilberts’ rural scientific instrument manufactory

III.   Suburbs, neighbourhoods and communities

Vanessa Harding - Houses and households in Cheapside c.1500-1550

Philip Baker and Mark Merry - ‘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

Erik Spindler - Between sea and city: portable communities in late medieval London and Bruges

Catherine Wright - The kindness of strangers: charitable giving in the community of the Dutch Church, Austin Friars, in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

 IV.   Governance

Matthew Stevens - Londoners and the court of Common Pleas in the fifteenth century

Matthew Davies - Crown, city and guild in late medieval London

Maarten Prak - Urban governments and their citizens in early modern Europe

Richard Dennis - Victoria Street in theory and practice: scenes from the governmentality of nineteenth-century London

Carlos López Galviz - Converging lines, dissecting circles: railways and the socialist ideal in London and Paris at the turn of the twentieth century

 V.  Bibliography of the published works of Derek Keene