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Book cover: London, a Social History

Book cover: London, a Social History

Book reviews

The reviews below are taken from the Institute of Historical Research's online journal Reviews in History.

The Imaginary Revolution: Parisian Students and Workers in 1968

by Michael Seidman
Review by Keith Reader

Imagining London, 1770-1900

by Alan Robinson
Review by Mark Bills
Response by Alan Robinson

The Politics of the Poor: the East End of London, 1886-1914

by Jon Lawrence
Review by Marc Brodie
Response by Jon Lawrence

London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People, 1200-1500

by Caroline M. Barron
Review by Barbara Hanawalt
Response by Caroline M. Barron

Urban Europe 1100-1700

by David Nicholas
Review by Keith D. Lilley
Response by David Nicholas

Suburban Century: Social Change and Urban Growth in England and the USA

by Mark Clapson
Review by Richard Harris
Response by Mark Clapson

Paris: Capital of the World

by Patrice Higonnet
Review by Rebecca Spang

The London Chronicles of the 15th Century: A Revolution in English Writing

by Mary-Rose McLaren
Review by Ralph Hanna

Barricades: The War of the Streets in Revolutionary Paris, 1830-1848

by Jill Harsin
Review by Pamela Pilbeam
Response by Jill Harsin

Guilds, Society and Economy in London 1450-1800

by Ian Anders Gadd and Patrick Wallis
Review by Nigel Goose

Milan since the Miracle: City, Culture and Identity

by John Foot
Review by Anna Cento Bull
Response by John Foot

Londonopolis: Essays in the cultural and social history of early modern London

by Paul Griffiths and Mark Jenner
Review by Vanessa Harding
Response by Mark Jenner

Victorian Babylon: People, streets and Images in 19th-Century London

by Lynda Nead
Review by Pamela Pilbeam
Response by Lynda Nead

Re-presenting the Metropolis

by Dana Arnold
Review by John Marriot
Response by Dana Arnold

Poor Women's Lives: Gender Work and Poverty in late-Victorian London

by Andrew August
Review by Anna Davin
Response by Andrew August

Urban Governance: Britain and Beyond since 1750

ed. R. J. Morris and R. H. Trainor
Review by Barry Doyle
Response by R. J. Morris
Response by R. H. Trainor

The Towns of Italy in the Later Middle Ages

by Trevor Dean
Review by Gervase Rosser
Response by Trevor Dean

Family, Commerce and Religion in London and Cologne: Anglo-German Immigrants, c.1000-c.1300

by Joseph P. Huffman
Review by Bjorn Weiler
Response by Joseph P. Huffman

Artful Dodgers: Youth and Crime in Early 19th-Century London

by Heather Shore
Review by John Springhill
Response by Heather Shore

Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919

by Jay Winter and Jean-Louis Robert
Review by Anthony Sutcliffe
Response by Jay Winter

London, a Social History

by Roy Porter
Review by Derek Keene

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