- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Publisher: Carnegie Publishing Ltd; 1st ed. edition (5 Nov. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1859361722
- ISBN-13: 978-1859361726
- Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 3.3 x 24.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
London: A History Hardcover – 5 Nov 2009
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"London: A History" by Jeremy Black is a 440-page, illustrated compendium of the history of England's single most important and universally identifiable metropolitan city. Originally founded by the Romans to serve as their capital, "London: A History" continues the city's history under Anglo-Saxon rule (410-1066); the city's medieval era (1066-1485); city life under the Tutors (1485-1603); under the kingship of the Stuarts (1603-1714); the city as the heart of the globe spanning British Empire (1714-1815); as a 'World City' (1815-1914; the decline of the city's international influence (1914-1945); and the city's modern era (1945-2010). Of special note is the concluding chapter 'Into the Future" and the author's 'Postscript: The Biography of a City." Informed and informative, "London: A History" is enhanced with the inclusion of copious notes and references, an extensive bibliography for further study, a list of included illustrations, and a comprehensive index. An impressive work of meticulous scholarship, "London: A History" is highly recommended for community and academic library World History and British History reference collections and supplemental reading lists.
"London: A History" by Jeremy Black is a beautifully illustrated compendium history that starts at the beginning of London as a settlement and follows through until now. The photographs, maps and paintings make this one history that will keep you turning the pages. A professor of history at Exeter College and the University of Durham, Black is well qualified to write this excellent work, as a graduate of Cambridge and Oxford.His writing style is very interesting, not the boring histories of yore but one which will keep you wanting to read and absorb all you can about this wonderful city. I highly recommend it for any history buff and for anyone who enjoyed the Olympics 2012 in London. Very timely and beautifully done!
About the Author
Jeremy Black is Professor of History at Exeter University.