The Shaping of London: A Political and Economic Perspective 1066-1870

1st Edition

Paul Balchin

Routledge
December 31, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 514 Pages
ISBN 9780367146252 - CAT# K410810
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

Originally published in 2014, The Shaping of London chronologically examines the likely impact of wars, dynastic struggles, demographic change and economic growth on the physical fabric of London. The book traces the evolution of architectural style in London within the context of politics and economics, it looks at architecture over broad periods from Romanesque to Jacobean, and from Palladian to Victorian. Looking at the changes of London from 1066 to 1870, Balchin argues that London was created through a mixture of kings, merchants, governors and industrialists, which has lent itself to the creation of notable buildings, and public places in London and in turn their spatial dispersal has helped to determine the shape and areal extent of the metropolis.

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