Social Relations and Urban Space: Norwich, 1600-1700
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246 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

5 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History

Imprint: Boydell Press

Social Relations and Urban Space: Norwich, 1600-1700

by Fiona Williamson

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This book offers an insight into the social relationships and topographies that fashioned both city life and landscape and serves as a useful counterpoise in a field that has largely focused on London.
This is a book about seventeenth-century Norwich and its inhabitants. At its core are the interconnected themes of social topographies and the relationships between urban inhabitants and their environment. Cityscapes were, and are, shaped and given meaning during the practice of people's lived experiences. In return, those same urban places lend human interactions depth and quality. Social Relations and Urban Space uncovers manifold possible landscapes, including those belonging to the rich and to the poor, to men, to women, to 'strangers and foreigners', to political actors of both formal and informal means. Norwich's inhabitants witnessed the tumultuous seventeenth centuryat first hand, and their experiences were written into the landscape and immortalised in its exemplary surviving records. This book offers an insight into the social relationships and topographies that fashioned both city life and landscape and serves as a useful counterpoise in a field that has largely focused on London.

FIONA WILLIAMSON is currently Senior Lecturer in History at the National University of Malaysia.
Introduction
The City and the Parish
Claiming Public Space: Competing Perceptions
Separations and Intersections: The Norwich Strangers
Gendering the Streets: Men, Women, and Public Space
Political Landscapes
Conclusion: A City of Many Faces
Bibliography
"Wide-ranging and thoroughly researched.This fine case-study of an important urban centre.deserves a wide readership [and] acts as an exemplary model of how to write urban history." ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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Title Details

246 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

5 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History

Imprint: Boydell Press