Social Relations and Urban Space: Norwich, 1600-1700

Social Relations and Urban Space: Norwich, 1600-1700

Fiona Williamson

Hardback
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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

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 century at 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.

Details

October 2014
5 black and white illustrations
246 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History
ISBN: 9781843839453
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBLH, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3JD
BISAC HIS037040, HIS015000
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Table of Contents

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

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