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    Cheapside: commerce and commemoration

    Harding, Vanessa (2008) Cheapside: commerce and commemoration. Huntington Library Quarterly 71 (1), pp. 77-96. ISSN 0018-7895.

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    Abstract

    The broad street of Cheapside, Vanessa Harding shows, was a central location in the lives and minds of early modern Londoners. In a crowded city it was a significant open space where public events could be staged and important issues communicated to a wide audience. The everyday reality of shop and market trading — where qualities and values were scrutinized and false dealing punished - enhanced its association with truth and patency. Normally dominated by the authorities, it was on occasion captured by oppositional groups, though their activities tended to reinforce Cheapside's identity as a place of publicity and validation.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Special issue of Huntington Library Quarterly edited by Jean E. Howard and Deborah Harkness. Copyright © 2008, The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. Published by The University of California Press. All rights reserved.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2008 15:35
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/727

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