BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Cheapside: commerce and commemoration

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


    Download (270kB) | Preview


    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.


    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 Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2008 15:35
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:48


    Activity Overview
    6 month trend
    6 month trend

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item