Material London, ca. 1600

Material London, ca. 1600 reconstructs one of the great world cities at a critical moment in Western history.

Material London, ca. 1600

Lena Cowen Orlin, Editor

2000 | 400 pages | Cloth $65.00 | Paper $34.95
History | Cultural Studies
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
—Lena Cowen Orlin

PART I. MEANINGS OF MATERIAL LONDON
2. London's Dominion: The Metropolis, the Market Economy, and the State
—David Harris Sacks
3. Material London in Time and Space
—Derek Keene
4. Poetaster, the Author, and the Perils of Cultural Production
—Alan Sinfield

PART II. CONSUMER CULTURE: DOMESTICATING FOREIGN FASHION
5. England's Provinces: Did They Serve or Drive Material London?
—Joan Thirsk
6. Fantastical Colors in Foggy London: The New Fashion Potential of the Late Sixteenth Century
—Jane Schneider
7. "Rugges of London and the Diuell's Band": Irish Mantles and Yellow Starch as Hybrid London Fashion
—Ann Rosalind Jones and Peter Stallybrass
8. Women, Foreigners, and the Regulation of Urban Space in Westward Ho
—Jean E. Howard

PART III. SUBJECTS OF THE CITY
9. Material Londoners?
—Ian W. Archer
10. Purgation as the Allure of Mastery: Early Modern Medicine and the Technology of the Self
—Gail Kern Paster
11. London's Vagrant Economy: Making Space for "Low" Subjectivity
—Patricia Fumerton

PART IV. DIVERSIONS AND DISPLAY
12. Inside/Out: Women, Domesticity, and the Pleasures of the City
Alice T. Friedman
13. The Authority of the Globe and the Fortune
—Andrew Gurr
14. Building, Buying, and Collecting in London, 1600-1625
—Linda Levy Peck

PART V. BUILDING THE CITY
15. The Topography and Buildings of London, ca. 1600
John Schofield
16. John Day and the Bookshop That Never Was
—Peter W. M. Blayney
17. Boundary Disputes in Early Modern London
—Lena Cowen Orlin