This is the first major study of a neglected yet extremely significant subject: the London middle classes in the period between 1660 and 1730, a period in which they created a society and economy that can be seen with hindsight to have ushered in the modern world. Using a wealth of material from contemporary sources—including wills, business papers, inventories, marriage contracts, divorce hearings, and the writings of Daniel Defoe and Samuel Pepys—Peter Earle presents a fully rounded picture of the "middling sort of people," getting to the hearts of their lives as men and women struggling for success in the biggest, richest, and most middle-class city in contemporary Europe.
He examines in fascinating and convincing detail the business life of Londoners, from apprenticeship through the problems and potential rewards of different occupational groups, going on to look at middle-class family, social, political and material life—from relationships with spouses, children, servants, and neighbors, to food and clothes and furniture, to sickness, death, and burial.
Stimulating, scholarly, and constantly illuminating, this book is an important and impressive contribution to English social history.
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Peter Earle is Reader in Economic History at the University of London and teaches at the London School of Economics. He is the author of several books on maritime history and English social history, the latter including The World of Defoe and Monmouth's Rebels.
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Descripción Methuen, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fair. Hardback; pages yellowed, stain to edge of pages otherwise good in yellowed dustjacket. ; Illustrated. ; 446 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 39589
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Descripción Methuen Publishing Ltd, London, 1989. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. xiii + 446pp, index, bibliography, 3 appendices, 17 illustrations. Green boards, slight bumping to corners, general ageing to contents, overall a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Contents in 3 parts:- I Metropolitan Economy and Society; II Business Life; III Family and Social Life. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 017663
Descripción Methuen, London, 1989. Hard Back. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. The first truly serious study of a neglected yet extremely significant subject : the London middle classes during a period in which they created a society and economy that can be seen with hindsight to have ushered in the modern world. Clean square hardback, with some light sunning to page edges, in a price-clipped d/w - 446 pages including index. Next post dispatch. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 048190
Descripción Univ. Of California, 1989. Estado de conservación: Good. b&w Ilustrador. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0413519104-2-4
Descripción Univ. Of California. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2792480382