15 September 1983
Show More Exploring the Urban Past: Essays in Urban History by H.J. Dyos edited by David Cannadine and David Reeder.
Cambridge, 258 pp., £20, September 1982, 0 521 24624 5Show More
Themes in Urban History: Patricians, Power and Politics in 19th-Century Towns edited by David Cannadine.
Leicester University Press, 224 pp., £16.50, October 1982, 9780718511937Show More
“... The young Wordsworth, standing on Westminster Bridge, felt the wonder of the city. He did not try to comprehend it as a scientific phenomenon, for it was not his job to provide a systematic explanation of the integrated operation of its ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples. And yet there is a sense of marvel that such an organism, with its mighty heart, could come into being and function in its ...”