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Suggested Reading

Collections of scholarly essays


Griffiths, Paul and Mark S. R. Jenner, eds. Londinopolis: Essays in the Cultural and Social History of Early Modern London (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000).


Howard, Jean and Deborah Harkness, eds. The Places and Spaces of Early Modern London, Special issue of Huntington Library Quarterly (2008).


Merritt, J. F., ed. Imagining Early Modern London: Perceptions and Portrayals of the City from Stow to Strype, 1598—1720 (Cambridge University Press, 2001).


Orlin, Lena Cowen, ed. Material London, ca. 1600 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c2000).





Duffy, Eamon, Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, c 1400—c 1580 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992).


Lindley, Keith. Popular Politics and Religion in Civil War London (Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 1997).


Merritt, J. F. The Social World of Early Modern Westminster: Abbey, Court, and Community, 1525-1640 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2005).


Morrissey, Mary. Politics and the Paul’s Cross Sermons, 1558-1642 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).


Pettegree, Andrew. Foreign Protestant Communities in Sixteenth-Century London (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986).


Schofield, John, St. Paul’s Cathedral before Wren (London: English Heritage, 2011).




Dillon, Janette, Theatre, Court, and City, 1595-1610: Drama and Social Space in London (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).


Howard, Jean. Theater of a City: The Places of London Comedy, 1598-1642 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c2007).


Knutson, Roslyn, Playing Companies and Commerce in Shakespeare's Time (Cambridge University Press, 2001).


Hill, Tracey. Pageantry and Power: A Cultural History of the Early Modern Lord Mayor’s Show, 1585-1639 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010).


Wickham, Glynne, Herbert Berry and William Ingram. English Professional Theatre, 1530-1660 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).


Zucker, Adam and Alan B. Farmer, eds. Localizing Caroline Drama: Politics and Economics of the Early Modern Stage, 1625-1642 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).




Hugh Alley’s Caveat : The Markets of London in 1598 : Folger Ms. V.a. 318. Ed. Ian Archer, Caroline Barron, Vanessa Harding (London : London Topographical Society, 1988).


Korda, Natasha. Shakespeare’s Domestic Economies: Gender and Property in Early Modern England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c2002).


Muldrew, Craig. The Economy of Obligation: The Culture of Credit and Social Relations in Early Modern England (Hounmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 1998).


Peck, Linda Levy. Consuming Splendor: Society and Culture in Seventeenth-Century England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).


Saunders, Ann (ed.), The Royal Exchange (London: London Topographical Society, 1997).


Stern, Philip J. The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundation of the British Empire in India (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).


and on Coffee . . .


Clery, E. J. “Women, Publicity, and the Coffee-House Myth,” Women: A Cultural Review 2 (1991): 168-77.


Cowan, Brian. The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005)


Ellis, Markman, The Coffee House: A Cultural History (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004).





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