The London Encyclopaedia

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Ben Weinreb
Macmillan, 2008 - History - 1100 pages
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Unmatched for scope and of peerless authority, The London Encyclopaedia distils the heritage of Europe's greatest city. Arranged alphabetically, nearly 6,000 entries explore every monument, building, street, park and suburb of importance, as well as events, institutions and themes relevant to the city's past glory and present vigour. Here, rich in detail, alive with wit and well served by two indexes, is everything anyone could possibly want to know about London. For the third edition of this well-established book, the text has been extensively revised and updated, taking London into the twenty-first century. Contemporary images have been added to the more than 500 period prints, drawings and photographs, while new entries cover a host of current icons and reflect the capital's cosmopolitan and multi-cultural dimensions. Mosques and temples challenge the ubiquitous churches, and the glazed geometry of corporate power is saluted. Everything of relevance to the history, culture, commerce and government of the capital is documented. From the very first settlements through to the skyline of today, The London Encyclopaedia comprehends all that is London. -- Publisher description.

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