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Beyond the Metropolis: The changing image of urban Britain, 1780-1880

Katy Layton-Jones

Abstract

Drawing on images that shaped the popular perception of British towns between 1780 and 1880, Beyond the Metropolis challenges enduring misconceptions about urbanization, its representation, and interpretation throughout the long nineteenth century. Over the past century, historical reality has merged seamlessly with mythology, literature, and caricature, to create a dramatic, but utterly misleading representation of our urban past. Dark satanic mills, cobbled streets, and cholera have become common shorthand for the nineteenth-century British town. Yet, there is little to suggest that the Urba ... More

Keywords: Urban, Victorian, Georgian, Imagery, Provincial, Industry, Commerce, Culture, Riot, Topography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099694
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099694.001.0001

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Katy Layton-Jones, author

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