Shaping London, Shaping Lives: Hospitals as Agents of Change in the Metropolis, 1700-1840


Arnold, D. (2008) Shaping London, Shaping Lives: Hospitals as Agents of Change in the Metropolis, 1700-1840, Oxford, UK, Routledge, 208pp.

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Shaping London, Shaping Lives explores the role and significance of hospitals as agents of change in London c1700-1840. Eight hospitals (Bethlehem, Chelsea, Christ's, Foundling, Greenwich, Royal London, St Bartholomew's and St George's) are used as case studies to investigate the interaction between the institution and its urban environment in terms of demographic trends, urban development and planning and the influence of the architects and surveyors to these institutions in the architectural design.
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Shaping London, Shaping Lives explores the role and significance of hospitals as agents of change in London c1700-1840. Eight hospitals (Bethlehem, Chelsea, Christ's, Foundling, Greenwich, Royal London, St Bartholomew's and St George's) are used as case studies to investigate the interaction between the institution and its urban environment in terms of demographic trends, urban development and planning and the influence of the architects and surveyors to these institutions in the architectural design. The book highlights how hospitals helped shape London in terms of metropolitan infrastructure and the built fabric. The author does not set out to construct a linear, progressive history of each of these hospitals but chooses to explore the diversity and difference between them and how they fit into broader paradigms of social, political and cultural life in the capital during the period.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0415325161 (hardback)
0415325153 (hardback)
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Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Archaeology
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities
ePrint ID: 11975
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:03
Publisher: Routledge
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/11975

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