Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

256 Pages | 63 Illus.

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719099694

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Beyond the Metropolis

The changing image of urban Britain, 1780-1880

Katy Layton-Jones

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides a convincing alternative to the caricatures of the polite
  • Explores locations from Bristol to Leeds and Edinburgh to Manchester, to successfully challenge the unwarranted dominance of London in narratives of British urbanisation
  • Brings together prints, ceramics, souvenirs and advertisements in an account of one of the most radical periods of topographical change in British history
  • Genuinely revises our understanding of urbanisation, its representation and interpretation, throughout the long nineteenth century