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London: The Selden Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549-1689

Robert K. Batchelor


This book describes the emergence of London as a global city between 1549 and 1689, as an important population, economic and cultural center that was particularly transformed by its contact with Asia in this period. This process is usually described as one that occurred in a national or Atlantic World context and extended outward in a proto-imperial fashion. But in this period, maritime Asia and the empires and trading cities associated with it played a driving role in defining globally-oriented institutions and historical changes in London. These partial shifts influenced by and partially tra ... More

Keywords: Translation, globalization, urbanization, cartography, history of the book, Asia, global city

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226080659
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226080796.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert K. Batchelor, author