Thematic Geography

We can study London geography from the perspective of a map, by describing the location and boundaries of major neighborhoods.  Alternatively, we may ask how contemporary Londoners experienced urban space and ordered their lives within it.  Where did they live, work and play?  How did they move around the city and what did they encounter as they did so?  What urban landmarks did they use to orient themselves?  How did men and women, rich and poor meet or avoid each other within the grids provided by the city's topography?  In what ways did urban spaces acquire social, sexual and moral connotations?  The pages in this section attempt to address questions of this kind.  

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