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Reviews in History – New Reviews 23 July 2009

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Prose and poetry are the source materials for two very different city-based studies this week.

First James Gregory (no. 771) reviews Guilty Money: The City of London in Victorian and Edwardian Culture by Ranald Michie (see here for his response), which looks at the way the Square Mile was portrayed in the fiction of this period.

Then Hugh Roberts (no. 772) explores Elisabeth Hodges’ Urban Poetics in the French Renaissance, which studies the city as a subject in poetic texts in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Please send any comments or suggestions to me at danny.millum@sas.ac.uk or ihr.reviews@sas.ac.uk.