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Accidents and Violent Death in Early Modern London


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Introduction 'Here Falling Houses Thunder on your Head': Sudden Violent Death and the Metropolis 'I told my Neighbours, who sent for the Searchers': From Personal Trauma to Public Knowledge 'Good Servants, but Bad Masters': Fire and Water 'Much Mischief Happeneth to Persons in the Street': Everyday Urban Accidents 'Death Hath Ten Thousand Several Doors': Rare and Unfortunate Events 'Thro' Freezing Snows, and Rains, and Soaking Sleet': A Time to Die 'She was Lame Long After': Medical and Social Response 'To the Great Hazard of Peoples Lives': Bringing Order to Chaos 'Telling Pretty Stories': Constructing Accident Event Narratives Conclusion Bibliography


A much-needed, meticulously researched, critical study [that] provides thought-provoking and pioneering scholarship in a more complex than previously anticipated field of study. * HISTORY *
This intricate vision of London, with its chaos and peril, can aid us in approaching our own deeply flawed discussions of contemporary accidents and violence with care, precision, and critical insight. * EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LIFE *

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