Urban Space of Everyday Sociability in Seventeenth-Century London

Urban Space of Everyday Sociability in Seventeenth-Century London

Anna V. Stogova
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History of early modern Europe was marked with the rapid development of urban culture which included the emergence of various public spaces that were to become the new centres of social intercourse. These transformations significantly changed behaviour tactics of the urban residents. Based on the diary of the British official Samuel Pepys, the article considers the opportunities for communication that the space of seventeenth-century London offered and the variations in be-haviour patterns with respect to socializing in a private home, in different public establishments, and gardens and parks.
Anna V. Stogova
Candidate of Historical Sciences, Senior Researcher,
Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences;
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Cultutal Studies,
Russian State University for the Humanities
Moscow, Russia
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urban space, Samuel Pepys, diary, sociability, London, Early Modern period, home, tavern, theatre, park, garden
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Stogova, A. “Urban Space of Everyday Sociability in Seventeenth-Century London.” Historia Provinciae – The Journal of Regional History, vol. 3, no. 2 (2019): 542–589, http://

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