Annotated bibliography of readings related to Open City: London, 1500–1700

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This article is related to Open City: London, 1500–1700, one of the Exhibitions at the Folger.

This annotated bibliography of readings related to includes print and web resources. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but is meant to lead the interested reader to some of the many resources in the area early modern London.

Web Resources

Print Resources

Collections of scholarly essays




Archer, Ian, Caroline Barron, and Vanessa Harding, eds. Hugh Alley’s Caveat: The Markets of London in 1598: Folger Ms. V.a. 318. London: London Topographical Society, 1988.
Folger Call Number: DA675 .L86 no.137
Korda, Natasha. Shakespeare’s Domestic Economies: Gender and Property in Early Modern England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.
Folger Call Number: PR3069.S45 K67 2002
Muldrew, Craig. The Economy of Obligation: The Culture of Credit and Social Relations in Early Modern England. Hounmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 1998.
Folger Call Number: HG3711.G7 M85 1998
Peck, Linda Levy. Consuming Splendor: Society and Culture in Seventeenth-Century England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Folger Call Number: DA380 .P43 2005
Saunders, Ann, ed. The Royal Exchange. London: London Topographical Society, 1997.
Folger Call Number: DA675 .L86 no.152
Stern, Philip J. The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundation of the British Empire in India. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Folger Call Number: HF486.E6 S73 2011


Clery, E. J. “Women, Publicity, and the Coffee-House Myth,” Women: A Cultural Review 2 (1991): 168-77.
Folger Call Number:
Cowan, Brian. The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005.
Folger Call Number: TX908 .C68 2005
Ellis, Markman. The Coffee House: A Cultural History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004.
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