Arbitrary Borders Series
While borders may reflect and affirm the cultural, ethnic, or linguistic perimeters that define a people or a country, this series explores how the migration of goods, resources, and people works to undermine the separation imposed by such borders.
The book explores the role of arbitrary boundaries in shaping the history of the city of London.
Borders always have separated people. Indeed, that is their purpose. This series of books examines the important and timely issue of the significance of arbitrary borders in history. It describes arbitrary borders as places where people interact differently from the way they would if the boundary did not exist.
This series will show how the migration of people and exchange of goods almost always work to undermine the separation that borders seek to maintain. The continuing evolution of a European community provides a contemporary example illustrating this point.
London under the Blitz
The Walled City
London from the Norman
Conquest to the Magna Carta
London during the Tudor Dynasty
London in the Age of the Stuarts
Edwardian London and the House of Windsor
Postwar London and the New Towns
Chronology & Timeline