The new static build version of the Map of Early Modern London project has now transitioned from alpha to beta, meaning that we believe all key features have been implemented and we're in bug-fixing mode.
When marking up dates, tag monarchical reigns with notBefore and notAfter as follows:
When Stow says "yet then called the riuer of the Wels, which name of Ryuer continued: and it was ſo called in the raign of Edwarde the firſt"
tag the reign:
<date notBefore="1272-11-20" notAfter="1306-07-07">raign of
<hi>Edwarde</hi> the firſt</date>
This post based on an email exchange between JJ and SM.
We have added a page entitled Fiction Set in Early Modern London. The titles listed there are but a few of the wonderful short stories and novels that bring early modern London to life. Please suggest other titles!
We have added an experimental page to the library: a transcription of a section of the Kingsford edition of John Stow's A Survey of London (1603 text). We have taken a brief section of the transcription made available on British History Online by the Centre for Metropolitan History, made a few minor corrections, and marked it up with site identifications. The section we have marked up is The Citie of London Divided into Parts, which describes the logic and history of the ward boundaries, a crucial structuring device for Stow. Our long-term goal is to provide a marked-up transcription of A Survey in a database that each street/site page will query.
We have added a new category to the Index page: Topographical Features.
The Map of Early Modern London has added a list of publications and presentations about, based on, or making use of the project. See the Presentations and Publications page.
The Map of Early Modern London's experimental layered version of the "Agas" map has been hidden from view while we are correcting errors in the site identifications and ward boundaries. If you wish to view the experimental map, please contact General Editor Janelle Jenstad for the URL.
The Map of Early Modern London has added a category for Neighbourhoods to the Index. Neighbourhoods do not lend themselves to being mapped on the “Agas” map platform underlying The Map of Early Modern London because they do not have clear boundaries. However, they were significant to the early modern imagination and are mentioned throughout the texts we cite, edit, and analyze in the project. More neighbourhoods will be added as they are mentioned in MoEML. Encyclopedia-style essays describing these neighbourhoods will be assigned to contributors. Anyone wishing to contribute, please contact Janelle Jenstad.
The Map of Early Modern London announces the publication of Paisley's Mann's essay on the early publication history of John Stow's A Survey of London.
Mann's essay was originally written for English 520, "Representations of London in Early Modern English Literature," at the University of Victoria. A companion list of all the editions of A Survey is forthcoming.
The Map of Early Modern London is pleased to announce the addition of a new category to the Index. The new category, "Livery Companies," list all of the twelve great livery companies of London and any of the lesser companies that are mentioned in the site. Items in the "Livery Companies" index link to a with a brief description of the company with links to the modern company's website.
MoEML is pleased to announce the publication of Paisley Mann's essay on "Thirty-Pound Gentlemen and the Jacobean Inflation of Honours." Mann's essay emerges from her MA coursework at the University of Victoria.
A new essay on "Billiter Lane," by Janelle Jenstad (with research contributions from Morag St. Clair, Undergraduate Research Scholar), has been posted to The Map of Early Modern London.
The Map of Early Modern London has posted a transcription of a poem from Samuel Rowlands' Humors looking glasse (London, 1608). "A straunge sighted Traueller" is a short poem in rhyming couplets that imagines a "Country foole" visiting the sights of London and being robbed by the tour guide he engages. The poem lists the main tourist attractions of early seventeenth-century London.
Started a blog for the Map of London project, and added JJ and MC as bloggers to this blog.
Numerous previous postings for work done on this project can be found in the depts blog, they will typically be prepended with "MapOfLondon"