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Journal Article
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Robertson, James
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History; Faculty of Arts and Education
Article Title
Reckoning with London: Interpreting the Bills of Mortality before John Gaunt
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Journal of Urban History
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Date of Publication
1996
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325-350
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Abstract
Reassesses the procedures used in early modern London to record the spread of the plague in the weekly Bills of Mortality .Argues that the readers of this handsheet were analysing them in quantitative terms in the 1620s and 1630s to generations before the dates conventionally assigned to the beginnings of 'political arithmetic' and quantified analysis of social issues.....
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