The ‘Best Governed City’, Part Three

  title={The ‘Best Governed City’, Part Three},
  author={David Cannadine},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={536 - 544}
  • D. Cannadine
  • Published 1 June 1976
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
Despite or perhaps because of its growing number of apostles and evangelists, practitioners and propagandists, urban history remains the most amorphously exuberant and ill-disciplined of all Clio's recent offspring, easy to identify spatially, but impossible to define methodologically. Although the circus visits a different university town each year, the registered office at Leicester provides well-organized continuity, and when it is put up, the Big Top is unmistakeable. The thoroughness…