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The Making Of Urban Europe 1000 1994

Author : Paul M. HOHENBERG
ISBN : 9780674038738
Genre : History
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Europe became a land of cities during the last millennium. The story told in this book begins with North Sea and Mediterranean traders sailing away from Dorestad and Amalfi, and with warrior kings building castles to fortify their conquests. It tells of the dynamism of textile towns in Flanders and Ireland. While London and Hamburg flourished by reaching out to the world and once vibrant Spanish cities slid into somnlence, a Russian urban network slowly grew to rival that of the West. Later as the tide of industrialization swept over Europe, the most intense urban striving and then settled back into the merchant cities and baroque capitals of an earlier era. By tracing the large-scale precesses of social, economic, and political change within cities, as well as the evolving relationships between town and country and between city and city, the authors present an original synthsis of European urbanization within a global context. They divide their study into three time periods, making the early modern era much more than a mere transition from preindustrial to industrial economies. Through both general analyzes and incisive case studies, Hohenberg and Lees show how cities originated and what conditioned their early development and later growth. How did urban activity respond to demographic and techological changes? Did the social consequences of urban life begin degradation or inspire integration and cultural renewal? New analytical tools suggested by a systems view of urban relations yield a vivid dual picture of cities both as elements in a regional and national heirarchy of central places and also as junctions in a transnational network for the exchange of goods, information, and influence. A lucid text is supplemented by numerous maps, illustrations, figures, and tables, and by substantial bibliography. Both a general and a scholarly audience will find this book engrossing reading. Table of Contents: Introduction: Urdanization in Perspective PART I: The Preindustrial Age: eleventh to Fourteenth Centuries 1. Structure and Functions of Medieval Towns 2. Systems of Early Cities 3. The Demography of Preindustrial Cities PART II: The Industrial Age: Fourteenth to Eighteenth Centuries 4. Cities in the Early Modern European Economy 5. Beyond Baroque Urbanism PART III: The Industrial Age: Eighteenth to Twentieth Centuries 6. Industrial and the Cities 7. Urban Growth and Urban Systems 8. The Human Consequences of Industrial Urbanization 9. The Evolution and Control of Urban Space 10. Europe's Cities in the Twentieth Century Appendix A: A Cyclical Model of an Economy Appendix B: Size Distributions and the Ranks-Size Rule Notes Bibliography Index Reviews of this book: A readable and ambitious introduction to the long history of European urbanization. --Economic History Review Reviews of this book: A trailblazing history of the transformation of Europe. --John Barkham Reviews Reviews of this book: A marvelously compendious account of a millennium of urban development, which accomplishes that most difficult of assignments, to design a work that will safely introduce the newcomer to the subject and at the same time stimulate professional colleagues to review positions. --Urban Studies

Urban Societies In East Central Europe 1500 1700

Author : Dr Jaroslav Miller
ISBN : 9781409480129
Genre : History
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Whilst much has been written about early modern urban history, the majority of this work has focussed on Western Europe with relatively little available in English on towns and cities in the former communist East. However, in recent years urban scholars have increasingly looked to a much more inclusive picture of Europe that compares and contrasts development across the whole continent. Dealing primarily with Bohemia, Hungary and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, this book provides an insight into a number of key issues concerning the economic, social and demographic trends in early modern East-Central European urban history. Taking a supra-national perspective, across a long time span, it examines the effects of migration, Reformation, state building and economic change on the transformation of medieval urban communities into early modern societies. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, particularly the registers of new citizens kept by many towns and cities, a fascinating picture of urban development and social structure is reconstructed that not only tells us much about East-Central Europe, but adds to our knowledge of the whole continent.

Cities And Urban Patriciates Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author : Alexander Cowan
ISBN : 9780199810918
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of European history and culture between the 14th and 17th centuries. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

A Companion To Europe 1900 1945

Author : Gordon Martel
ISBN : 1444391674
Genre : History
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This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars. Provides an overview of current thinking on the period. Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time. Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry. Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.

The Urban Response To Internationalization

Author : Peter Karl Kresl
ISBN : UOM:39015061178953
Genre : Business & Economics
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"In this volume, Peter Karl Kresl and Earl Fry examine the impacts of profound changes on the economies of urban areas, and the responses to them. They provide a comprehensive treatment of the issues surrounding internationalization, such as urban transport, communication, and production. In addition, the authors explore the effects of internationalization on municipal foreign affairs, urban governance, inter-city relations and structures, and strategic planning." "As nation states have diminished their intervention in local economies, cities have been forced to implement new forms of governance, cooperative inter-city relationships, and city diplomacy. These aspects of globalization have presented urban economies with challenges and threats to existing activities as well as potentially positive opportunities for development of higher value-added, higher-skilled activities. Forced to take a new look at their international competitiveness, many city leaders have launched strategic planning initiatives. Through these they hope to facilitate development of activities that will improve the economic lives of residents and enable their city to maintain or advance its competitiveness and its position in the urban hierarchy." "This unique study will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of economics, urban studies, and public policy, as well as to those in city administrative and leadership positions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Polynuclear Urban Regions And The Transnational Dimension Of Spatial Planning

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ISBN : IND:30000092903644
Genre : Political Science
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This third volume on the EURBANET project focuses on the 'building blocks' for transnational planning in North West Europe. This research which looks at the different aspects of polynuclear urban regions in a North West European context shows the crucial

Living Europe

Author : Nick Upton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023475556
Genre : Travel
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Linked to a television series of eight one-hour programmes about European nature and wildlife, this book explores the richness and beauty of the differing European landscapes. These vary enormously, from the arid southern lands to the cold northern wastes, from the high peaks to the grasslands, and from the deserted wilderness to the urban jungle. The book examines the plants and animals that coexist in each of these terrains, such as the wolf in Greece and Spain, polar bears in Norway and Sweden, the lynx and the tiger in Poland and Russia, and the brown deer in Bulgaria and Romania.

Governing From Below

Author : Jefferey M. Sellers
ISBN : 0521657075
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book documents the growth of urban governance and analyses its causes and consequences.

Megacorridors In North West Europe

Author : Wil Zonneveld
ISBN : 9040724725
Genre : Political Science
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This volume is based on a review and a survey among stake-holders which was carried out within the framework of the research project CORRIDESIGN. Starting from the observation that regional economies are intertwined on a European scale, CORRIDESIGN examined whether, to what extent, and in what ways this process towards a network society is spatially linked with the development of cross-border megacorridors between seven large urban regions in North West Europe - the Randstad, the Flemmish Diamond, the Rheinruhr area, Lille, Paris, London and the West Midlands. This book makes clear that although the origins of the corridor concept lie in the domain of infrastructure, its meaning extends to such fields as regional economy, urban development and governance. CORRIDESIGN was one of the projects for trans-national cooperation in spatial planning that were executed under the umbrella of the North Western European Area Operational Program. This program was part of the Interreg IIC, a Community Initiative co-financed by the European Commission to promote trans-national cooperation between public bodies and private parties from different countries through projects on both a regional and local level. CORRIDESIGN was carried out by a consortium of seven academic research institutes from the five countries where the megacorridores involved are located.

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