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European Cities and Towns

400-2000

Peter Clark

January 2009

ISBN: 9780198700548

432 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

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Price: £27.99

Examines and explains the waves of urbanization across Europe from the fall of the Roman empire to the dawn of the 21st century, covering the whole of Europe, north and south, east and west, and looking at urban trends, the urban economy, social developments, cultural life, and governance.

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Examines and explains the waves of urbanization across Europe from the fall of the Roman empire to the dawn of the 21st century, covering the whole of Europe, north and south, east and west, and looking at urban trends, the urban economy, social developments, cultural life, and governance.

  • Analyses the roller coaster ride of European urbanization from the fall of the Roman empire right through to the dawn of the 21st century
  • Looks at both regional trends from across Europe and also at the widely differing fortunes of individual cities
  • Takes a wide-angled view of Europe, looking at both northern and eastern Europe as well as the city systems of the Mediterranean and Western Europe
  • Encompasses the economic, social, cultural and political spheres of urban development

About the Author(s)

Peter Clark, Professor of European History, University of Helsinki, Finland

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1:Introduction
    Part I c. 400-c1500
    2:Urban Trends
    3:Economy
    4:Social Life
    5:Culture and Landscape
    6:Governance
    Part II c. 1500-1800
    7:Urban Trends
    8:Economy
    9:Social Life
    10:Culture and Landscape
    11:Governance
    Part III c. 1800-2000
    12:Urban Trends
    13:Economy
    14:Social Life
    15:Culture and Landscape
    16:Governance
    Select Bibliography

Reviews

"[A] scholarly yet very readable work" - PD Smith, The Guardian

"A first-rate study that is clearly written and well aware of the strengths and problems of the urban experience." - Jeremy Black, History

"An exceptional book. Clark's narrative is refreshingly divorced from the common 'Atlantic-centric' perspective, his subject knowledge awe-inspiring, and his prose clear and engaging. It is also a book suitable for all; from the scholar wishing for a good topic overview to anyone with a casual interest wanting to know more." - Fiona Williamson, European History Quarterly

"A fine synthesis - a tour de force - that embodies a hugely impressive range of knowledge and understanding about towns, and deserves to have the widest readership" - Professor Peter Borsay, University of Aberystwyth

"an important book and it should be read and inwardly digested by archaeologists as well as historians. It is a thoroughly good read" - Mike McCarthy, Medieval Archaeology

"Written by a leading specialist on early modern towns in Britain ... this volume will further enhance its author's already considerable reputation as one of our premier guides through the urban past ... [an] excellent book." - Andrew Lees, English Historical Review

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