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The Making of Urban Europe, 1000–1994

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$52.50 • £42.95 • €47.50

ISBN 9780674543621

Publication Date: 11/25/1995


448 pages

19 halftones, 32 line illustrations, 6 maps, 15 tables


  • Introduction: Urbanization in Perspective
  • I. The Preindustrial Age: Eleventh to Fourteenth Centuries
    • 1. The Structures and Functions of Medieval Towns
    • 2. Systems of Early Cities
    • 3. The Demography of Preindustrial Cities
  • II. A Protoindustrial Age: Fourteenth to Eighteenth Centuries
    • 4. Cities in the Early Modern European Economy
    • 5. Beyond Baroque Urbanism
  • 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 Rank-Size Rule
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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