Cities, Railways, Modernities: London, Paris, and the Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Cities, Railways, Modernities

London, Paris, and the Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

By Carlos López Galviz


294 pages | 39 B/W Illus.

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Cities, Railways, Modernities chronicles the transformation that London and Paris experienced during the nineteenth century through the lens of the London Underground and the Paris Métro. By highlighting the multiple ways in which the future of the two cities was imagined and the role that railways played in that process, it challenges and refines two of the most dominant myths of urban modernity: A planned Paris and an unplanned London. The book recovers a significant body of work around the ideas, the plans, the context and the building of metropolitan railways in the two cities to provide new insights into the relationship of transport technologies and urban change during the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

1. Past Futures

2. Circulation and Improvement

3. Lines and Circles

4. Steam and Light

5. Modernities, or, Remembering Future Events

About the Author

Carlos López Galviz is a Lecturer in Social Futures at Lancaster University, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Urban History

This series showcases original and exciting new work in urban history. It publishes books that challenge existing assumptions about the history of cities, apply new theoretical frames to the urban past and open up new avenues of historical enquiry. The scope of the series is global, and it covers all time periods from the ancient to the modern worlds.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Western
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HISTORY / Social History