Historical Urban Studies Series

Historical Urban Studies Series

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Historical Urban Studies presents outstanding new research in urban history, and provides students with much-needed analytical frameworks from which to make comparative historical judgements. Titles in the series explore crime, housing conditions, property values, health, education, discrimination & deviance, as well as the formulation of social policies and urban solutions from across Europe. The series also provides a long historical perspective from which to understand shifts in town hierarchy, and changes in social processes.

  • Urban Governance: Britain and Beyond Since 1750 book cover

    Urban Governance

    Britain and Beyond Since 1750, 1st Edition

    By Robert J. Morris, Richard H. Trainor

    This is a coherent and integrated set of essays around the theme of governance addressing a wide range of questions on the organisation and legitimation of authority. At the heart of the book is a set of topics which have long attracted the attention of urbanists and urban historians all over the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-29
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  • Body and City: Histories of Urban Public Health book cover

    Body and City

    Histories of Urban Public Health, 1st Edition

    By Sally Sheard, Helen Power

    A provocative survey of new research in the history of urban public health, Body and City links the approaches of demographic and medical history with the methodologies of urban history and historical geography. It challenges older methodologies, offering new insights into the significance of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • City Status in the British Isles, 1830–2002 book cover

    City Status in the British Isles, 1830–2002

    1st Edition

    By John Beckett

    Based on a wide variety of government and civic records, this book traces the evolution of the changing nature of city status, particularly through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Beginning with an explanation of how city status first became connected to cathedrals in the medieval period,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • Corruption in Urban Politics and Society, Britain 1780–1950 book cover

    Corruption in Urban Politics and Society, Britain 1780–1950

    1st Edition

    By John Smith

    Edited by James R Moore

    Despite much recent interest in the area of urban governance, little work has been done on the changing ethical standards of urban leaderships, 'governing' institutions or the policing of public life. Yet the issue of ethical standards in public life has become a central concern in contemporary…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
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  • Civil Society, Associations and Urban Places: Class, Nation and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe book cover

    Civil Society, Associations and Urban Places

    Class, Nation and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe, 1st Edition

    By Boudien de Vries

    Edited by Graeme Morton

    In recent years the concept of 'civil society' has become central to the historian's understanding of class, cultural and political power in the nineteenth-century town and city. Increasingly clubs and voluntary societies have been regarded as an important step in the formation of formal political…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
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  • European Cities, Youth and the Public Sphere in the Twentieth Century book cover

    European Cities, Youth and the Public Sphere in the Twentieth Century

    1st Edition

    By Detlef Siegfried

    Edited by Axel Schildt

    The late nineteenth century witnessed unprecedented levels of urban growth as migration swelled the population of European cities to new heights. The resulting problems of overcrowding and inadequate civic utilities prompted the governing elites to look for new planning solutions to address the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • The European City and Green Space: London, Stockholm, Helsinki and St Petersburg, 1850–2000 book cover

    The European City and Green Space

    London, Stockholm, Helsinki and St Petersburg, 1850–2000, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Clark

    Recent years have seen sustained public debate and controversy over the 'greening' of European cities, associated with the environmental movement, pressures of urban redevelopment, and the promotional strategies of cities competing in a global market. But the European debate over urban green space…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • The City and the Senses: Urban Culture Since 1500 book cover

    The City and the Senses

    Urban Culture Since 1500, 1st Edition

    By Jill Steward

    Edited by Alexander Cowan

    How do we experience a city in terms of the senses? What are the inter-relations between human experience and behaviour in urban space? This volume examines these questions in the context of European urban culture between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries, exploring the institutions and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
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  • The Artisan and the European Town, 1500–1900 book cover

    The Artisan and the European Town, 1500–1900

    1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey Crossick

    Artisans played a central role in the European town as it developed from the Middles Ages onwards. Their workshops were at the heart of productive activity, their guilds were often central to the political and legal order of towns, and their culture helped shape civic ritual and the urban order.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • Segregation – Integration – Assimilation: Religious and Ethnic Groups in the Medieval Towns of Central and Eastern Europe book cover

    Segregation – Integration – Assimilation

    Religious and Ethnic Groups in the Medieval Towns of Central and Eastern Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Derek Keene, Balázs Nagy, Katalin Szende

    There is a widespread concern today with the role and experiences of ethnic and religious minorities, and their potential for conflict and harmony with 'host communities' and with each other, especially in towns. Interest in historical aspects of these phenomena is growing rapidly, not least in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
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  • Culture and Class in English Public Museums, 1850-1914 book cover

    Culture and Class in English Public Museums, 1850-1914

    1st Edition

    By Kate Hill

    The nineteenth century witnessed a flowering of museums in towns and cities across Britain. As well as providing a focus for collections of artifacts and a place of educational recreation, this work argues that municipal museums had a further, social role. In a situation of rapid urban growth,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Urban Fortunes: Property and Inheritance in the Town, 1700–1900 book cover

    Urban Fortunes

    Property and Inheritance in the Town, 1700–1900, 1st Edition

    By Jon Stobart, Alastair Owens

    Property is central to any historical analyses of production, reproduction and consumption. It lies at the heart of discussions of material culture, class relations and the household economy. Recent work has begun to look beyond the acquisition and possession of goods to examine what the disposal,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
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  • Cities into Battlefields: Metropolitan Scenarios, Experiences and Commemorations of Total War book cover

    Cities into Battlefields

    Metropolitan Scenarios, Experiences and Commemorations of Total War, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stefan Goebel, Derek Keene

    Cities have always had a key role in warfare, as strategic centres which periodically suffered the horrors of siege and sack. With industrialisation, however, they were drawn ever closer to the front line and to direct and continuous experience of fighting and destruction. 'Cities into Battlefields…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
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  • Who Ran the Cities?: City Elites and Urban Power Structures in Europe and North America, 1750–1940 book cover

    Who Ran the Cities?

    City Elites and Urban Power Structures in Europe and North America, 1750–1940, 1st Edition

    By Ralf Roth

    Edited by Robert Beachy

    The question of who actually ran cities in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries has been increasingly debated in recent years. As well as trying to understand the distribution of political power and the rise of broad political participation, urban historians have questioned how and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • Resources of the City: Contributions to an Environmental History of Modern Europe book cover

    Resources of the City

    Contributions to an Environmental History of Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    By Bill Luckin

    Edited by Dieter Schott

    The field of urban environmental history is a relatively new one, yet it is rapidly moving to the forefront of scholarly research and is the focus of much interdisciplinary work. Given the environmental problems facing the modern world it is perhaps unsurprising that historians, geographers,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • The Making of an Indian Metropolis: Colonial Governance and Public Culture in Bombay, 1890-1920 book cover

    The Making of an Indian Metropolis

    Colonial Governance and Public Culture in Bombay, 1890-1920, 1st Edition

    By Prashant Kidambi

    This book explores the social history of colonial Bombay in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, a pivotal time in its emergence as a modern metropolis. Drawing together strands that hitherto have been treated in a piecemeal fashion and based on a variety of archival sources, the book offers a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • The Market and the City: Square, Street and Architecture in Early Modern Europe book cover

    The Market and the City

    Square, Street and Architecture in Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    By Donatella Calabi

    The early modern period is often characterised as a time that witnessed the rise of a new and powerful merchant class across Europe. From Italy and Spain in the south, to the Low Countries and England in the north, men of business and trade came to play an increasingly pivotal role in the culture,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-02
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