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Patterns of European Urbanisation Since 1500

1st Edition

Edited by Henk Schmal


318 pages

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Originally published in 1981, Patterns of European Urbanisation Since 1500 examines urbanisation in Europe since 1500, paying particular attention to the underlying factors which govern the differentiated process of urbanisation. The book goes on to formulate some of the ways in which these factors can be generalised in an attempt to delineate the process of urbanisation in theoretic terms.

Table of Contents



Foreword: Patterns of Urban Growth Since 1500, Mainly in Western Europe, H.A. Diedriks

1. Urbanization. What’s in a Name?, P. Kooij

2. Urbanisation and Economic Development in the Western World: Some Provisional Conclusions of an Empirical Study, P. Bairoch

3. Patterns of Urbanization in Pre-Industrial Europe, 1500-1800, J. de Vries

4. The Impact of Functional Differentiation Within Systems of Industrialised Cities, B.T. Robson

5. Some Examples of Analyzing the Process of Urbanization: Northern Italy (Eighteenth to Twentieth Century), A. Caracciolo

6. The Influence of Industrialisation on Urban Growth in Prussia (1815-1914), H. Matzerath

7. Urbanisation in Sweden, 1840-1920, B. Öhngren

8. The Rise of the ‘Randstad’, 1815-1930, R. van Engelsdorp Gastelaars and M. Wagenaar

9. The Population Growth of the Urban Municipalities in the Netherlands Between 1849 and 1970, With Particular Reference to the Period 1899-1930, M.C. Deurloo and G.A. Hoekveld

10. Epilogue: One Subject, Many Views, H. Schmal

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1938 and 1983, draw together research by leading academics on William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine the historical, political and philosophical, whilst also exploring their work with other political figures such as Paul Kruger. This set will be of interest to students of history and politics respectively.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General