Routledge Revivals: The Making of Urban Scotland (1978): 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Routledge Revivals: The Making of Urban Scotland (1978)

1st Edition

By Ian H. Adams


308 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138491168
pub: 2020-02-28
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 28th February 2020
Hardback: 9781138491113
pub: 2018-05-22
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781351033787
pub: 2018-02-01
from $22.50

FREE Standard Shipping!


Originally published in 1978, The Making of Urban Scotland traces the evolution of towns from their prehistoric origins to the present day. Most of the material is based on research in Scotland’s archives, housed in the Scottish Record Office. Special emphasis is placed on the causes of economic change and its repercussions upon Scottish town life. The urban stresses of the nineteenth century are analysed in detail, as well as the subsequent emergence of Scotland as Western Europe’s pre-eminent council house society. The unique character of Scotland’s housing occupies two chapters and for the first time the whole panoply of the statuary origins of the council house landscape is exposed.

Table of Contents



1. Urban Beginnings

2. The Medieval Burgh

3. The Burgh and the Countryside

4. Georgian Townscapes

5. Industrial Towns

6. Towns and Transport

7. Urban Reform

8. Socialist City

9. Feudal Suburb

10. Garden City

11. Planned Community

12. Small Town Survival

13. City Region

14. Urban Future

Appendix: The Foundation of Scottish Burghs




About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General