History: Urban History

  • Deprivation, State Interventions and Urban Communities in Britain, 1968–79

    By Peter Shapely

    Focusing on a series of policy initiatives from the late 1960s through to the end of the 1970s, this book looks at how successive governments tried to address growing concerns about urban deprivation across Britain. It provides unique insights into policy and governance and into the socio-economic…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern British History

  • Layered Landscapes: Early Modern Religious Space Across Faiths and Cultures book cover

    Layered Landscapes

    Early Modern Religious Space Across Faiths and Cultures

    Edited by Eric Nelson, Jonathan Wright

    This volume explores the conceptualization and construction of sacred space in a wide variety of faith traditions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and the religions of Japan. It deploys the notion of "layered landscapes" in order to trace the accretions of praxis and belief, the tensions…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge

  • Buried City, Unearthing Teufelsberg

    Berlin and its Geography of Forgetting

    By Benedict Anderson

    Cities are built over the remnants of their past buried beneath their present. We build on what has been built before, whether over foundations formalising previous permanency or over the temporal occupations of ground. But what happens when you shift a city - when you dislodge its occupation of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-09 
    Routledge

  • A History of Drink and the English, 1500–2000 book cover

    A History of Drink and the English, 1500–2000

    By Paul Jennings

    This book is an introduction to the history of alcoholic drink in England from the end of the Middle Ages to the present day. Treating the subject thematically, it covers who drank, what they drank, how much, who produced and sold drink, the places where it was enjoyed and the meanings which…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07 
    Routledge
    Perspectives in Economic and Social History

  • Routledge Revivals: Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages

    Edited by Various

    The Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages comprises of sixteen comprehensive reference titles covering a range of regions and themes in the Medieval period. First published between 1993 and 2006, the Encyclopedias provide complete and multidisciplinary guides to topics such as Women and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages

  • Culture, Philanthropy and the Poor in Late-Victorian London book cover

    Culture, Philanthropy and the Poor in Late-Victorian London

    By Geoffrey A. C. Ginn

    The Late-Victorian cultural mission to London’s slums was a peculiar effort towards social reform that today is largely forgotten or misunderstood. The philanthropy of middle and upper-class social workers saw hundreds of art exhibitions, concerts of fine music, evening lectures, clubs and socials,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-26 
    Routledge
    Perspectives in Economic and Social History

  • Creating Modern Athens: A Capital Between East and West book cover

    Creating Modern Athens

    A Capital Between East and West

    By Denis Roubien

    Athens is a well-known destination for those interested in discovering the birthplace of Western civilization. Its ancient monuments have been the model for innumerable buildings and works of art all over the Western world. However, the reality of modern Athens is much more complicated: the ancient…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Urban Studies

  • Violence and Community: Law, Space and Identity in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean World book cover

    Violence and Community

    Law, Space and Identity in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean World

    Edited by Ioannis K. Xydopoulos, Kostas Vlassopoulos, Eleni Tounta

    Violence and community were intimately linked in the ancient world. While various aspects of violence have been long studied on their own (warfare, revolution, murder, theft, piracy), there has been little effort so far to study violence as a unified field and explore its role in community…

    Hardback – 2017-05-02 
    Routledge

  • Britain in India, 1765-1905 book cover

    Britain in India, 1765-1905

    By Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay

    Seeks to explore the nature of the relationship between Britain and India at the height of imperial expansion. This collection is of interest among academic communities exploring British and Indian history. It is useful for literary, cultural and urban historians working in this area.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Building Regulations and Urban Form 1100-1900

    By Terry R. Slater, Sandra M.G. Pinto

    Contributing to our understanding of medieval and early-modern urban form, this collection of essays focuses on an important yet relatively unexplored historical subject: building regulations. Unlike contemporary planning laws and building codes, building regulations in pre-industrial times did not…

    Hardback – 2017-04-28 
    Routledge

  • Early Modern European Festivals and the Negotiation of Power

    Occasions of State

    By J.R. Mulryne, Krista De Jonge

    The motivations for the staging of festivals in early modern Europe were often complex and multi-faceted. In addition to their role as entertainment spectacles, they were important vehicles for the display of political and military superiority. 'Entries' in to cities were particularly strong…

    Hardback – 2017-04-28 
    Routledge
    European Festival Studies: 1450-1700

  • Byzantine Athens, 10th - 12th Centuries book cover

    Byzantine Athens, 10th - 12th Centuries

    By Charalambos Bouras

    In this masterful synthesis, Charalambos Bouras draws together material and textual evidence for Athens in the Middle Byzantine period, from the mid-tenth century to 1204, when it was conquered by Crusaders. What emerges from his meticulous investigation is an urban fabric surprisingly makeshift in…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25 
    Routledge

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