History: Urban History

  • Architecture and the Language Debate: Artistic and Linguistic Exchanges in Early Modern Italy book cover

    Architecture and the Language Debate

    Artistic and Linguistic Exchanges in Early Modern Italy, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Temple

    This book examines the creative exchanges between architects, artists and intellectuals, from the Early Renaissance to the beginning of the Enlightenment, in the forging of relationships between architecture and emerging concepts of language in early modern in Italy. The study extends across the…

    Hardback – 2020-03-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architectural History

  • Caste in Early Modern Japan: Danzaemon and the Edo Outcaste Order book cover

    Caste in Early Modern Japan

    Danzaemon and the Edo Outcaste Order, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Amos

    ‘Caste’, a word normally used in relation to the Indian subcontinent, is rarely associated with Japan in contemporary scholarship. This has not always been the case, and the term was often used among earlier generations of scholars, who introduced the Buraku problem to Western audiences. Amos…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Production of Locality in the Early Modern and Modern Age: Places book cover

    Production of Locality in the Early Modern and Modern Age

    Places, 1st Edition

    By Angelo Torre

    This book is a microhistory study of village settlements in early modern Northwest Italy that aims to expand the notion of place to include the process of producing a locality; that is, the production of native local subjects through practices, rituals and other forms of collective action.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Microhistories

  • The Rise and Fall of London’s Ringways, 1943-1973 book cover

    The Rise and Fall of London’s Ringways, 1943-1973

    1st Edition

    By Michael Dnes

    Urban motorways are among the greatest – and least forgiven – legacies of post-war planning in Britain. Ringways explores the genesis, development and collapse of London’s controversial plans for nearly 500 miles of highways, to understand why such ambitious and unlamented programmes gained…

    Hardback – 2019-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Urban History

  • The Social Fabric of Fifteenth-Century Florence: Identities and Change in the World of Second-Hand Dealers book cover

    The Social Fabric of Fifteenth-Century Florence

    Identities and Change in the World of Second-Hand Dealers, 1st Edition

    By Alessia Meneghin

    The Arte dei rigattieri (merchants of second-hand goods in Florence) has never been ​​the subject of a systematic study, even in scholarship devoted to the history of trades. Underpinned by a large collection of archival material, this book analyzes the social life and economic activity of…

    Hardback – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

  • Civic Medicine: Physician, Polity, and Pen in Early Modern Europe book cover

    Civic Medicine

    Physician, Polity, and Pen in Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by J. Andrew Mendelsohn, Annemarie Kinzelbach, Ruth Schilling

    Communities great and small across Europe for eight centuries have contracted with doctors. Physicians provided citizen care, helped govern, and often led in public life. Civic Medicine stakes out this timely subject by focusing on its golden age, when cities rivaled territorial states in local and…

    Hardback – 2019-08-22
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History book cover

    The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lieven Ameel, Jason Finch, Silja Laine, Richard Dennis

    The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History explores a variety of geographical and cultural contexts to examine what literary texts, grasped as material objects and reflections on urban materialities, have to offer for urban history. The contributing writers’ approach to literary…

    Hardback – 2019-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Urban History

  • Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations: Deep Cities book cover

    Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations

    Deep Cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kalliopi Fouseki, Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen, Grete Swensen

    Heritage and Sustainable Urban Transformations introduces the concept of ‘deep cities’, a novel approach to the understanding and management of sustainable historic cities that will advance knowledge about how the long-term, temporal and transformative character of urban heritage can be better…

    Hardback – 2019-08-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Securing Urban Heritage: Agents, Access, and Securitization book cover

    Securing Urban Heritage

    Agents, Access, and Securitization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Heike Oevermann, Eszter Gantner

    Securing Urban Heritage considers the impact of securitization on access to urban heritage sites. Demonstrating that symbolic spaces such as these have increasingly become the location of choice for the practice and performance of contemporary politics in the last decade, the book shows how this…

    Hardback – 2019-08-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Five Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor London: Communities and Reforms book cover

    Five Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor London

    Communities and Reforms, 1st Edition

    By Gary G Gibbs

    Five Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor London presents linked microhistorical studies of five London parishes, using their own parish records to reconstruct their individual operations, religious practices, and societies. The parish was a foundational institution in Tudor London. Every…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25
    Routledge
    Microhistories

  • Rome: Continuing Encounters between Past and Present book cover

    Rome: Continuing Encounters between Past and Present

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dorigen Caldwell

    Few other cities can compare with Rome's history of continuous habitation, nor with the survival of so many different epochs in its present. This volume explores how the city's past has shaped the way in which Rome has been built, rebuilt, represented and imagined throughout its history. Bringing…

    Paperback – 2019-06-12
    Routledge

  • The Mercery of London: Trade, Goods and People, 1130–1578 book cover

    The Mercery of London

    Trade, Goods and People, 1130–1578, 1st Edition

    By Anne F. Sutton

    Although mercers have long been recognised as one of the most influential trades in medieval London, this is the first book to offer a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the trade from the twelfth to the sixteenth century. The variety of mercery goods (linen, silk, worsted and small…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

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