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  • Cities and Solidarities

    Urban Communities in Pre-Modern Europe

    Edited by Justin Colson, Arie van Steensel

    Cities and Solidarities charts the ways in which the study of individuals and places can revitalise our understanding of urban communities as dynamic interconnections of solidarities in medieval and early modern Europe. This volume sheds new light on the socio-economic conditions, the formal and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-03 
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Byzantine Athens 10th - 12th Centuries

    By Charalambos Bouras

    This book investigates Athens in the middle Byzantine period, from the mid-10th century to 1204, the date of the city’s conquest by the Crusaders. Using the surviving architectural remains as well as the scarce relevant literary sources, the volume also provides a summary of all recent…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22 

  • Green Landscapes in the European City, 1750–2010

    Edited by Peter Clark, Marjaana Niemi, Catharina Nolin

    Green space is a fundamental concept for understanding modern and contemporary urban society, shedding light not only on the ecological development of cities but also societal relations, urban governance and planning processes. Closely linked to issues of environmental change, changing perceptions…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Valuing World Heritage Cities

    By Tanja Vahtikari

    With its celebrated World Heritage List, UNESCO steers the global heritage agenda through the definition and redefinition of what constitutes heritage and by offering the highest-level forum for heritage professionalism. While it is the national governments that nominate sites for inclusion in the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28 
    Routledge Cultural Heritage and Tourism Series

  • (Re)Constructing Communities in Europe, 1918-1968

    Senses of Belonging Below, Beyond and Within the Nation-State

    Edited by Stefan Couperus, Harm Kaal

    This book offers a new perspective on the social history of twentieth-century Europe by investigating the ideals and ideas, the life worlds and ideologies that emerge behind the use of the concept of community. It explores a wide variety of actors, ranging from the tenants of London council estates…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24 
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Portuguese Colonial Cities in the Early Modern World

    Edited by Liam Matthew Brockey

    Portuguese Colonial Cities in the Early Modern World is a collection of essays on the cities of the Portuguese empire written by the leading scholars in the field. The volume, like the empire it analyzes, has a global scope and a chronological span of three centuries. The contributions focus on the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Empires and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000

  • Plague Hospitals

    Public Health for the City in Early Modern Venice

    By Jane L. Stevens Crawshaw

    Developed throughout early modern Europe, lazaretti, or plague hospitals, took on a central role in early modern responses to epidemic disease, in particular the prevention and treatment of plague. The lazaretti served as isolation hospitals, quarantine centres, convalescent homes, cemeteries, and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Neo-historical East Berlin

    Architecture and Urban Design in the German Democratic Republic 1970-1990

    By Florian Urban

    In the years prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the leaders of the German Democratic Republic planned to construct a city center that was simultaneously modern and historical, consisting of both redesign of old buildings and new architectural developments. Drawing from recently released archival…

    Paperback – 2016-09-26
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • The Place of the Social Margins, 1350-1750

    Edited by Andrew Spicer, Jane L. Stevens Crawshaw

    This interdisciplinary volume illuminates the shadowy history of the disadvantaged, sick and those who did not conform to the accepted norms of society. It explores how marginal identity was formed, perceived and represented in Britain and Europe during the medieval and early modern periods. It…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Precinct, Temple and Altar in Roman Spain

    Studies on the Imperial Monuments at Mérida and Tarragona

    By Duncan Fishwick

    The studies included in this volume supplement the work already published by the author on the imperial cult in the Roman West, focussing on the monuments of two cities in Roman Spain, Augusta Emerita (now Mérida) and Tarraco (now Tarragona). The introduction gives the general background and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-14

  • Who Ran the Cities?

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

    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
    Historical Urban Studies Series

  • Food and the City in Europe since 1800

    By Peter Lummel

    Edited by Peter J. Atkins

    This fascinating volume examines the impact that rapid urbanization has had upon diets and food systems throughout Western Europe over the past two centuries. Bringing together studies from across the continent, it stresses the fundamental links between key changes in European social history and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

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