Urban History Products

  • The City and the Railway in the World

    19th to 21st Centuries

    By Ralf Roth, Paul Van Heesvelde

    Few technologies have had as profound an impact upon the urban environment as the railway. Allowing the rapid and inexpensive transportation of people, goods and ideas, by the end of the nineteenth century the rail networks had a dramatic influence upon the shape size and architecture of virtually…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Occasions of State

    Early Modern European Festivals and the Negotiation of Power

    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 – 2018-07-15 
    European Festival Studies: 1450-1700

  • History, Memory and Public Life

    The Past in the Present

    Edited by Adam Sutcliffe, Anna Maerker, Simon Sleight

    History, Memory and Public Life introduces readers to key themes in the study of historical memory and its significance by considering the role of historical expertise and understanding in public life today. Divided into two parts, the book addresses both the theoretical and applied aspects of…

    Paperback – 2018-07-03 

  • Colorblind Racial Profiling

    A History, 1974 to the Present

    By Guy Padula

    Colorblind Racial Profiling outlines the history of racial profiling practices and policies in the United States from 1974 to the present day. Drawing on a wide variety of sources including case law, newspaper and television reporting, government reports, and police manuals, author Guy Padula…

    Paperback – 2018-06-29 

  • The Radical and Socialist Tradition in British Planning RPD

    From Puritan colonies to garden cities

    By Duncan Bowie

    Focusing on the key period between the late 18th century and 1914, this book provides the first comprehensive narrative account of radical and socialist texts and organised movements for reform to land planning and housing policies in Britain. Beginning with the early colonial settlements in the…

    Paperback – 2018-06-07 

  • The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States

    Edited by Jerald Podair, Darren Dochuk

    The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States is a comprehensive introduction to the most important trends and developments in the study of modern United States history. Driven by interdisciplinary scholarship, the thirty-four original chapters underscore the vast range of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-24 
    Routledge Histories

  • Health and Welfare in St. Petersburg, 1900–1941

    Protecting the Collective

    By Christopher Williams

    In the first book to chart late Imperial and Soviet health policy and its impact on the health of the collective in Russia’s former capital and second "regime" city, Christopher Williams argues that in pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg radical sections of the medical profession and the Bolsheviks…

    Hardback – 2018-05-24 
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Berthold Lubetkin’s Highpoint II and the Jewish Contribution to Modern English Architecture

    By Deborah Lewittes

    In 1935, the Russian-born Jewish architect Berthold Lubetkin and his firm Tecton designed Highpoint, a block of flats in London which Le Corbusier called ‘revolutionary’. Three years later, Lubetkin completed a companion design. Yet Highpoint II felt very different and the sense that the ideals of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-21 

  • Windows Upon Planning History

    By Karl Friedhelm Fischer, Uwe Altrock

    Windows Upon Planning History delves into a wide range of perspectives on urbanism from Europe, Australia and the USA to investigate the effects of changing perceptions and different ways of seeing cities and urban regions. Fischer, Altrock and a team of 13 distinguished authors examine how and why…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14 

  • 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 – 2018-04-30 

  • Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City

    Creative Retreat

    By Sarah Lowndes

    This book reflects on the motivations of creative practitioners who have moved out of cities from the mid-1960s onwards to establish creative homesteads. The book focuses on desert exile painter Agnes Martin, radical filmmaker and gardener Derek Jarman, and iconoclastic conceptual artist Chris…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • An Urban History of The Plague

    Socio-Economic, Political and Medical Impacts in a Scottish Community, 1500–1650

    By Karen Jillings

    As a medical, economic, spiritual and demographic crisis, plague affected practically every aspect of an early modern community whether on a local, regional or national scale. Its study therefore affords opportunities for the reassessment of many aspects of the pre-modern world. This book examines…

    Hardback – 2018-04-13 
    Perspectives in Economic and Social History

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