Urban History Products

  • The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience

    Edited by Deborah Simonton

    Challenging current perspectives of urbanisation, The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience explores how our towns and cities have shaped and been shaped by cultural, spatial and gendered influences. This volume discusses gender in an urban context in European and colonial…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07 
    Routledge History Handbooks

  • Globalizing Seoul

    The City's Cultural and Urban Change

    By Jieheerah Yun

    In the decades following the 1997 Asian economic crisis, South Korea sought segyehwa (globalization). Evidence of this is no more evident than in the country’s capital, Seoul, where urban development has been the central to making the city a global hub and not just the centre of the national…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Cityscapes in History

    Creating the Urban Experience

    By Heléna Tóth

    Edited by Katrina Gulliver

    Paperback – 2017-01-04 

  • 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

  • A City's Architecture

    Aberdeen as 'Designed City'

    By William Alvis Brogden

    When considering the successful design of cities, the focus tends to be on famous examples such as Paris or Rome, with equally successful but smaller and more remote examples being ignored. In addition, the more diffuse patterns of settlement of the north and western parts of Europe are hardly…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • 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 – 2016-12-16 
    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 – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • The Artisan and the European Town, 1500–1900

    Edited by Geoffrey Crossick

    Artisans played a central role in the European town as it developed from the Middles Ages onwards. Their workshops were at the heart of productive activity, their guilds were often central to the political and legal order of towns, and their culture helped shape civic ritual and the urban order.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Historical Urban Studies Series

  • Demolishing Whitehall

    Leslie Martin, Harold Wilson and the Architecture of White Heat

    By Adam Sharr, Stephen Thornton

    This book is about a lost world, albeit one less than 50 years old. It is the story of a grand plan to demolish most of Whitehall, London’s historic government district, and replace it with a ziggurat-section megastructure built in concrete. In 1965 the architect Leslie Martin submitted a proposal…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City

    New Historic Approaches

    By Michèle Dagenais, Irene Maver

    Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City considers the roles played by local institutions and particular processes that shaped the urban fabric. It rediscovers from models and maps the constituent dynamics of cities since the beginning of the nineteenth century, and demonstrates how…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

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