Urban History Products

  • Building Regulations and Urban Form, 1200-1900

    Edited by Terry R. Slater, Sandra M.G. Pinto

    Towns are complicated places. It is therefore not surprising that from the beginnings of urban development, towns and town life have been regulated. Whether the basis of regulation was imposed or agreed, ultimately it was necessary to have a law-based system to ensure that disagreements could be…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 

  • Family, Work, and Household in Late Medieval Iberia

    A Social History of Manresa at the Time of the Black Death

    By Jeff Fynn-Paul

    Family, Work, and Household presents the social and occupational life of a late medieval Iberian town in rich, unprecedented detail. The book combines a diachronic study of two regionally prominent families—one knightly and one mercantile—with a detailed cross-sectional urban study of household and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

  • Istanbul, Open City

    Exhibiting Anxieties of Urban Modernity

    By Ipek Türeli

    Urban theory traditionally links modernity to the city, to the historical emergence of certain forms of subjectivity and the rise of important developments in culture, arts and architecture. This is often in response to technological, economic and societal transformations in the nineteenth-…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 

  • Cities and Creativity from the Renaissance to the Present

    Edited by Ilja Van Damme, Bert De Munck, Andrew Miles

    This volume critically challenges the current creative city debate from a historical perspective. In the last two decades, urban studies has been engulfed by a creative city narrative in which concepts like the creative economy, the creative class or creative industries proclaim the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge Advances in Urban History

  • Understanding the City through its Margins

    Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

    Edited by André Chappatte, Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi

    Cities the world over and in particular developing countries suffer from uneven development and inequality. This is often coupled with the view that these inequalities constitute unfortunate anomalies. In contrast, this edited volume draws out the ways in which the city has not been able to exist…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

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

    By Christopher Williams

    This is the first monograph to chart the changing health situation in the former capital of the Russian Empire during the first half of the twentieth century. It tells the story of how the Russian - then Soviet - government and public health authorities tried to cope with supplying the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Student Revolt, City, and Society in Europe

    From the Middle Ages to the Present

    Edited by Pieter Dhondt, Elizabethanne Boran

    Due to the strong sense among the student community of belonging to a specific social group, student revolts have been an integral part of the university throughout its history. Ironically, since the Middle Ages, the advantageous position of students in society as part of the social elite…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • The Political Life of Urban Streetscapes

    Naming, Politics, and Place

    Edited by Reuben Rose-Redwood, Derek Alderman, Maoz Azaryahu

    Streetscapes are part of the taken-for-granted spaces of everyday urban life, yet they are also contested arenas in which struggles over identity, memory, and place shape the social production of urban space. This book examines the role that street naming has played in the political life of urban…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 

  • Cities Beyond Borders

    Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History

    By Nicolas Kenny, Rebecca Madgin

    Drawing on a body of research covering primarily Europe and the Americas, but stretching also to Asia and Africa, from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, this book explores the methodological and heuristic implications of studying cities in relation to one another. Moving fluidly between…

    Paperback – 2017-07-09 

  • The Greening of London, 1920–2000

    By Matti O. Hannikainen

    The long-term development of public green spaces such as parks, public gardens, and recreation grounds in London during the twentieth century is a curiously neglected subject, despite the fact that various kinds of green spaces cover huge areas in cities in the UK today. This book explores how and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-09 

  • Gated Communities?

    Regulating Migration in Early Modern Cities

    By Anne Winter

    Edited by Bert De Munck

    Contrary to earlier views of preindustrial Europe as an essentially sedentary society, research over the past decades has amply demonstrated that migration was a pervasive characteristic of early modern Europe. In this volume, the theme of urban migration is explored through a series of historical…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 

  • Inside the Illicit Economy

    Reconstructing the Smugglers' Trade of Sixteenth Century Bristol

    By Evan T. Jones

    From the moment governments began making money from levying duty on imported goods, a smuggling trade developed to avoid paying such taxes. Whilst the popular image of historic smuggling remains a romantic one, this book makes clear that the illicit trade could be a large-scale and systematic…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 

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