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Urban Governance: Britain and Beyond Since 1750

Urban Governance: Britain and Beyond Since 1750

1st Edition

Robert J. Morris, Richard H. Trainor
June 29, 2017

This is a coherent and integrated set of essays around the theme of governance addressing a wide range of questions on the organisation and legitimation of authority. At the heart of the book is a set of topics which have long attracted the attention of urbanists and urban historians all over the...

Body and City: Histories of Urban Public Health

Body and City: Histories of Urban Public Health

1st Edition

Sally Sheard, Helen Power
May 16, 2017

A provocative survey of new research in the history of urban public health, Body and City links the approaches of demographic and medical history with the methodologies of urban history and historical geography. It challenges older methodologies, offering new insights into the significance of...

City Status in the British Isles, 1830–2002

City Status in the British Isles, 1830–2002

1st Edition

John Beckett
May 16, 2017

Based on a wide variety of government and civic records, this book traces the evolution of the changing nature of city status, particularly through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Beginning with an explanation of how city status first became connected to cathedrals in the medieval period,...

Corruption in Urban Politics and Society, Britain 1780–1950

Corruption in Urban Politics and Society, Britain 1780–1950

1st Edition

John Smith, James R Moore
March 06, 2017

Despite much recent interest in the area of urban governance, little work has been done on the changing ethical standards of urban leaderships, 'governing' institutions or the policing of public life. Yet the issue of ethical standards in public life has become a central concern in contemporary...

Civil Society, Associations and Urban Places: Class, Nation and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Civil Society, Associations and Urban Places: Class, Nation and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe

1st Edition

Boudien de Vries, Graeme Morton
November 30, 2016

In recent years the concept of 'civil society' has become central to the historian's understanding of class, cultural and political power in the nineteenth-century town and city. Increasingly clubs and voluntary societies have been regarded as an important step in the formation of formal political...

European Cities, Youth and the Public Sphere in the Twentieth Century

European Cities, Youth and the Public Sphere in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Detlef Siegfried, Axel Schildt
November 28, 2016

The late nineteenth century witnessed unprecedented levels of urban growth as migration swelled the population of European cities to new heights. The resulting problems of overcrowding and inadequate civic utilities prompted the governing elites to look for new planning solutions to address the...

The European City and Green Space: London, Stockholm, Helsinki and St Petersburg, 1850–2000

The European City and Green Space: London, Stockholm, Helsinki and St Petersburg, 1850–2000

1st Edition

Peter Clark
November 28, 2016

Recent years have seen sustained public debate and controversy over the 'greening' of European cities, associated with the environmental movement, pressures of urban redevelopment, and the promotional strategies of cities competing in a global market. But the European debate over urban green space...

The City and the Senses: Urban Culture Since 1500

The City and the Senses: Urban Culture Since 1500

1st Edition

Jill Steward, Alexander Cowan
November 25, 2016

How do we experience a city in terms of the senses? What are the inter-relations between human experience and behaviour in urban space? This volume examines these questions in the context of European urban culture between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries, exploring the institutions and...

The Artisan and the European Town, 1500–1900

The Artisan and the European Town, 1500–1900

1st Edition

Geoffrey Crossick
November 17, 2016

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....

Segregation – Integration – Assimilation: Religious and Ethnic Groups in the Medieval Towns of Central and Eastern Europe

Segregation – Integration – Assimilation: Religious and Ethnic Groups in the Medieval Towns of Central and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Derek Keene, Balázs Nagy, Katalin Szende
November 15, 2016

There is a widespread concern today with the role and experiences of ethnic and religious minorities, and their potential for conflict and harmony with 'host communities' and with each other, especially in towns. Interest in historical aspects of these phenomena is growing rapidly, not least in...

Culture and Class in English Public Museums, 1850-1914

Culture and Class in English Public Museums, 1850-1914

1st Edition

Kate Hill
November 11, 2016

The nineteenth century witnessed a flowering of museums in towns and cities across Britain. As well as providing a focus for collections of artifacts and a place of educational recreation, this work argues that municipal museums had a further, social role. In a situation of rapid urban growth,...

Urban Fortunes: Property and Inheritance in the Town, 1700–1900

Urban Fortunes: Property and Inheritance in the Town, 1700–1900

1st Edition

Jon Stobart, Alastair Owens
October 26, 2016

Property is central to any historical analyses of production, reproduction and consumption. It lies at the heart of discussions of material culture, class relations and the household economy. Recent work has begun to look beyond the acquisition and possession of goods to examine what the disposal,...

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