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Cities into Battlefields: Metropolitan Scenarios, Experiences and Commemorations of Total War

Cities into Battlefields: Metropolitan Scenarios, Experiences and Commemorations of Total War

1st Edition

Stefan Goebel, Derek Keene
October 26, 2016

Cities have always had a key role in warfare, as strategic centres which periodically suffered the horrors of siege and sack. With industrialisation, however, they were drawn ever closer to the front line and to direct and continuous experience of fighting and destruction. 'Cities into Battlefields...

Who Ran the Cities?: City Elites and Urban Power Structures in Europe and North America, 1750–1940

Who Ran the Cities?: City Elites and Urban Power Structures in Europe and North America, 1750–1940

1st Edition

Ralf Roth, Robert Beachy
September 09, 2016

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...

Resources of the City: Contributions to an Environmental History of Modern Europe

Resources of the City: Contributions to an Environmental History of Modern Europe

1st Edition

Bill Luckin, Dieter Schott
September 09, 2016

The field of urban environmental history is a relatively new one, yet it is rapidly moving to the forefront of scholarly research and is the focus of much interdisciplinary work. Given the environmental problems facing the modern world it is perhaps unsurprising that historians, geographers,...

The Making of an Indian Metropolis: Colonial Governance and Public Culture in Bombay, 1890-1920

The Making of an Indian Metropolis: Colonial Governance and Public Culture in Bombay, 1890-1920

1st Edition

Prashant Kidambi
September 09, 2016

This book explores the social history of colonial Bombay in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, a pivotal time in its emergence as a modern metropolis. Drawing together strands that hitherto have been treated in a piecemeal fashion and based on a variety of archival sources, the book offers a...

The Market and the City: Square, Street and Architecture in Early Modern Europe

The Market and the City: Square, Street and Architecture in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

Donatella Calabi
September 02, 2016

The early modern period is often characterised as a time that witnessed the rise of a new and powerful merchant class across Europe. From Italy and Spain in the south, to the Low Countries and England in the north, men of business and trade came to play an increasingly pivotal role in the culture,...

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