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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 18 new and published books in the subject of Urban History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. A Queer Capital

    A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C.

    By Genny Beemyn

    Rooted in extensive archival research and personal interviews, A Queer Capital is the first history of LGBT life in the nation’s capital. Revealing a vibrant past that dates back more than 125 years, the book explores how lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals established spaces of their own before and...

    Published July 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Tenants' Movement

    Resident involvement, community action and the contentious politics of housing

    By Quintin Bradley

    Series: Housing and Society Series

    The Tenants' Movement is both a history of tenant organization and mobilization, and a guide to understanding how the struggles of tenant organizers have come to shape housing policy today. Charting the history of tenant mobilization, and the rise of consumer movements in housing, it is one of the...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Gender in Urban Europe

    Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900

    Edited by Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    This volume offers an integrated set of local studies exploring the gendering of political activities across a variety of sites ranging from print culture, courts, government and philanthropic bodies and public spaces, outlining how a particular activity was constituted as political and exploring...

    Published June 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Outsiders in the Greek Cities in the Fourth Century BC (Routledge Revivals)

    By Paul Mckechnie

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    During the fourth century BC the number of Greeks who did not live as citizens in the city-states of southern mainland Greece increased considerably: mercenaries, pirates, itinerant artisans and traders, their origins differed widely. It has been argued that this increase was caused by the...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Planning Imagination

    Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning

    Edited by Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Nicholas Phelps, Robert Freestone

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Knighted in 1998 ‘for services to the Town and Country Planning Association’, and in 2003 named by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a ‘Pioneer in the Life of the Nation’, Peter Hall is internationally renowned for the breadth and depth of his studies and writings on urban and regional planning....

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Female Agency in the Urban Economy

    Gender in European Towns, 1640-1830

    Edited by Deborah Simonton, Anne Montenach

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    This innovative new book is overtly and explicitly about female agency in eighteenth-century European towns. However, it positions female activity and decisions unequivocally in an urban world of institutions, laws, regulations, customs and ideologies. Gender politics complicated and shaped the...

    Published March 25th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Giving Preservation a History

    Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States

    Edited by Max Page, Randall Mason

    In this volume, some of the best figures in the field have come together to write on preservation movements across the country, from New York to Atlanta to Santa Fe and others. Giving Preservation a History also touches on the European roots of the historic preservation movement; on how...

    Published December 4th 2003 by Routledge

  8. London 1849

    A Victorian Murder Story

    By Michael Alpert

    London 1849: the city is filthy, plagued, criminal and filling up with refugees from the Irish Famine and the revolutionary wars on the continent...but it is on the brink of reform as stations are built, rioters pardoned and the Great Exhibition planned. The heaving city is the backdrop for the...

    Published December 3rd 2003 by Routledge

  9. The Later Medieval City

    1300-1500

    By David Nicholas

    Series: A History of Urban Society in Europe

    The Later Medieval City, 1300-1500, the second part of David Nicholas's ambitious two-volume study of cities and city life in the Middle Ages, fully lives up to its splendid precursor, The Growth of the Medieval City. (Like that volume it is fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to...

    Published April 17th 1997 by Routledge

  10. The Growth of the Medieval City

    From Late Antiquity to the Early Fourteenth Century

    By David M Nicholas

    Series: A History of Urban Society in Europe

    The first part of David Nicholas's massive two-volume study of the medieval city, this book is a major achievement in its own right. (It is also fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use it with its equally impressive sequel which is being published simultaneously.) In it,...

    Published April 17th 1997 by Routledge