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  1. 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 26th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 5th 2003 by Routledge

  3. 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 4th 2003 by Routledge

  4. The Later Medieval City


    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 18th 1997 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 1997 by Routledge

  6. Medieval England

    Towns, Commerce and Crafts, 1086-1348

    By Edward Miller, John Hatcher

    Series: Social and Economic History of England

    The only survey of the urban, commercial and industrial history of the period between the Norman conquest and the Black Death....

    Published June 29th 1995 by Routledge

  7. The Early Modern City 1450-1750

    By Christopher R. Friedrichs

    Series: A History of Urban Society in Europe

    A pioneering text which covers the urban society of early modern Europe as a whole. Challenges the usual emphasis on regional diversity by stressing the extent to which cities across Europe shared a common urban civilization whose major features remained remarkably constant throughout the period....

    Published February 6th 1995 by Routledge

  8. The Age of Urban Democracy

    England 1868 - 1914, 2nd Edition

    By Donald Read

    Series: A History of England

    This ambitious survey covers all aspects of the period in which English society acquired its modern shape -- industrial rather than agricultural, urban rather than rural, democratic in its institutions, and middle class rather than aristocratic in the control of political power. For this revised...

    Published January 17th 1994 by Routledge

  9. Historical Patterns of Industrialization

    2nd Edition

    By Tom Kemp

    Industrialization is still the factor that distinguishes the modern world from the past, and advanced countries from undeveloped ones. In this revised and expanded edition, Tom Kemp uses the historical record of industrialization to explore key questions about its impact and the significance we...

    Published December 14th 1992 by Routledge

  10. The Eighteenth-Century Town

    A Reader in English Urban History 1688-1820

    By Peter Borsay

    Series: Readers In English Urban History

    The eighteenth century represents a critical period in the transition of the English urban history, as the town of the early modern era involved into that of the industrial revolution; and since Britain was the 'first industrial nation', this transformation is of more-than-national significance for...

    Published November 12th 1990 by Routledge