Poetry Madness
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | March 24, 2015

    Judith Claire Mitchell: IMG The Book That Refused to Write Itself



    I first heard of Fritz Haber in 1998, when I caught a snippet of a TV documentary about 20th-century scientists. The camera zoomed in on an image of... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$53.50
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Archaeology- General

This title in other editions

Urbanism in the Preindustrial World: Cross-Cultural Approaches

by

Urbanism in the Preindustrial World: Cross-Cultural Approaches Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A baseline study of the growth of preindustrial cities worldwide.

This work employs a subset of preindustrial cities on many continents to answer questions archaeologists grapple with concerning the populating and growth of cities before industrialization. It further explores how scholars differently conceive and execute their research on the population of cities. The subject cities are in Greece, Mesoamerica, the Andes, Italy, Egypt, Africa, United States, Denmark, and China. This broad sample provides a useful framework for answers to such questions as “Why did people agglomerate into cities?” and “What population size and what age of endurance constitute a city?”

The study covers more than population magnitude and population makeup, the two major frameworks of urban demography. The contributors combine their archaeological and historical expertise to reveal commonalities, as well as theoretical extrapolations and methodological approaches, at work here and outside the sample.

Urbanism in the Preindustrial World is a unique study revealing the variety of factors involved in the coalescing and dispersal of populations in preindustrial times.

“An excellent collection of complementary perspectives on population and the character of cities in different parts of the world and at different periods. The refreshing aspect of this volume is that the authors represent a wide range of theoretical as well as methodological approaches.”--Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Glenn R. Storey, University of Iowa, is a Roman archaeologist jointly appointed in Classics and Anthropology and specializing in Roman demography, economy, and urbanization.

Contributors: Babatunde Agbaje-Williams, Roger S. Bagnall, Deborah E. Blom, Jesper L. Boldsen, Elio Lo Cascio, L. L. Gorenflo, John Wayne Janusek, Laura Lee Junker, Chapurukha Kusimba, Sibel Barut Kusimba, Li Liu, Ian Morris, Sarah M. Nelson, Deborah L. Nichols, Hans Christian Petersen, Richard R. Paine, Don S. Rice, Nan A. Rothschild, Brent D. Shaw, David B. Small, Glenn R. Storey, Rebecca Storey

Synopsis:

A baseline study of the growth of preindustrial cities worldwide.

Synopsis:

A baseline study of the growth of preindustrial cities worldwide.

This work employs a subset of preindustrial cities on many continents to answer questions archaeologists grapple with concerning the populating and growth of cities before industrialization. It further explores how scholars differently conceive and execute their research on the population of cities. The subject cities are in Greece, Mesoamerica, the Andes, Italy, Egypt, Africa, United States, Denmark, and China. This broad sample provides a useful framework for answers to such questions as and#8220;Why did people agglomerate into cities?and#8221; and and#8220;What population size and what age of endurance constitute a city?and#8221;

The study covers more than population magnitude and population makeup, the two major frameworks of urban demography. The contributors combine their archaeological and historical expertise to reveal commonalities, as well as theoretical extrapolations and methodological approaches, at work here and outside the sample.

Urbanism in the Preindustrial World is a unique study revealing the variety of factors involved in the coalescing and dispersal of populations in preindustrial times.

and#160;

About the Author

Glenn R. Storey, University of Iowa, is a Roman archaeologist jointly appointed in Classics and Anthropology and specializing in Roman demography, economy, and urbanization.

Table of Contents

Glenn R. Storey Introduction: Urban Demography of the Past

THE WESTERN URBAN TRADITION

Ian Morris The Growth of Greek Cities in the First Millennium BC
Elio Lo Cascio Did the Population of Imperial Rome Reproduce Itself?
Richard R. Paine and Glenn R. Storey Epidemics, Age at Death, and Mortality in Ancient Rome
Brent D. Shaw Seasonal Mortality in Imperial Rome and the Mediterranean: Three Problem Cases
Hans Christian Petersen, Jesper L. Boldsen, and Richard R. Paine Population Relationships in and around Medieval Danish Towns
Nan A. Rothschild Colonial and Postcolonial New York: Issues of Size, Scale, and Structure

URBAN SOCIETY ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

Roger S. Bagnall An Urban Population from Roman Upper Egypt
Chapurukha Kusimba, Sibel Barut Kusimba, and Babatunde Agbaje-Williams Precolonial African Cities: Size and Density

FAR EASTERN URBANIZATION

Li Liu Urbanization in China: Erlitou and Its Hinterland
Sarah M. Nelson Population Growth and Change in the Ancient City of Kyongju
Laura Lee Junker Population Dynamics and Urbanism in Premodern Island Southeast Asia

URBAN CENTERS OF THE NEW WORLD

John Wayne Janusek and Deborah E. Blom Identifying Tiwanaku Urban Populations: Style, Identity, and Ceremony in Andean Cities
Don S. Rice Late Classic Maya Population: Characteristics and Implications
Rebecca Storey Mortality through Time in an Impoverished Residence of the Precolumbian City of Teotihuacan: A Paleodemographic View
L. J. Gorenflo The Evolution of Regional Demography and Settlement in the Prehispanic Basin of Mexico

CROSS-CULTURAL SYNTHESIS

David B. Small Factoring the Countryside into Urban Populations
Deborah L. Nichols Shining Stars and Black Holes: Population and Preindustrial Cities

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817352462
Editor:
Storey, Glenn
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Editor:
Storey, Glenn
Contribution by:
Storey, Rebecca
Contribution by:
Liu, Li
Contribution:
Liu, Li
Contribution:
Storey, Rebecca
Author:
Morris, Ian
Author:
Boldsen, Jesper L.
Author:
Liu, Li
Author:
Bagnall, Roger S.
Author:
Small, David B.
Author:
Janusek, John Wayne
Author:
Rice, Don S.
Author:
Petersen, Hans-Christian
Author:
Gorenflo, L. J.
Author:
Storey, Glenn
Author:
Kusimba, Chapurukha
Author:
Nelson, Sarah M.
Author:
Blom, Deborah E.
Author:
Williams, Babatunde Agbaje
Author:
Kusimba, Sibel Barut
Author:
Paine, Richard R.
Author:
Shaw, Brent D.
Author:
Junker, Laura Lee
Author:
Cascio, Elio Lo
Author:
Rothschild, Nan A.
Author:
Storey, Rebecca
Author:
Nichols, Deborah L.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Population -- History.
Subject:
Cities and towns -- History.
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban History pre 1950
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General

Urbanism in the Preindustrial World: Cross-Cultural Approaches New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$53.50 Backorder
Product details 560 pages University Alabama Press - English 9780817352462 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A baseline study of the growth of preindustrial cities worldwide.

"Synopsis" by ,
A baseline study of the growth of preindustrial cities worldwide.

This work employs a subset of preindustrial cities on many continents to answer questions archaeologists grapple with concerning the populating and growth of cities before industrialization. It further explores how scholars differently conceive and execute their research on the population of cities. The subject cities are in Greece, Mesoamerica, the Andes, Italy, Egypt, Africa, United States, Denmark, and China. This broad sample provides a useful framework for answers to such questions as and#8220;Why did people agglomerate into cities?and#8221; and and#8220;What population size and what age of endurance constitute a city?and#8221;

The study covers more than population magnitude and population makeup, the two major frameworks of urban demography. The contributors combine their archaeological and historical expertise to reveal commonalities, as well as theoretical extrapolations and methodological approaches, at work here and outside the sample.

Urbanism in the Preindustrial World is a unique study revealing the variety of factors involved in the coalescing and dispersal of populations in preindustrial times.

and#160;

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.