Synopses & Reviews
Reflecting the vigor of both urban and medieval history, this timely textbook from an established scholar in urban studies is a broadly interdisciplinary work that breaks new ground by emphasizing the links between the late medieval and early modern cities. Adopting an organic, environmental approach, David Nicholas examines the common social, governmental, economic and intellectual roles played by most pre-modern cities.
"It is well written, coherent and comprehensive, and undoubtedly benefits from David Nicholas' vast bank of knowledge concerning the urban environment of the medieval and early modern world."--Penny Galloway, Bristol University
About the Author
is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History, Clemson University.
Table of Contents
List of Figures * Preface * Acknowledgements * Urban Europe between the Industrial Revolutions * City and Region * The Morphology of the Urban Plan * Corporation and Community * Social Structures and Infrastructures * Material Culture and Cultural Environment * Achievement, Rationality, Measure and Assessment: Concluding Reflections on Pre-Modern Urbanisation in Europe * Bibliography * Index