Cities and the Making of Modern Europe, 1750-1914

Cities and the Making of Modern Europe, 1750-1914

by Andrew Lees, Lynn Hollen Lees
     
 

ISBN-10: 052183936X

ISBN-13: 9780521839365

Pub. Date: 10/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a major survey of urbanization and the making of modern Europe from the mid-eighteenth century to the First World War. During these years Europe experienced startling rates of urbanization, with the populations of numerous cities growing by 1000 percent or more. This book explores the causes, course and consequences of this urban explosion. The authors

Overview

This book is a major survey of urbanization and the making of modern Europe from the mid-eighteenth century to the First World War. During these years Europe experienced startling rates of urbanization, with the populations of numerous cities growing by 1000 percent or more. This book explores the causes, course and consequences of this urban explosion. The authors link urban growth to industrialization, migration, and the growth of colonial empires. They show how the social, political, and intellectual challenges cities posed were met by urban reformers; how cities enriched cultural life; and how European cities influenced and were influenced by colonial cities. No other book in English situates the story of cities within the overall framework of European and imperial history during the long nineteenth century. Cities and the Making of Modern Europe will be essential reading for students of both modern European history and urban history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521839365
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #39
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. 1750–1850, An Era of Disruption: 1. Urban worlds around the middle of the eighteenth century; 2. Industrial urbanization; 3. Varieties of urban protest; 4. Pursuits of urban improvement; Part II. 1850–1914, An Era of Reconstruction: 5. The challenge of the big cities; 6. Toward the social city; 7. Urban cultures; 8. Imperial and colonial cities; Conclusion; Appendix A. The growth of individual cities in Europe, 1750–1910; Appendix B. General works about individual cities in Europe.

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