Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology: Cities and Technology

Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology: Cities and Technology

by Colin Chant, David Goodman
     
 

This, the first book in the series, explores cities from the earliest earth built settlements to the dawn of the industrial age exploring ancient, Medieval, early modern and renaissance cities. Among the cities examined are Uruk, Babylon, Thebes, Athens, Rome, Constantinople, Baghdad, Siena, Florence, Antwerp, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Timbuktu, Great

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This, the first book in the series, explores cities from the earliest earth built settlements to the dawn of the industrial age exploring ancient, Medieval, early modern and renaissance cities. Among the cities examined are Uruk, Babylon, Thebes, Athens, Rome, Constantinople, Baghdad, Siena, Florence, Antwerp, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Timbuktu, Great Zimbabwe, Hangzhou, Beijing and Hankou Among the technologies discussed are: irrigation, water transport, urban public transport, aqueducts, building materials such as brick and Roman concrete, weaponry and fortifications, street lighting and public clocks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415200769
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Cities and Technology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1Ancient Cities
1The Near East1
2Greece48
3Rome81
Pt. 2Medieval and Early Modern Cities
4Medieval cities115
5Renaissance cities163
6The Early Modern city186
7Cities of the New World242
Pt. 3Pre-industrial Cities in China and Africa
8Five Chinese cities before 1840263
9The city in pre-colonial Africa322
Conclusion: the Sjoberg model342
Index345
Acknowledgements356

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