The Transformation of Edinburgh: Land, Property and Trust in the Nineteenth Centuryby Richard Rodger
Pub. Date: 12/03/2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This clear, lucid and richly illustrated study, based on a formidable amount of new archival research, explores the physical transformation of Edinburgh in the nineteenth century. Richard Rodger's powerful book shows how landowners, builders and investors pursued their own agendas and in doing so reshaped the Victorian towns and cities that the twentieth century inherited. Historians--whether political, urban, economic, social or legal--will find challenging new insights here, which have a resonance far beyond the confines of one city.
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Table of ContentsPart I. Urban Frameworks: 1. Introduction; 2. Institutional power and landownership: the nineteenth-century inheritance; 3. Victorian feudalism; 4. Building capital: Trusts, loans and the kirk; 5. The building industry and instability; Part II. Building Enterprise and Housing Management: 6. The search for stability; 7. Industrial suburb: developing Dalry; 8. The genesis of a property owning democracy?; 9. Landlord and tenant; 10. Post-script: 'Firmiter et Durabile': the construction of legitimacy; Part III. Complementary Visions of Society: 11. Co-operation and mutuality: 'the colonies' and the Edinburgh Co-operative Building Company; 12. Civic consciousness, social consciences and the built environment; 13. Adornment, ego and image: the decoration of the tenement; 14. Conclusion: Re-inventing the city.
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