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Author Storey, Rebecca
Title Urbanism in the Preindustrial World : Cross-Cultural Approaches
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2006
©2006
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Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (460 pages)
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Note Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Urban Demography of the Past -- THE WESTERN URBAN TRADITION -- 1. The Growth of Greek Cities in the First Millennium BC -- 2. Did the Population of Imperial Rome Reproduce Itself ? -- 3. Epidemics, Age at Death, and Mortality in Ancient Rome -- 4. Seasonal Mortality in Imperial Rome and the Mediterranean: Three Problem Cases -- 5. Population Relationships in and around Medieval Danish Towns -- 6. Colonial and Postcolonial New York: Issues of Size, Scale, and Structure -- URBAN SOCIETY ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT -- 7. An Urban Population from Roman Upper Egypt -- 8. Precolonial African Cities: Size and Density -- FAR EASTERN URBANIZATION -- 9. Urbanization in China: Erlitou and Its Hinterland -- 10. Population Growth and Change in the Ancient City of Kyongju -- 11. Population Dynamics and Urbanism in Premodern Island Southeast Asia -- URBAN CENTERS OF THE NEW WORLD -- 12. Identifying Tiwanaku Urban Populations: Style, Identity, and Ceremony in Andean Cities -- 13. Late Classic Maya Population: Characteristics and Implications -- 14. Mortality through Time in an Impoverished Residence of the Precolumbian City of Teotihuacan: A Paleodemographic View -- 15. The Evolution of Regional Demography and Settlement in the Prehispanic Basin of Mexico -- CROSS-CULTURAL SYNTHESIS -- 16. Factoring the Countryside into Urban Populations -- 17. Shining Stars and Black Holes: Population and Preindustrial Cities -- References -- Contributors -- Index
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.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Storey, Rebecca Urbanism in the Preindustrial World : Cross-Cultural Approaches Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press,c2006 9780817314767
Subject Cities and towns -- History -- Congresses.;Urbanization -- History -- Congresses.;Rural-urban migration -- History -- Congresses.;Population -- History -- Congresses
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