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Author Wakeman, Rosemary, author
Title A modern history of European cities : 1815 to the present / Rosemary Wakeman
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HT131 W149 2020    AVAILABLE    30530001353382
 人文社會聯圖  HT131 .W34 2020    AVAILABLE    30600020133238
Descript x, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-375) and index
Rosemary Wakeman's original survey text comprehensively explores modern European urban history from 1815 to the present day. It provides a journey to cities and towns across the continent, in search of the patterns of development that have shaped the urban landscape as indelibly European. The focus is on the built environment, the social and cultural transformations that mark the patterns of continuity and change, and the transition to modern urban society. Including over 60 images that serve to illuminate the analysis, the book examines whether there is a European city, and if so, what are its characteristics? Wakeman offers an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates concepts from cultural and postcolonial studies, as well as urban geography, and provides full coverage of urban society not only in western Europe, but also in eastern and southern Europe, using various cities and city types to inform the discussion. The book provides detailed coverage of the often-neglected urbanization post-1945 which allows us to more clearly understand the modernizing arc Europe has followed over the last two centuries. -- Provided by publisher
Subject Cities and towns -- Europe -- History
City planning -- Europe -- History
Architecture -- Europe -- History
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