The City: A World History (New Oxford World History)

The City A World History New Oxford World History The City A World History tells the story of the rise and development of urban centers from ancient times to the twenty first century It begins with the establishment of the first cities in the Near Ea

  • Title: The City: A World History (New Oxford World History)
  • Author: Andrew Lees
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  • Page: 436
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  • The City: A World History (New Oxford World History)

    The City A World History tells the story of the rise and development of urban centers from ancient times to the twenty first century It begins with the establishment of the first cities in the Near East in the fourth millennium BCE, and goes on to examine urban growth in the Indus River Valley in India, as well as Egypt and areas that bordered the Mediterranean Sea AtheThe City A World History tells the story of the rise and development of urban centers from ancient times to the twenty first century It begins with the establishment of the first cities in the Near East in the fourth millennium BCE, and goes on to examine urban growth in the Indus River Valley in India, as well as Egypt and areas that bordered the Mediterranean Sea Athens, Alexandria, and Rome stand out both politically and culturally With the fall of the Roman Empire in the West, European cities entered into a long period of waning and deterioration But elsewhere, great cities among them, Constantinople, Baghdad, Chang an, and Tenochtitl n thrived In the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, urban growth resumed in Europe, giving rise to cities like Florence, Paris, and London This urban growth also accelerated in parts of the world that came under European control, such as Philadelphia in the nascent United States.As the Industrial Revolution swept through in the nineteenth century, cities grew rapidly Their expansion resulted in a slew of social problems and political disruptions, but it was accompanied by impressive measures designed to improve urban life Meanwhile, colonial cities bore the imprint of European imperialism Finally, the book turns to the years since 1914, guided by a few themes the impact of war and revolution urban reconstruction after 1945 migration out of many cities in the United States into growing suburbs and the explosive growth of megacities in the developing world.

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    1. Jacob

      This book came to my attention by way of aChoice Reviews Onlinelaudatory review. While brief, this book is an excellent introductory text to the five thousand years of the city as a human construct. Content covers the early cities in what is now Iraq, to the challenges of the modern megalopolis. The text also eschews the white man, Eurocentric worldview, devoting portions of the text to exploring African and Asian cities.The chapters are brief, but very detailed. As any worthwhile academic intro [...]

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