Cities and the Making of Modern Europe, 1750-1914

ISBN-10: 0521548225
ISBN-13: 9780521548229
Edition: 2007
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

A major new survey of urbanization and the making of modern Europe from the mid-eighteenth century to the First World War. During these years Europe experienced startling rates of urbanization, with the populations of numerous cities growing by 1000 percent or more. This book explores the causes, course and consequences of this urban explosion. The authors link urban growth to industrialization, migration, and the growth of colonial empires. They show how the social, political, and intellectual challenges cities posed were met by urban reformers; how cities enriched cultural life; and how European cities influenced and were influenced by colonial cities. No other book in English situates the story of cities within the overall framework of European and imperial history during the long nineteenth century. Cities and the Making of Modern Europe will be essential reading for students of both modern European history and urban history.

Lynn Hollen Lees is Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania.

List of illustrations
List of maps
List of tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1750-1850, an era of disruption
Urban worlds around 1750
Industrial urbanization
Varieties of urban protest
Pursuits of urban improvement
1850-1914, an era of reconstruction
The challenge of the big cities
Toward the social city
Urban cultures
Imperial and colonial cities
Conclusion
The growth of selected large cities in Europe, 1750-1910
General works on individual cities
Index

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