Pre-industrial cities & technology /

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Imprint:London : Routledge in association with the Open University, c1999.
Description:x, 354 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 29 cm.
Language:English
Series:The cities and technology series
Cities & technology
Subject:Technology -- Social aspects -- History.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Urbanization.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3661087
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Varying Form of Title:Pre-industrial cities and technology
Other authors / contributors:Chant, Colin.
Goodman, David C.
Open University.
ISBN:041520075X (hardback)
0415200768 (pbk)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. Ancient Cities
  • 1. The Near East
  • 1.1. Introduction
  • 1.2. The emergence of cities: a technological revolution?
  • 1.3. The emergence of cities: a social revolution?
  • 1.4. Technology and city-building in Mesopotamia
  • 1.5. Egypt: a civilization without cities?
  • 1.6. Conclusion Extracts References
  • 2. Greece
  • 2.1. Urbanization in the Aegean region
  • 2.2. Greece
  • 2.3. Greek urban planning and morphology
  • 2.4. Greek technologies and city-building
  • 2.5. Athens
  • 2.6. Conclusion Extract References
  • 3. Rome
  • 3.1. The pattern of Roman urbanization
  • 3.2. Roman urban planning and morphology
  • 3.3. Technology and Roman city-building
  • 3.4. Rome: building the metropolis
  • 3.5. Conclusion References
  • Part 2. Medieval and Early Modern Cities
  • 4. Medieval cities
  • 4.1. The barbarian invasions and the fate of cities
  • 4.2. Cities of Islam
  • 4.3. Urban revival of the Latin West
  • 4.4. The urban stimulus to medieval technology
  • 4.5. Town and country Extract References
  • 5. Renaissance cities
  • 5.1. Clarifying the period
  • 5.2. Building technology in Renaissance Florence
  • 5.3. Geometrical cities, imaginary and real
  • 5.4. Rome, the eternal city References
  • 6. The Early Modern city
  • 6.1. Introduction
  • 6.2. Technological innovation, the built environment and the Early Modern city
  • 6.3. Three case-studies: Amsterdam, Paris and London
  • 6.4. Conclusions Extracts References
  • 7. Cities of the New World
  • 7.1. Cities of the New World
  • 7.2. Pre-Columbian cities
  • 7.3. Hispano-American cities Extract References
  • Part 3. Pre-industrial Cities in China and Africa
  • 8. Five Chinese cities before 1840
  • 8.1. Preliminary note
  • 8.2. Introduction: different kinds of city
  • 8.3. Changan: an administrative city
  • 8.4. Kaifeng: an industrial centre as capital
  • 8.5. Hangzhou and the canal cities, c.1130-1280
  • 8.6. Perspectives on an age of conflict, 1250-1368
  • 8.7. Beijing brickwork and cosmology, 1368-1644
  • 8.8. Conflict, commerce and natural resources
  • 8.9. Hankou-Beijing comparisons, 1750-1840
  • 8.10. The role of industry
  • 8.11. Conclusion References
  • 9. The city in pre-colonial Africa
  • 9.1. Introduction
  • 9.2. Environmental constraints
  • 9.3. Building materials
  • 9.4. The cities of sub-Saharan Africa
  • 9.5. Conclusion
  • References Conclusion: the Sjoberg model
  • Index
  • Acknowledgements