The pre-industrial cities and technology reader /

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Imprint:London ; New York : Routledge in association with The Open University, c1999.
Description:ix, 274 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Language:English
Series:Cities and technology
Cities & technology.
Subject:Technology -- Social aspects -- History.
Technology -- Social aspects.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3664429
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Other authors / contributors:Chant, Colin.
ISBN:0415200776 (hardcover)
0415200784 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • List of figures and tables
  • 7. Lifting in Early Greek Architecture
  • 8. The Organization and Supply of Roman Building
  • 9. The Construction of Fortified Towns
  • 10. On the Water Supply of the City of Rome
  • 11. A Model of Agricultural Change
  • 12. The Transformation of the Roman Suburbium
  • Part 2. Medieval and Early Modern Cities
  • 13. Water Supply in Early Medieval Italy
  • 14. From Polis to Madina: urban change in late antique and early Islamic Syria
  • 15. Medieval Technology and Social Change
  • Introduction
  • 16. Fuelling the City: production and distribution of firewood and fuel in London's region, 1290-1400
  • 17. Road Improvement in Thirteenth-century Pisa
  • 18. Town and Hinterland in Medieval Scotland
  • 19. Building Renaissance Florence: materials, techniques, organization
  • 20. Repositioning the Vatican Obelisk
  • 21. Urbanization in Early Modern Europe: change or continuity?
  • 22. Technology and the Built Environment of the Early Modern City
  • 23. A Golden Age: Innovations in Dutch Cities, 1648-1720
  • 24. Fire-fighting Technology in Early Modern England
  • 25. Technological Innovation in Seventeenth-century Paris
  • Part 1. Ancient Cities
  • 26. Rebuilding London after the Great Fire of 1666
  • 27. Technological Change in a Traditional Society: the case of the desague in colonial Mexico
  • Part 3. Pre-industrial Cities in China and Africa
  • 28. Building in The Book of Odes
  • 29. Meanings of Walls and Gates
  • 30. Water-pipes, Fountains and Clocks
  • 31. Tiles, Bricks and Coal
  • 32. Guilds and Property Development in Hankou
  • 33. Fire Brigades and Ferries in Hankou
  • 34. A Description of Hankou in 1850
  • 1. Urban Origins: a review of theories
  • 35. Hausa Building Techniques
  • 36. Building-types of the Hausa People: characteristics and formative influences
  • Part 4. The Sjoberg Model
  • 37. The Pre-industrial City
  • 38. Some Reflections on the Pre-industrial City
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index
  • 2. Bricks and Brickmaking in Mud and Clay
  • 3. History
  • 4. Deir el-Medina
  • 5. Heavy Transport in Classical Antiquity
  • 6. Ancient Greek Water Supply