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The Cambridge Urban History of Britain

The Cambridge Urban History of Britain
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D. M. Palliser, Grenville Astill, James Campbell, Richard Holt, Richard Britnell, Julia Barrow, T. R. Slater, E. Patricia Dennison, Derek Keene, David A. Hinton, John Blair, Barrie Dobson, S. H. Rigby, E. Ewan, Gervase Rosser, John Schofield, Geoffrey Stell, Caroline M. Barron, Jennifer Kermode, Maryanne Kowaleski, Christopher Dyer, Barbel Brodt, Ralph Griffiths, G. Grant Simpson, Alan Dyer, Peter Clark, Penelope Corfield, C. W. Chalklin, Jonathan Barry, John Walton, Philip Jenkins, T. M. Devine, Paul Glennie, Ian Whyte, Paul Griffiths, John Landers, Margaret Pelling, Robert Tyson, Ian Archer, Vanessa Harding, Michael Reed, Jeremy Boulton, Paul Slack, David Harris Sacks, Michael Lynch, John Langton, Pamela Sharpe, Joanna Innes, Nicholas Rogers, Rab Houston, Leonard Schwartz, Joyce Ellis, Gordon Jackson, Peter Borsay, Barrie Trinder, Martin Daunton, Lynn Hollen Lees, Richard Dennis, Sarah Palmer, Stephen Royle, David Feldman, Bill Luckin, John Armstrong, John Davis, Barry Doyle, Bob Millward, Marguerite Dupree, R. J. Morris, Colin Pooley, Jim Yelling, Peter Scott, Abigail Beach, Nick Tiratsoo, Richard Rodger, David Reeder, David Gilbert, Humphrey Southall, Simon Szreter, Anne Hardy, Rick Trainor, Douglas Reid, Caroline Arscott
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  • Date Published: January 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521801553

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  • The three volumes of The Cambridge Urban History of Britain represent the culmination of a tremendous upsurge of research in British urban history over the past thirty years. Mobilising the combined expertise of nearly ninety historians, archaeologists and geographers from Britain, continental Europe and North America, these volumes trace the complex and diverse evolution of British towns from the earliest Anglo-Saxon settlements to the mid-twentieth century. Taken together they form a comprehensive and uniquely authoritative account of the development of the first modern urban nation.

    • The first comprehensive study of British cities and urban development in three volumes
    • Full coverage of Scotland, Wales and all the English regions
    • Authoritative cutting-edge surveys by leading international scholars
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    '… splendid collection, which is at once an excellent urban history of Britain and a history of Britain from the urban perspective … fresh as well as important, interesting as well as judicious, thoughtful as well as scholarly. The volumes bulge with knowledge … alongside this must be recorded the sheer exhilaration of reading so much first-rate scholarship … Urban history and these volumes will be done a disservice if they are classified in a misleadingly narrow fashion.' Jeremy Black, The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    • Date Published: January 2001
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521801553
    • length: 2886 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 164 x 164 mm
    • weight: 5.55kg
    • contains: 146 b/w illus. 56 maps 60 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Plates
    Maps and figures
    Tables
    Abbreviations
    Acknowledgements
    List of contributors
    Part I. Introductory:
    1. Introduction
    2. The origins of British towns
    Part II. The Early Middle Ages c.650–c.1300:
    3. General survey
    4. Power and authority
    5. Society and population
    6. The economy of British towns
    7. Churches, education and literacy in towns
    8. The topography of towns
    9. London from the post-Roman period to 1300
    10. The large towns to c.1300
    11. Small towns 650–1270
    Part III. The Later Middle Ages c.1300–c.1540:
    12. General survey
    13. Government, power and authority
    14. The economy of British towns
    15. Urban culture and the church
    16. The built environment
    17. London
    18. The greater towns
    19. Port towns: England and Wales
    20. Small towns 1270–1540
    Part IV. Regional Surveys:
    21. Regional introduction (England and Wales)
    22 (a). The south-east of England
    22 (b). The south-west of England
    22 (c). The Midlands
    22 (d). East Anglia
    22 (e). Wales and the Marches
    22 (f). Northern towns
    23. Scotland
    Part V. Conclusion:
    24. Conclusion
    Appendix: ranking lists of English medieval towns
    Select bibliography
    Index. Volume 2: Preface
    Plates
    Maps and figures
    Tables
    Abbreviations
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Part I. Area Surveys 1540–1840:
    1. Introduction
    2. England:
    1. East Anglia
    2. South east
    3. South west
    4. Midlands
    5. The north
    3. Wales
    4. Scotland
    Part II. Urban Themes and Types 1540–1700:
    5. Towns in an agrarian economy
    6. Population and disease, estrangement and belonging
    7. Politics and government
    8. Reformation and culture
    9. The urban landscape
    10. London
    11. Great and good towns
    12. Ports
    13. Small market towns
    Part III. Urban Themes and Types 1700 to 1840:
    14. Urban growth and economic change
    15. Population and society
    16. Politics and government
    17. Culture and leisure
    18. The transformation of urban space
    19. London
    20. Regional and county centres
    21. The ports
    22. Small towns
    23. Health and leisure resorts
    24. Industrialising towns
    Conclusion
    Select bibliography
    Index. Volume 3: General editor's preface
    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    List of figures and illustrations
    1. Introduction
    Part I. Circulation:
    2. Urban networks
    3. Modern London
    4. Ports
    5. The development of small towns in Britain
    6. Migration
    7. Pollution in the city
    8. From Shillibeer to Buchanan: transport and the urban environment
    Part II. Governance:
    9. Central government and the towns
    10. The changing functions of urban government: councillors, officials and pressure groups
    11. The political economy of urban utilities
    12. The provision of social services
    13. Structure, culture and society in British towns
    Part III. Construction:
    14. Patterns on the ground: urban form, residential structure and the social construction of space
    15. Land, property and planning
    16. The evolution of Britain's urban built environment
    17. The planners and the public
    Part IV. Getting and Spending:
    18. Industrialisation and the city economy
    19. The urban labour market
    20. Urban fertility and mortality patterns
    21. The middle class
    22. Towns and consumerism
    23. Playing and praying: leisure and religion in urban Britain
    Part V. Images:
    24. The representation of the city in visual arts
    25. Epilogue
    Select bibliography
    Index.

  • Editors

    D. M. Palliser, University of Leicester

    Peter Clark, University of Leeds

    Martin Daunton, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    D. M. Palliser, Grenville Astill, James Campbell, Richard Holt, Richard Britnell, Julia Barrow, T. R. Slater, E. Patricia Dennison, Derek Keene, David A. Hinton, John Blair, Barrie Dobson, S. H. Rigby, E. Ewan, Gervase Rosser, John Schofield, Geoffrey Stell, Caroline M. Barron, Jennifer Kermode, Maryanne Kowaleski, Christopher Dyer, Barbel Brodt, Ralph Griffiths, G. Grant Simpson, Alan Dyer, Peter Clark, Penelope Corfield, C. W. Chalklin, Jonathan Barry, John Walton, Philip Jenkins, T. M. Devine, Paul Glennie, Ian Whyte, Paul Griffiths, John Landers, Margaret Pelling, Robert Tyson, Ian Archer, Vanessa Harding, Michael Reed, Jeremy Boulton, Paul Slack, David Harris Sacks, Michael Lynch, John Langton, Pamela Sharpe, Joanna Innes, Nicholas Rogers, Rab Houston, Leonard Schwartz, Joyce Ellis, Gordon Jackson, Peter Borsay, Barrie Trinder, Martin Daunton, Lynn Hollen Lees, Richard Dennis, Sarah Palmer, Stephen Royle, David Feldman, Bill Luckin, John Armstrong, John Davis, Barry Doyle, Bob Millward, Marguerite Dupree, R. J. Morris, Colin Pooley, Jim Yelling, Peter Scott, Abigail Beach, Nick Tiratsoo, Richard Rodger, David Reeder, David Gilbert, Humphrey Southall, Simon Szreter, Anne Hardy, Rick Trainor, Douglas Reid, Caroline Arscott

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