Urbanism in the preindustrial world: cross-cultural approaches
University of Alabama Press,
A baseline study of the growth of preindustrial cities worldwide.This work employs a subset of preindustrial cities on many continents to answer questions archaeologists grapple with concerning the populating and growth of cities before industrialization. It further explores how scholars differently conceive and execute their research on the population of cities. The subject cities are in Greece, Mesoamerica, the Andes, Italy, Egypt, Africa, United States, Denmark, and China. This broad sample provides a useful framework for answers to such questions as “Why did people agglomerate into cities?” and “What population size and what age of endurance constitute a city?”The study covers more than population magnitude and population makeup, the two major frameworks of urban demography. The contributors combine their archaeological and historical expertise to reveal commonalities, as well as theoretical extrapolations and methodological approaches, at work here and outside the sample.Urbanism in the Preindustrial World is a unique study revealing the variety of factors involved in the coalescing and dispersal of populations in preindustrial times.
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|Full title||urbanism in the preindustrial world cross cultural approaches|
|Author||glenn r storey|
|Last Update||2017-08-14 05:04:18AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-06-21 04:58:28AM|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online|
|record_details||external_econtent:ils:.b12956764|eBook|eBook||English|University of Alabama Press,|c2006.|xii, 443 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.|
|title_display||Urbanism in the preindustrial world cross-cultural approaches|
|title_full||Urbanism in the preindustrial world [electronic resource] : cross-cultural approaches / edited by Glenn R. Storey|
|title_short||Urbanism in the preindustrial world|