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The Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology Reader By Edited by Colin Chant

The Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology Reader
by Edited by Colin Chant

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Complied as a reference source for students, this Reader is divided into three main sections, presenting key readings on: Ancient Cities, Medieval and Early Modern Cities, and Pre-Industrial Cities in China and Africa.
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The Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology Reader by Edited by Colin Chant

The Pre-Industrial Cities Reader is designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the accompanying Pre-Industrial Cities: Open University textbook, in the same series. Compiled as a reference source for students, this reader is divided into three main sections, presenting key readings on: Ancient Cities, Medieval and Early Modern Cities, and Pre-Industrial Cities in China and Africa. Among the technologies discussed are: agricaultural innovations such as the heavy plough, water transport, the medieval road revolution, the first urban public transport, aqueducts, building materials such as brick and Roman concrete, weaponry and fortifications, water clocks, street lighting, and fire-fighting. Among the cities covered are: Uruk, Babylon, Thebes, Athens, Rome, Constantinople, Baghdad, Siena, Florence, Antwerp, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Hangzhou, Beijing and Hankou.

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The Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology Reader Reviews


"This book explains how towns and cities have been shaped by applications of a range of technologies, and the influence of politics, economics, culture and environment. Cities covered include: Babylon, Thebes, Athens, Rome, Constantinople, Florence, Paris, Amsterdam, Mexico City, and Beijing. Containing few line drawing and photographs, it is a good addition to students' personal libraries.."
-"The Bibliography of Ancient Egypt

Table of Contents


Introduction Part One: Ancient Cities 1. Urban origins: a review of theories Harold Carter 2. Bricks and Brickmaking in Mud and Clay P.R.S.Moorey 3. History Herodotus 4. Deir el-Medina A.R. David 5. Heavy Transport in Classical Antiquity A. Bruford 6. Ancient Greek Water Supply Alfred Burns 7. Lifting in Early Greek Architecture J.J. Coulton 8. The Construction of Fortified Towns Vitruvius 9.The Organization and Supply of Roman Building James c. Anderson jr. 10. On the Water Supply of the City of Rome Frontinus 11. A Model of Agricultural Change Neville Morley 12. The Transformation of the Roman Suburbium Neville Morley Part Two: Medieval and Early Modern Cities 13. Water Supply in Early Medieval Italy Bryan Ward-Perkins 14. From Polis to Madina: Urban Change in Late Antique and Early Islamic Syria Hugh Kennedy 15. Medieval Technology and Social Change Lynn White 16. Fuelling the city: production and distribution of firewood and fuel in London's region, 1290-1400 James A. Galloway 17. Road Improvement in Thirteenth-century Pisa David HerlihyL 18. Town and Hinterland in Medieval Scotland Elizabeth Ewan 19. Building Renaissance Florence: materials, techniques, organization Richard A Goldthwaite 20. Repositioning the Vatican Obelisk Domenico Fontana 21. Urbanization in Early Modern Europe: Change or Continuity? Christopher R. Friedrichs 22. Technology and the Built Environment of the Early Modern City Christopher R. Friedrichs 23. A Golden Age: Innovations in Dutch Cities, 1648-1720 Jonathan Israel 24. Fire-fighting Technology in Early Modern England Stephen Porter 25. Technological Innvation in Seventeenth-century Paris Leon Bernard 26. Rebuilding London after the Great Fire of 1666 John Evelyn 27. Technological Change in a Traditional Society: The Case of the Desagiie in Colonial Mexico Louisa Schell Hoberman Part Three: Pre-Industrial Cities of China and Africa 28. Building in 'The Book of Odes' 29. Meanings of Walls and Gates Nelson I. Wu 30. Water-pipes, Fountains and Clocks Joseph Needham and Wang Ling 31. Tiles, Bricks and Coal Sung Ying-Hsing 32. Guilds and Property Development in Hankou William T. Rowe 33. Fire Brigades and Ferries in Hankou William T. Rowe 34. A Description of Hankou in 1850 Evariste Regis Huc 35. Hausa Building Techniques J.C. Moughtin 36. Building-types of the Hausa People: characteristics and formative influences J.C. Moughtin Part Four: The Sjoberg Model 37. The Pre-Industrial City Gideon Sjoberg 38. Some Reflections on the Pre-Industrial City Peter Burke

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GOR001198624
The Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology Reader by Edited by Colin Chant
Edited by Colin Chant
Cities and Technology
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1998-12-17
288
0415200784
9780415200783
N/A
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