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The city in history: its origins, its transformations, and its prospects 1 edition

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The city in history: its origins, its transformations, and its prospects.
[1st ed.]

Published 1961 by Harcourt, Brace & World in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

1. Sanctuary, village, and stronghold
2. The crystallization of the city
3. Ancestral forms and patterns
4. The nature of the ancient city
5. Emergence of the polis
6. Citizen versus ideal city
7. Helleinistic absolutism and urbanity
8. Megalopolis into necropolis
9. Cloister and commnity
10. Medieval urban housekeeping
11. Medieval disruptions, modern anticipations
12. The structure of baroque power
13. Court, parade, and capital
14. Commercial expansion and urban dissolution
15. Paleotechnic paradise : Coketown
16. Suburbia-and beyond
17. The myth of megalopolis
18. Retrospect and prospect

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 579-634.

Also issued online.


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Library of Congress
HT111 .M8

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xi, 657 p.
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