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The city in history: its origins, its transformations, and its prospects.

Author: Lewis Mumford
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, [1961]
Series: Power and Morality Collection at Harvard Business School.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Examines the development and nature of the city from Egypt to Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
City in history: its origins, its transformations, and its prospects.
New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1961]
(OCoLC)573152427
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Mumford
ISBN: 0156180359 9780156180351
OCLC Number: 1026513078
Description: xi, 657 p. plates, maps. 25 cm.
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
Series Title: Power and Morality Collection at Harvard Business School.

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Examines the development and nature of the city from Egypt to Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages to the modern world.

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