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

Author: Lewis Mumford
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1961.
Series: Harvest book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The citys̕ development from ancient times to the modern age.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Mumford
ISBN: 0156180359 9780156180351
OCLC Number: 7102629
Description: xi, 657, [50] pages, 64 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1 Sanctuary, Village, and Stronghold 3 --
2 The Crystallization of the City 29 --
3 Ancestral Forms and Patterns 55 --
4 The Nature of the Ancient City 94 --
5 Emergence of the Polis 119 --
6 Citizen Versus Ideal City 158 --
7 Hellenistic Absolutism and Urbanity 183 --
8 Megalopolis into Necropolis 205 --
9 Cloister and Community 243 --
10 Medieval Urban Housekeeping 281 --
11 Medieval Disruptions, Modern Anticipations 315 --
12 The Structure of Baroque Power 344 --
13 Court, Parade, and Capital 375 --
14 Commercing Expansion and Urban Dissolution 410 --
15 Paleotechnic Paradise: Coketown 446 --
16 Suburbia--And Beyond 482 --
17 The Myth of Megalopolis 525 --
18 Retrospect and Prospect 568.
Series Title: Harvest book.
Responsibility: by Lewis Mumford.

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An examination of Cities of the Western world tracing their development from Egypt through the Middle Ages to the present.  Read more...

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