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The city in time and space

Author: Aidan Southall
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This ambitious study treats urbanization and urbanism all over the world, and from the earliest times to the present. [In this book, the author] discusses the urban centers of ancient, medieval and modern cities. Drawing on an historical and comparative perspective, he offers a fresh analysis of world urbanization in the contemporary period of globalization. Throughout the book, he emphasizes the enduring paradox of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Aidan Southall
OCLC Number: 55634456
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000, ©1998. 1st paperback ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Writing the city under crisis --
Pristine cities --
Greece and Rome --
Cities of the Feudal mode of production in Europe --
Asian cities, Asiatic and Feudal modes of production --
From colonial to Third World cities --
Transformation of the city, from the Feudal to the Capitalist mode of production, and on to the apocalypse.
Responsibility: Aidan Southall.

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This ambitious study treats urbanization and urbanism all over the world, and from the earliest times to the present. [In this book, the author] discusses the urban centers of ancient, medieval and modern cities. Drawing on an historical and comparative perspective, he offers a fresh analysis of world urbanization in the contemporary period of globalization. Throughout the book, he emphasizes the enduring paradox of the city, which juxtaposes splendid cultural productions with the poverty and deprivation of the majority.-Back cover.

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