The city in time and space (eBook, 1998) []
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The city in time and space

The city in time and space

Author: Aidan Southall
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This ambitious book treats urbanisation and urbanism all over the world, and from the earliest times to the present. Aidan Southall, a pioneer in the study of African cities, discusses the urban centres of ancient Sumeria, Greece and Rome, as well as medieval European cities, Chinese, Japanese, Islamic and Indic cities, colonial cities, and the great metropolises of the twentieth century. Drawing on this historical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aidan Southall
ISBN: 9780511621871 0511621876
OCLC Number: 1117597526
Language Note: English.
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (x, 473 pages) : PDF file(s).
Contents: Ch. 1. Life of and Influences on the Author Ch. 2. Diary of a Vagabond and the Optimism of the Earlier Works Ch. 3. Loneliness and Travel Ch. 4. Marriage, Family, and Women's Issues Ch. 5. War and Fatalism App. Translations of "My Horizon," "Literature, Travel, Etc.," and "My Work."
Other Titles: City in Time & Space
Responsibility: Aidan Southall.
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An ambitious book covering urbanisation and urbanism worldwide, from earliest times to the present. It draws on historical and comparative perspectives, offering fresh analyses of world urbanisation  Read more...


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'Aidan Southall's research in East Africa pioneered what came to be known as urban anthropology. This book offers a unifying vision of the field that has been long and sorely needed. His impressive Read more...

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