Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City by Tristram Hunt

Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City

byTristram Hunt

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The ideas and people who inspired and shaped the great Victorian cities, with all their energy, achievements and pride

This is a history of the ideas that shaped not only London, but Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield and other power-houses of 19th-century Britain. It charts the controversies and visions that fostered Britain's greatest civic renaissance.

Tristram Hunt explores the horrors of the Victorian city, as seen by Dickens, Engels and Carlyle; the influence of the medieval Gothic ideal of faith, community and order espoused by Pugin and Ruskin; the pride in self-government, identified with the Saxons as opposed to the Normans; the identification with the city republics of the Italian renaissance - commerce, trade and patronage; the change from the civic to the municipal, and greater powers over health, education and housing; and finally at the end of the century, the retreat from the urban to the rural ideal, led by William Morris and the garden-city movement of Ebenezer Howard.

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Title:Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian CityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 30, 2010Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0297865943

ISBN - 13:9780297865940

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