Urban Historical Geography: Recent Progress in Britain and Germany by Gareth ShawUrban Historical Geography: Recent Progress in Britain and Germany by Gareth Shaw

Urban Historical Geography: Recent Progress in Britain and Germany

byGareth ShawEditorDietrich Denecke

Paperback | March 3, 2011

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Originally published in 1988, this book provides a fascinating comparative review of research in urban historical geography in Britain and West Germany. It draws together a wide range of material on the history of urban development to explore the theoretical and methodological possibilities offered by comparative surveys of contrasting national and regional urban expenses. The chronological focus of the essays ranges in time from the medieval period onwards, and the contributors explore not only the specifically intellectual consequences of their empirical research, but also its policy implications for urban planners and conservationists. Serious extended comparative debate has hitherto been absent from the field of urban historical geography as a whole: this volume sought to reverse that trend, and in so doing to establish a fresh research agenda for an important and expanding discipline.
Title:Urban Historical Geography: Recent Progress in Britain and GermanyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:422 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521189748

ISBN - 13:9780521189743


Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; 1. Introduction Dietrich Deneke and Gareth Shaw; Part I. Recent Trends in Urban Historical Geography: 2. Research in British urban historical geography Richard Dennis and Hugh Prince; 3. Research in German urban historical geography Dietrich Denecke; Part II. The Evolution of Urban Settlement and the Development of the Medieval Town: 4. The town in the Norman colonisations of the British Isles Brian Graham; 5. Urban archaeological research in Germany: a regional review of medieval topographic development Hans Stephan; 6. Recent development in early medieval urban history and archaeology in England Chris Dyer; 7. Urban archaeology in Germany and the study of topographic, functional and social structures Heiko Steuer; 8. English medieval town planning Terry Slater; Part III. Social Areas and Social Patterns: 9. Economy and society in eighteenth-century English towns: Bristol in the 1770s Elizabeth Baigent; 10. Social status and place of residence in preindustrial German towns: recent studies in social topography Dietrich Deneke; 11. The economic and social spatial structure of an early industrial town: Aachen Claudia Erdman; 12. The social geography of nineteenth-century British cities: a review Colin Pooley and Richard Lawton; 13. Patrician urban landlords: research on patronal relations in nineteenth-century 'estate-towns' in the British Isles Lindsay Proudfoot; Part IV. Urban Functional Change: 14. The development of urban centrality in England and Wales Harold Carter; 15. The persistence and dynamics of office functions in West German cities since the late nineteenth century Heinz Heineberg and Norbert DeLang; 16. Recent research on the commercial structure of nineteenth-century British cities Gareth Shaw; Part V. Urban Morphology and the Historicity of Townscape: 17. Morphogenesis, morphological regions and secular human agency in the historic townscape, as exemplified by Ludlow M. R. G. Conzen; 18. The metrological analysis of early modern planned towns Jürgen Lafrenz; 19. Recent developments in urban morphology Jeremy Whitehand; 20. Historical geography and conservation planning in British towns Terry Slater and Gareth Shaw; Part VI. Conclusions: 21. Future developments in Anglo-German studies of urban historical geography Dietrich Deneke and Gareth Shaw; Index.