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  • Page extent: 966 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 1.52 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 307.76/0941
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: HT133 .C25 2000
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Cities and towns--Great Britain--History
    • Physical anthropology--Field work
    • Human biology--Field work

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521431415 | ISBN-10: 0521431417)

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published July 2000

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The second volume of The Cambridge Urban History is the first comprehensive study of British towns and cities in the early modern period, and examines when, why, and how Britain became the first modern urban nation. The contributors offer a detailed analysis of the evolution of national and regional urban networks, and assess the growth of all the main types of towns. They discuss problems of urban mortality and migration, social organization, industrial growth and the service sector, civic governance, and the rise of religious and cultural pluralism.


Preface; Plates; Maps and figures; Tables; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction Peter Clark. Part I. Area surveys 1540–1840: 1. Introduction Peter Clark; 2. England: 2.1. East Anglia Penelope Corfield; 2.2. South east C. W. Chalklin; 2.3. South west Jonathan Barry; 2.4. Midlands Alan Dyer; 2.5. The north John Walton; 3. Wales Philip Jenkins; 4. Scotland T. M. Devine; Part II. Urban Themes and Types 1540–1700: 5. Towns in an agrarian economy Paul Glennie and Ian Whyte; 6. Population and disease, estrangement and belonging Paul Griffiths, John Landers, Margaret Pelling and Robert Tyson; 7. Politics and government Ian Archer; 8. Reformation and culture Vanessa Harding; 9. The urban landscape Michael Reed; 10. London Jeremy Boulton; 11. Great and good towns Paul Slack; 12. Ports David Harris Sacks and Michael Lynch; 13. Small market towns Alan Dyer; Part III. Urban Themes and Types 1700 to 1840: 14. Urban growth and economic change John Langton; 15. Population and society Pamela Sharpe; 16. Politics and government Joanna Innes and Nicholas Rogers; 17. Culture and leisure Peter Clark and Rab Houston; 18. The transformation of urban space Michael Reed; 19. London Leonard Schwartz; 20. Regional and county centres Joyce Ellis; 21. The ports Gordon Jackson; 22. Small towns Peter Clark; 23. Health and leisure resorts Peter Borsay; 24. Industrialising towns Barrie Trinder; Conclusion Peter Clark; Select bibliography; Index.


"One of the overall strengths of the volume is the fact that it is truly an urban history of Britain...Historians of early modern England, and urban historians more generally, will find the second volume of The Cambridge Urban History of Britain a useful compendium of recent scholarship on the most vibrant sector of Britain's economy and society in the early modern period, its towns." H-Net


Peter Clark, Penelope Corfield, C. W. Chalklin, Jonathan Barry, Alan Dyer, John Walton, Philip Jenkins, T. M. Devine, Paul Glennie, Ian Whyte, Paul Griffiths, John Landers, Margaret Pelling, Robert Tyson, Ian Archer, Vanessa Harding, Michael Reed, Jeremy Boulton, Paul Slack, David Harris Sacks, Michael Lynch, John Langton, Pamela Sharpe, Joanna Innes, Nicholas Rogers, Rab Houston, Leonard Schwartz, Joyce Ellis, Gordon Jackson, Peter Borsay, Barrie Trinder

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