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European cities in the modern era, 1850/1914 [electronic resource] / by Friedrich Lenger ; translated by Joel Golb.

Author/Creator:
Lenger, Friedrich.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (324 p.)
Series:
Studies in Central European Histories 57.
Studies in central European histories, 1547-1217 ; v. 57
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Subjects:
Cities and towns -- Europe -- 19th century.
City planning -- Social aspects -- Europe -- 19th century.
Urban policy -- Europe -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In European Cities in the Modern Era, 1850-1914 Friedrich Lenger analyses the demographic and economic preconditions of European urbanization, compares the extent to which Europe’s cities were characterized by heterogeneity with respect to the social, national and religious composition of its population and asks in which way differences resulting from this heterogeneity were resolved either peacefully or violently. Using this general perspective and extending the scope by including Eastern and Southern Europe the dominant view of Europe’s prewar cities as islands of modernity is challenged and the ubiquity of urban violence established as a central analytical problem.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
Introduction
Capitals of the Nineteenth Century
The Urbanization of Europe in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century and its Economic and Demographic Background
Migration, Urban Society, and Urban Space
Housing Conditions and Housing Reform
The Construction of the Modern City: Self-Government, Urban Infrastructure, and Planning in the Epoch of Municipal Socialism
Culture, Communication, Critique
The Struggle for Urban Space
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-57908-1
9786613891532
90-04-23363-6
OCLC:
809265270
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004233638 DOI