Urban Historical Geography: Recent Progress in Britain and Germany

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Dietrich Denecke, Gareth Shaw
Cambridge University Press, Jun 30, 1988 - History - 409 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Research in British urban historical geography
9
Research in German urban historical geography
24
The town in the Norman colonisations of the British Isles
37
a regional review
53
Recent developments in early medieval urban history
69
Urban archaeology in Germany and the study of topographic
81
Social status and place of residence in preindustrial German
125
The economic and social spatial structure of an early industrial
141
The persistence and dynamics of office functions in West
211
Recent research on the commercial structure of nineteenth
236
Morphogenesis morphological regions and secular human
253
The metrological analysis of early modern planned towns
273
Recent developments in urban morphology
285
Historical geography and conservation planning in British
297
tPartSix Conclusions
317
Notes
324

research on patronal relations
175
The development of urban centrality in England and Wales
191

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