Urban Historical Geography: Recent Progress in Britain and Germany

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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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Research in British urban historical geography
Research in German urban historical geography
The town in the Norman colonisations of the British Isles
a regional review
Recent developments in early medieval urban history
Urban archaeology in Germany and the study of topographic
Social status and place of residence in preindustrial German
The economic and social spatial structure of an early industrial
The persistence and dynamics of office functions in West
Recent research on the commercial structure of nineteenth
Morphogenesis morphological regions and secular human
The metrological analysis of early modern planned towns
Recent developments in urban morphology
Historical geography and conservation planning in British
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research on patronal relations
The development of urban centrality in England and Wales

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Gareth Shaw is Professor of Retail and Tourism Management and Associate Dean of Research at the University of Exeter Business School. He has just completed an ESRC project on innovation in the hotel industry and is currently working on an ESRC follow-on project on Sustainable travel and Social Marketing. He is an Innovation Fellow at the Advanced Institute of Management, was formerly Professor of Human Geography at Exeter and has a BA and PhD in Human Geography. He has worked on numerous research projects related to retail development all of which have been funded by major grant awarding bodies. He is an expert on retail innovation and business history and in recent years has completed a large scale AHRC project on the impact of the supermarket on consumer behaviour in post-war Britain. In addition he has written widely within tourism and produced key texts on tourism studies. He has also acted as a consultant for many local, national and international organisations. These include UNESCO, The National Trust, American Express, The European Union and Amoco Oil. He is an elected member of the International Academy of Tourism.

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