A Tale of Three Thirsty Cities: The Innovative Water Supply Systems of Toledo, London and Paris in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century

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BRILL, Oct 30, 2017 - History - 412 pages
In A Tale of Three Thirsty Cities, Jaime-Chaim Shulman offers an analysis of three engineering projects of urban water supply systems carried out between 1560s – 1610s. Mainly external conditions, and not technology, affected the improvement achieved in the inhabitants’ wellbeing.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Human Water Consumption in England France and Spain in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
11
Chapter 2 WaterLifting Technology in the GraecoRoman World and Its Development through the Renaissance
29
Chapter 3 Toledo
99
Chapter 4 London
167
Chapter 5 Paris
233
Chapter 6 Conclusions
285
Sources and Bibliography
307
Index for Personal Names Towns and Cities
384
Index of Subjects
391
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