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Exploring the Urban Past : Essays in Urban History by H. J. Dyos - H. J. Dyos

Exploring the Urban Past

Essays in Urban History by H. J. Dyos

Paperback Published: 1st November 1982
ISBN: 9780521288484
Number Of Pages: 280

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During the 1960s and 1970s, the growth of interest in the urban past was one of the most prominent developments in historical studies in the United Kingdom. In large part, this was due to the work of the late H. J. Dyos, Professor of Urban History at the University of Leicester, as teacher, writer and propagandist. This book brings together some of Dyos's most important and influential essays, written over nearly thirty years. At one level, this book may be read as a fitting memorial to the work, influence and writings of a first-rate historian; at another, it furnishes an indispensable guide to the study of urban development and the nineteenth-century city and to the perspective which that study affords on the urban present.

Acknowledgements
Introduction: H. J. Dyos and the urban process
The Urbanising World
The Victorian city in historical perspective
Urbanity and suburbanity
Greater and greater London: metropolis and provinces in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Some historical reflections on the quality of urban life
Transport and Urban Transformation
The objects of street improvement in Regency and early Victorian London
Workmen's fare in south London, 1860-1914
Railways and housing in Victorian London
Some social costs of railway-building in London
The Urban Fabric
The slums of Victorian London
The speculative builders and developers of Victorian London
A Victorian speculative builder: Edward Yates
A guide to the streets of Victorian London
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
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ISBN: 9780521288484
ISBN-10: 0521288487
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st November 1982
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41