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The Rise of Cities in North-West Europe : Themes in International Urban History - Adriaan Verhulst

The Rise of Cities in North-West Europe

Themes in International Urban History

Paperback Published: 20th December 1999
ISBN: 9780521469098
Number Of Pages: 174

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For more than fifty years no synthesis has been written which systematically examines the growth and development of cities in north-west Europe. Adriaan Verhulst takes as his subject the history of urban settlements and towns in the region between the rivers Somme and Meuse from the late Roman period (fourth century) to the end of the twelfth century. This region comprises Flanders and Liege, two of the most urbanized areas, not only in the southern Netherlands but in northwestern Europe as a whole until the twelfth century. Fifteen towns are studied in all, and, supported by numerous maps, Professor Verhulst provides rich details of the impact of political, military, ecclesiastical, as well as social and economic, factors on the developing towns as they were transformed from regional markets to centres of industry and international commerce.

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The Rise of Cities in North-West Europe summarizes recent work by historians and others; it evaluates archaeological and toponymic evidence." David Nicholas, History

The transformation of the Roman towns
The nadir of urban life (6th-7th centuries)
New urban beginnings and Viking Raids (8th-9th centuries)
The urbanization of the High Middle Ages (10th-11th centuries)
Industrialization, commercial expansion and emancipation (11th-12th centuries)
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ISBN: 9780521469098
ISBN-10: 0521469090
Series: Themes in International Urban History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 20th December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 16.15  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.32