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Town and Country in Europe, 1300-1800 : Themes in International Urban History - S. R. Epstein

Town and Country in Europe, 1300-1800

Themes in International Urban History

By: S. R. Epstein (Editor), Peter Clark (Editor), David Reeder (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd January 2004
ISBN: 9780521548045
Number Of Pages: 356

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Relations between town and country are central to Europe's long-term economic, political and social evolution. This book surveys and re-interprets these relations in particular countries and regions in the light of the most recent debates on state formation, urbanisation, proto-industrialisation, and the regional character of pre-modern economic growth. Thirteen specially commissioned chapters, ranging chronologically from the Black Death to the Enlightenment, give a comprehensive coverage of Europe, from Spain to Sweden and England, and from the Polish Commonwealth to Holland and Italy. Each chapter offers a self-contained analysis of its country or region and provides a basis for systematic comparison. The Introduction (by S. R. Epstein) discusses the historiographical and theoretical framework for the regional chapters, emphasising how evolving political configurations changed the balance between 'coercive' and 'market-based' solutions to town-country relations and set countries on different paths to growth.

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"The dozen essays in this well-edited volume provide a well-balanced and geographically extensive introduction to the current state of scholarship on the relation between town and country in late medieval and early modern Europe." Renaissance and Reformation "The essays are imformed by current historiographical thinking and are highly readable." CHOICE Jan 2002 "This volume is one of the freshest and fullest treatments of scholarship about town and country relations in premodern European urban history, and deserves a wide and appreciative reading. This is shrewd economic history that details, complicates, and therefore advances our understanding of a central theme of urban history." Journal of Interdisciplinary History "This is an important and thought-provoking collection..." Canadian Journal of History

Introduction: town and country in Europe, 1300-1800
Town and country in Sweden, 1450-1650
Town and country in Holland, 1300-1550
Town and country in the Dutch Republic, 1550-1800
Town and country in England, 1300-1570
Town and country in England, 1570-1750
Town and country in the Polish Commonwealth, 1350-1650
Town and country in the Austrian and Czech Lands, 1450-1750
Town and country in Germany, 1350-1600
Town and country in Switzerland, 1450-1750
Town and country in France, 1550-1750
Town and country in Castile, 1400-1650
Town and country in central and northern Italy, 1500-1750
Town and country in the Kingdom of Naples, 1500-1750
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ISBN: 9780521548045
ISBN-10: 0521548047
Series: Themes in International Urban History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 22nd January 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.53

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