Pre-industrial Cities (Hardback)
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Short Description for Pre-industrial Cities This book explores cities from the earliest earth built settlements to the dawn of the industrial age. It examines how technologies have evolved from Roman fortifications to contemporary urban public transport.
- Published: 01 October 2000
- Format: Hardback 354 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415200752 ISBN 10: 041520075X
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This textbook is designed to be used on its own or in association with the Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology Reader in the same series. It is divided into three main sections: ancient cities; medieval and Early Modern cities; and pre-industrial cities in China and Africa. Among the technologies discussed are: irrigation, water transport, urban public transport, aqueducts, building materials such as brick and Roman concrete, weaponry and fortifications, street lighting and public clocks. Among the cities covered are: Uruk, Babylon, Thebes, Athens, Rome, Constantinople, Baghdad, Siena, Florence, Antwerp, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Timbuktu, Great Zimbabwe, Hangzhou, Beijing and Hankou. Colin Chant, David Goodman, Peter Elmer, Arnold Pacey, Michael Bartholomew