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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