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The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

Опубликовано на портале: 24-11-2006
USA: Fine Communications, 1998, 668 с.
Harcourt, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Lewis Mumford's massive historical study brings together a wide array of evidence--from the earliest group habitats to medieval towns to the modern centers of commerce (as well as dozens of black-and-white illustrations)--to show how the urban form has changed throughout human civilization.

Preface
Sanctuary, Village, and Stronghold
The Crystallization of the City
Ancestral Forms and Patterns
The Nature of the Ancient City
Emergence of the Polis
Citizen Versus Ideal City
Hellenistic Absolutism and Urbanity
Megalopolis into Necropolis
Cloister and Community
Medieval Urban Housekeeping
Medieval Disruptions, Modern Anticipations
The Structure of Baroque Power
Court, Parade, and Capital
Commercial Expansion and Urban Dissolution
Paleolithic Paradise: Coketown
Suburbia--and Beyond
The Myth of Megalopolis
Retrospect and Prospect

Bibliography
Acknowledgements Index
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