Skip Navigation
List Price: $48.45

Rent Book

Select for Price
Add to Cart Free Shipping
There was a problem. Please try again later.

New Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects,9780156180351

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

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 6/1/1968
Publisher(s): HOUGHTON MIFFLIN (A)
Availability: This title is currently not available.


The city's development from ancient times to the modern age. Winner of the National Book Award. "One of the major works of scholarship of the twentieth century" (Christian Science Monitor). Index; illustrations.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Sanctuary, Village, and Strongholdp. 3
The Crystallization of the Cityp. 29
Ancestral Forms and Patternsp. 55
The Nature of the Ancient Cityp. 94
Emergence of the Polisp. 119
Citizen Versus Ideal Cityp. 158
Hellenistic Absolutism and Urbanityp. 183
Megalopolis into Necropolisp. 205
Cloister and Communityp. 243
Medieval Urban Housekeepingp. 281
Medieval Disruptions, Modern Anticipationsp. 315
The Structure of Baroque Powerp. 344
Court, Parade, and Capitalp. 375
Commercing Expansion and Urban Dissolutionp. 410
Paleotechnic Paradise: Coketownp. 446
Suburbia--And Beyondp. 482
The Myth of Megalopolisp. 525
Retrospect and Prospectp. 568
Bibliographyp. 579
Acknowledgmentsp. 635
Indexp. 637
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

An electronic version of this book is available through VitalSource.

This book is viewable on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and most smartphones.

By purchasing, you will be able to view this book online, as well as download it, for the chosen number of days.

A downloadable version of this book is available through the eCampus Reader or compatible Adobe readers.

Applications are available on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and Windows Mobile platforms.

Please view the compatibility matrix prior to purchase.

American Express