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The English Urban Landscape (Hardback)

Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pages: 352
Illustrations: b/w illus
ISBN: 9780198601173
Published: 31st December 2000
Casemate UK Academic

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In this compact and authoritative historical survey of English urban landscapes, 15 distinguished historians explore the development and significance of our towns and cities. The opening chapters provide an overview of human settlements from Roman times to 1800, and the rest of the book is devoted to the massive urbaniation of the 19th and 20th centuries. Different types of urban development - industrial towns, commercial cities, slums and suburbs - are described and analysed, together with issues such as transport, shopping, recreation, housing and images of the town and city in literature, art and film.

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