The City in Time and Space (Paperback)
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Short Description for The City in Time and Space An ambitious accessible book about urbanisation and urbanism worldwide, from earliest times to the present.
- Published: 01 February 2003
- Format: Paperback 484 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521784320 ISBN 10: 0521784328
- Sales rank: 1,415,730
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This ambitious book treats urbanisation and urbanism all over the world, and from the earliest times to the present. Aidan Southall, a pioneer in the study of African cities, discusses the urban centres of ancient Sumeria, Greece and Rome, as well as medieval European cities, Chinese, Japanese, Islamic and Indic cities, colonial cities, and the great metropolises of the twentieth century. Drawing on this historical and comparative perspective, he offers a fresh analysis of world urbanisation in the contemporary period of globalisation. The study emphasises the enduring paradox of the city, which juxtaposes splendid cultural productions with the poverty and deprivation of the majority.