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The Mongol Shock: Can Judaism Survive when Trade and Urban Economies Collapse?

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

in The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at the Mongol invasion of Persia and Mesopotamia, beginning in 1219 and culminating in the razing of Baghdad in 1258. The Mongol invasion of Persia and Mesopotamia contributed to ... More


Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Allen J. Scott

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This book is about the renaissance of cities in the 21st century and their increasing role as centers of creative economic activity. It attempts to put some conceptual and descriptive order around ... More


Location Decisions of Firms and Social Interactions

Yannis M. Ioannides

in From Neighborhoods to Nations: The Economics of Social Interactions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126852
eISBN:
9781400845385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126852.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the impact of social interactions on firms' location decisions, focusing on the effects of proximity to other firms, the size of the total urban economy, the availability of a ... More


Cities

Chris Wickham

in Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the problem of urbanism, political changes inside cities, and where post-Roman aristocrats lived. Urban centres in nearly all the regions in the book are defined in ... More


Demobilization, Land, and Household Livelihoods in Ethiopia

Daniel Ayalew, Stefan Dercon, and Pramila Krishnan

in From Conflict to Recovery in Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261031
eISBN:
9780191698712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261031.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses land tenure and urban economy conditions in Ethiopia and the implications of both for reintegrating ex-soldiers back into the community. It describes and assesses the ... More


The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Makarem, and Taner Osman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In 1970, the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and San Francisco had almost identical levels of income per resident. In 2010, the San Francisco Bay Area was almost one third richer than Los Angeles, ... More


York and the Regional Economy in the Later Middle Ages

P. J. P. Goldberg

in Women, Work, and Life Cycle in a Medieval Economy: Women in York and Yorkshire c.1300-1520

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201540
eISBN:
9780191674938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201540.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter examines York and the regional economy in the later Middle Ages. It attempts to reconstruct the occupational structure of the community from poll tax and franchise evidence and considers ... More


Production and Work in the American Metropolis

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter analyses the economic structure of American metropolitan areas, and the forms of production that contribute to its urbanization. It begins by revealing statistical points of growth and ... More


We are where we are, but how did we get here?

Josef W. Konvitz

in Cities and Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Cities are the engines of the economy, but the are running low on two key inputs, infrastructure investment and innovation. The image of the engine calls attention to flawed assumptions made about ... More


Introduction

James E. Shaw

in The Justice of Venice: Authorities and Liberties in the Urban Economy, 1550-1700

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263778
eISBN:
9780191734823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263778.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines what market justice really meant for ordinary Venetians, both in the courtroom and out on the street. How was the law enforced in terms of policing and court procedures and how did ... More


Urban Women and the Women's Federation

Gordon White, Jude Howell, and Shang Xiaoyuan

in In Search of Civil Society: Market Reform and Social Change in Contemporary China

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289562
eISBN:
9780191684739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289562.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter is centred on urban women and the Women's Federation. It evaluates changes in the structural position of women in the urban economy since the introduction of the reforms, emphasizing ... More


The German Crown and its Assets

BENJAMIN ARNOLD

in Power and Property in Medieval Germany: Economic and Social Change c.900-1300

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272211
eISBN:
9780191709999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272211.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The greatest single landowner in medieval Germany until the 14th century was undoubtedly the crown. It disposed of hundreds of manors with all the advantages and difficulties experienced by ... More


Internal debates and international influences: the rise of Islamic radicalism in the 1990s

Felicitas Becker

in Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264270
eISBN:
9780191734182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264270.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Although the synchronicity of the rise of Muslim radicalism in East Africa with similar phenomena in many parts of the world gives that radicalism the appearance of an unstoppable ideological tide, ... More


A Stroll Through the Market

Richard E. Ocejo

in Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165493
eISBN:
9781400884865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165493.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter discusses how bars, barbershops, and butcher shops were neighborhood cornerstones in the industrial city. Today, new versions of them catering to knowledgeable and wealthy ... More


“The Sources of Courtesanship”: African American Women's Wage Work, the Informal Economy, and the Search for Independence

in I've Got to Make My Livin': Black Women's Sex Work in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226055985
eISBN:
9780226056005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226056005.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the paths of African American women to the sex industry in Chicago. It explains that these women were restricted to low-paying domestic employment and they frequently looked for ... More


Environmental Justice, Urban Development, and Place Identity

Isabelle Anguelovski

in Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026925
eISBN:
9780262322188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026925.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This theoretical chapter reviews the role that environmental justice studies have played in unraveling the environmental inequalities faced by low-income populations and communities of color ... More


“I Have My Own Room on 139th Street”: Black Women and the Urban Sex Economy

LaShawn Harris

in Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040207
eISBN:
9780252098420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040207.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores black women's multilayered roles within New York's sex commerce, moving beyond widely accepted historical interpretations that position black sex laborers primarily as street ... More


On Planning Necropolis

Brian Tochterman

in Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633060
eISBN:
9781469633084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633060.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the use of fear in the written critiques of postwar redevelopment in New York City. With a special emphasis on the celebrated urban thinker Jane Jacobs, it examines how ... More


Jews and Jewish Communities in the Urban Economy

Adam Teller

in Money, Power, and Influence in Eighteenth-Century Lithuania: The Jews on the Radziwiłł Estates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798440
eISBN:
9780804799874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798440.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Towns were the main setting of Jewish life on the estates, with Jews there contributing greatly to the urban economy and bringing significant revenues to the Radziwiłł administration. The Jews’ ... More


The Labor Supply of Mid-Republican Rome

Seth Bernard

in Building Mid-Republican Rome: Labor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878788
eISBN:
9780190878818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878788.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Rome’s building industry shows unprecedented and sustained energy starting in the early third century. The structures of labor that supported this building boom are detailed here using literary and ... More


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