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Conclusion

Menno Fenger and Paul Henman

in Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612390
eISBN:
9780748651009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612390.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Rome is unique, not only in western but universal history: firstly because it was a city which conquered and administered a vast empire; secondly because that empire had an exceptionally long life; ... More


Booʼlaʼck.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter gives an account of the distant view of the Egyptian metropolis and its environs: the Nile being at its highest point. This chapter also discusses the general appearance of Boo'la'ck, ... More


The Citadel of Musr, or Cairo.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Citadel (El-Ckal”ah) is situated at the south-eastern extremity of the metropolis, upon an extensive, flat-topped, rocky eminence, about 250 feet above the level of the plain, and near the point ... More


Looking Back, Ahead, and into the Eyes of Others: The Orthodox Christian Experience

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Orthodox Christians have lived in Muslim lands for centuries and now bring their unique perspectives to multireligious America. Encounters that began in conflict in the Old World carry the potential ... More


Delhi: A Unique Metropolis

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi: Urbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075950
eISBN:
9780199080892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the characteristics that make Delhi a unique metropolis. It is contributed to Delhi’s geographical location and political importance, although there are some urban ... 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


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


Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

David Sims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164040
eISBN:
9781617970405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Trying to make sense of the urban giant that is Cairo, this book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the ... More


The Long History of the European City

Patrick Le Galès

in European Cities: Social Conflicts and Governance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243570
eISBN:
9780191697265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243570.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The golden age of cities in late medieval Europe is a myth, associating the city with civility and urbanity. Political autonomy, social structure —that is, associations —economy, culture, and town ... More


Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Robert E. Weems and Jason P. Chambers (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the entrepreneurial experiences of and contributions by African American entrepreneurs in Chicago. Through a careful examination of black business activity in areas such as ... More


Summing Up: Cairo Serendipity?

David Sims

in Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164040
eISBN:
9781617970405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the dynamics and functioning of the city of Cairo in Egypt. The findings reveal how the metropolis functions moderately well and has not ... More


Numerical methods

Hidetoshi Nishimori and Gerardo Ortiz

in Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577224
eISBN:
9780191722943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577224.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter introduces a few typical numerical methods used in modern studies of phase transitions and critical phenomena in spin systems. The first section describes the stochastic dynamics of a ... More


Newsprint Metropolis: City Papers and the Making of Modern Americans

Julia Guarneri

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226341330
eISBN:
9780226341477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341477.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Newsprint Metropolis tracks two simultaneous processes: how cities made newspapers, and how newspapers made cities. The book reaches beyond the front pages and into the feature news, which ... More


Perceptions of the Metropolis in Seventeenth-Century England

PAUL SLACK

in Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207108
eISBN:
9780191677496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines contemporary perceptions of the birth of a metropolis in seventeenth-century English history. It analyses overt public ... More


Conclusion

Nathalie Dessens

in Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060200
eISBN:
9780813050614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060200.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The two decades in which Jean Boze wrote to Henri de Ste-Gême were a wonderfully ebullient period in New Orleans's history. Transitioning, in less than three decades, from a very provincial colonial ... More


Violent Sensations: Sex, Crime, and Utopia in Vienna and Berlin, 1860-1914

Scott Spector

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226196640
eISBN:
9780226196817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196817.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The year 1900, fin de siècle, in Europe evokes polar thoughts: on the one hand, sensational slashers and femmes fatales, destitute and dangerous new urban districts, criminal violence and sexual ... More


Encounters in the Sauna: Exploring Gay Identity and Power Structures in Gay Places in Bangkok1

Nikos Dacanay

in Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the relationship between the structures of power inherent in the movements in gay places and spaces in the Bangkok metropolis and the performances of gay identity. It focuses ... More


“What Is a Classic?”: International Literary Criticism and the Classic Question

Ankhi Mukherjee

in What Is a Classic?: Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785211
eISBN:
9780804788380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785211.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

T. S. Eliot’s and J.M. Coetzee’s lectures titled “What is a Classic?” seem to suggest that if the classical criterion is of vital importance to literary criticism, the classic in turn is constituted ... More


Life on the Margins

Kelly E. Hayes

in Holy Harlots: Femininity, Sexuality, and Black Magic in Brazil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262645
eISBN:
9780520949430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262645.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter discusses the historical emergence of the favela and its significance in the public imaginary shared by cariocas, as the inhabitants of Brazil's second largest metropolis are called. As ... More


Historical Illustrations of the Topography of Musr (or Cairo) and its Environs.1

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Little is to be found in the works of European travellers respecting the history and topography of the Egyptian metropolis and its environs; and that little is, in many cases, incorrect. It is hoped, ... More


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