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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


The Culture of Urbanization in the Mediterranean c.800–600 BC

Corinna Riva

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263259
eISBN:
9780191734618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the cultural aspects of the urbanization process in the Mediterranean from 800 to 600 BC. The findings reveal that links between the Orientalizing movement and processes that ... More


The Fortresses of Thrace and Dacia in the Early Byzantine Period

V. DINCHEV

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

During the early Byzantine period (395–610), a large number of non-urban sites, recorded in ancient sources, are known to have existed in the dioceses of Thrace and Dacia. Contemporary sources ... More


Relating History to the Land: Urban Centers, Geographical Units, and Trade Routes in the Gangetic and Central India of circa 200 BCE

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In the Gangetic plain, the area of this chapter's discussion, land extends from the Chattagram or Chittagong coast in the east to the Agra-Mathura region in the west, including a slice of the ... More


Village to City: Staples and Luxuries? Exchange Networks and Urbanization

Lin Foxhall

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263259
eISBN:
9780191734618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the role of commodities and their movements to the complex processes of change and urbanization in the Greek world. It suggests that economies of urban centers emerged out of, ... More


The north Italian human environment

Mark Humphries

in Communities of the Blessed: Social Environment and Religious Change in Northern Italy, AD 200-400

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269830
eISBN:
9780191683824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269830.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the role of environmental factors in the arrival and development of Christianity in northern Italy. It explains the role of the topographical environment and considers the ... More


Cairo as Neoliberal Capital? From Walled City to Gated Communities

Eric Denis

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The new dimension of Cairo is marked by a flight of the urban elites made more visible by the de-densification of the urban center. Within this optic, the gated communities must appear as a ... More


Nigeria: After a Century of Telecommunications Development, what Next?

G. O. Ajayi, R. I. Salawu, and T. I. Raji

in Telecommunications in Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102017
eISBN:
9780199854936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102017.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter describes the various stages of development in the telecommunications industry of Nigeria. The discussion revolves around the goals, accomplishments, and shortcomings of the development ... More


The Holistic Church

Mark Wild

in Renewal: Liberal Protestants and the American City after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226605234
eISBN:
9780226605371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226605371.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The renewal movement wanted to create holistic ministries adapted to urban environments, but struggled to find models that unified communities without marginalizing or restricting the identities of ... More


Introduction

Tom Scott

in Regional Identity and Economic Change: The Upper Rhine 1450-1600

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206446
eISBN:
9780191677120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206446.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

Much of the force of contemporary regionalism in Europe derives from its critique of a hegemonic political culture which characterizes states without a devolved structure of power. There is now a ... More


Conclusion

Eduardo Posada-Carbó

in The Colombian Caribbean: A Regional History 1870-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206286
eISBN:
9780191677069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206286.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Colombian Caribbean experienced significant changes between 1870 and 1950, while it was a major contributor to the national economy. The region supplied the Andean interior with food and raw ... More


Black Freedom Struggles and Ecumenical Activism in 1960s Chicago

Erik S. Gellman

in The Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039997
eISBN:
9780252098178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039997.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how the Urban Training Center for Christian Mission's (UTC) innovative forms of urban mission speak to interrelated but distinct threads of historical scholarship that have ... More


Size and Location

Mario Polèse

in The Wealth and Poverty of Regions: Why Cities Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226673158
eISBN:
9780226673172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673172.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Within nations, where wealth-generation potential and job creation depend on four factors: size, location, cost, and unique events. The purpose of this chapter is to explain the economic foundations ... More


Hong Kong Mobile: Making a Global Population

Helen F. Siu and Agnes S. Ku (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099180
eISBN:
9789882206984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This interdisciplinary argues that Hong Kong should strengthen the mobility of its population. “One country, two systems” is a concept not uniquely reserved for post-1997 Hong Kong. Historically, the ... More


Environmental Arts

Hilary Inwood, Joe E. Heimlich, Kumara S. Ward, and Jennifer D. Adams

Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny (eds)

in Urban Environmental Education Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0024
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the ways that the arts are transforming environmental education in urban centers and helping bring about cultural shifts toward sustainability. Around the world, cities are ... More


The Lavish Wedding Goes Global

Cele C. Otnes

in Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the globalization of the lavish wedding, looking at lavish weddings in Asia and Europe. It reveals that there are some countries, especially those in South Asia, which reject ... More


On the Brink of War

THOMAS KIFFMEYER

in Reformers to Radicals: The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125091
eISBN:
9780813135175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125091.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After George Brosi—a native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee—was enlightened after many “guilt-tripped” him about being raised in the “wrong part of the country” in which segregation proliferated, he ... More


Archaeology and the Study of the Greek City

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

For more than a hundred years, people studied the Greek city as an entity without making more than negligible use of archaeological evidence. As late as 1969, in the translated second edition of ... More


Four Asian Tigers

Geok Chin Ivy Tan, John Chi-Kin Lee, Tzuchau Chang, and Chankook Kim

Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny (eds)

in Urban Environmental Education Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes innovative approaches, both within schools and across multiple sectors, to urban environmental education in the highly urbanized environments of Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, ... More


Schistosomiasis in the Village Setting

Samiha El Katsha

in Gender, Behavior, and Health: Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774247286
eISBN:
9781617970245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247286.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Nile Delta village communities are differentiated from the urban center which is the headquarters of the district (markas), as well as from small hamlets ('izab, sing, 'izba). The narrow alleys that ... More


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