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The Urban Frontier

John M. Merriman

in The Margins of City Life: Explorations of the French Urban Frontier, 1815–1851

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064384
eISBN:
9780199854424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064384.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins by describing an incident in Verdun, on June 20, 1826, where six prostitutes staged their own version of an ecclesiastical jubilee. Then, it discusses the working class ... More


St. Francis and His Audience

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis was the son of a prominent cloth merchant and as such his early life was spent immersed in burgher culture. When he decided to renounce his place in society and live a life of voluntary ... More


Black Country Élites: The Exercise of Authority in an Industrialized Area, 1830-1900

Richard H. Trainor

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203551
eISBN:
9780191675850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203551.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book is a study of the people who ran Victorian industrial towns. It also examines the institutions, policies, rituals, and networks these urban elites deployed to cope with urban growth, social ... More


Marginal People, Peripheral Spaces, Fearsome Faubourgs

John M. Merriman

in The Margins of City Life: Explorations of the French Urban Frontier, 1815–1851

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064384
eISBN:
9780199854424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064384.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the question of the “fearsome faubourgs,” when and how the physical margins of urban life came to be so suspect. The urban periphery, the leading edge of urbanization and the ... More


The Margins of City Life: Explorations of the French Urban Frontier, 1815–1851

John M. Merriman

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064384
eISBN:
9780199854424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064384.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Unlike most historians of France, who draw a sharp contrast between cities and the countryside, the author of this book focuses on the spatial and social margins of urban life, the faubourgs, or ... More


Rethinking gentrification in India: displacement, dispossession and the spectre of development

Sapana Doshi

in Global gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447313472
eISBN:
9781447313502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter engages with theories of gentrification through the prism of Indian cities and highlights four key factors shaping Indian urban transformation: informal regimes of urban development, ... More


Reconsolidating Political Power in an Age of Popular Politics: Whig Reform and Social Reproduction

Mary E. Vogel

in Coercion to Compromise: Plea Bargaining, the Courts, and the Making of Political Authority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195101751
eISBN:
9780199851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101751.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the influence of the reconsolidation of political power on the origin of plea bargaining in Boston, Massachusetts. It highlights the influence of politics on the creation of the ... More


From Modern Babylon to White City: Science, Technology, and Urban Change in London, 1870–1914

Sophie Forgan

in Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.003.0026
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter is divided into four main sections. The first focuses on identifying and characterizing the relevant urban elites. The second section examines how these elites became embedded in the ... More


Reconciliation and atonement, 1585–1598

Judith Pollmann

in Catholic Identity and the Revolt of the Netherlands, 1520‐1635

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609918
eISBN:
9780191729690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609918.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter points to three factors that helped to win over the Southerners to support a Catholic revival. First, it draws attention to the returning Catholic refugees, who became the new elite in ... More


The Waning of Popular Politics

MICHAEL WHEATLEY

in Nationalism and the Irish Party: Provincial Ireland 1910-1916

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273577
eISBN:
9780191706165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273577.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

A lack of any compelling ‘Cause’ to mobilise popular opinion was regularly commented on by contemporary writers. Their refrain was that the role of farmers in provincial politics had changed ... More


Conclusion

Amina Elbendary

in Crowds and Sultans: Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167171
eISBN:
9781617976773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167171.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book has interpreted the history of late Mamluk Egypt and Syria “from below,” taking into account the historical experiences of the common people, especially the urban non-elites, in elucidating ... More


No Contest: Participatory Technologies and the Transformation of Urban Authority

Michael McQuarrie

in Democratizing Inequalities: Dilemmas of the New Public Participation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479847273
eISBN:
9781479800223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847273.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores how participatory practices have been transformed from tools of democratization into tools of elite authority. Using a case study of the trajectory of participatory practices in ... More


Between Riots and Negotiations: Popular Politics and Protest

Amina Elbendary

in Crowds and Sultans: Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167171
eISBN:
9781617976773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167171.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines various instances and reports of popular protest, often as a form of negotiation, in late medieval Egypt and Syria, and especially during the fifteenth century. It considers the ... More


Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Miriam R. Levin, Sophie Forgan, Martina Hessler, Robert H. Kargon, and Morris Low

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the close of the nineteenth century, industrialization and urbanization marked the end of the traditional understanding of society as rooted in agriculture. This book examines the construction of ... More


Who Should Rule at Home?: Confronting the Elite in British New York City

Joyce D. Goodfriend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801451270
eISBN:
9781501708046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book argues that the high-ranking gentlemen who figure so prominently in most accounts of New York City's evolution from 1664, when the English captured the small Dutch outpost of New Amsterdam, ... More


“Damned Always to Alter, but Never to be”: Berlin’s Culture of Change Around 1900

Martina Hessler

in Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.003.0063
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Scientists, industrialists, and local politicians jointly pursued the project of transforming Berlin into a modern city. This chapter describes this culture of change by focusing on the actors ... More


Introduction: The Long Fifteenth Century

Amina Elbendary

in Crowds and Sultans: Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167171
eISBN:
9781617976773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167171.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book examines the economic, social, and political transformations that confronted the Mamluk sultanate over the fifteenth century, along with their impact on the Egyptian and Syrian societies. ... More


The Counterrevolution of Progress: a Civic Culture of Modernity in Chicago, 1880–1910

Robert H. Kargon

in Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.003.0051
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on three significant examples of the civic ideal made real, showing how powerful urban elites forged consensus regarding scientific and technical change. The first is the higher ... More


Prelude

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explains this book's contribution to the study of the interactions between the national governance practices and musical communities in the Caribbean. Specifically, it examines these ... More


Between the City and the Countryside: The Aristocracy in the March of Tuscia (Late Tenth–Early Twelfth Centuries)

Maria Elena Cortese

in Italy and Early Medieval Europe: Papers for Chris Wickham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198777601
eISBN:
9780191823152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777601.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The subject of this chapter is the relationship between the Tuscan cities and the families belonging to the middle ranks of the lay aristocracy, from the late tenth until the early twelfth century. ... More


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