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Cairo as Regional/Global Economic Capital?

Leïla Vignal and 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/9789774162893.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the radical transformation of economic and social metropolitan topographies in Cairo that have recently led to the inversion of polarities and values. Most importantly, the ... More


The Disorders of a New Order: The Levant in the Long Eighteenth Century

Dana Sajdi

in The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In searching for the sources of new authority in the eighteenth-century Levant, the chapter outlines the political and socioeconomic changes that became most apparently manifest in the rise of new ... More


Conclusions

Catherine Casson, Mark Casson, John S. Lee, and Katie Phillips

in Compassionate Capitalism: Business and Community in Medieval England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529209259
eISBN:
9781529209280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529209259.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 8 outlines five key findings from the book: the importance of property transactions, the significance of urban topography, the importance of the family, the importance of charitable giving to ... More


Commotion: “And I Wanted to Do Something Nice, Like they have up in Hadar”

Yfaat Weiss

in A Confiscated Memory: Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152266
eISBN:
9780231526265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152266.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter reconsiders the events of the 1959 Wadi Salib riots, examining them through the lens of how the legal system dealt with the leaders of the protest. It also looks into the deliberations ... More


Roman Retail Landscapes: Investment, Profit, and Place

Steven J. R. Ellis

in The Roman Retail Revolution: The Socio-Economic World of the Taberna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198769934
eISBN:
9780191822711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769934.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the socio-economic motivations behind the shaping of retail landscapes in Roman cities. It is about who opened retail outlets, as well as why and where. After critiquing some of ... More


York: The Making of a City 1068-1350

Sarah Rees Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198201946
eISBN:
9780191746338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201946.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

York was one of the most important cities in medieval England. This original study traces the development of the city from the Norman Conquest to the Black Death. The twelfth and thirteenth centuries ... More


“He Lived Wickedly, Yet Made Good Laws”: Institutions and Practices

Philip Schwyzer

in Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676101
eISBN:
9780191762840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676101.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the extent to which the some of the central institutions, customs, and practices of the Tudor era were constructed, paradoxically, on Ricardian foundations. The examples ... More


The image of a well-ordered city: nineteenth-century Manchester theatre architecture and the urban spectator1

Viv Gardner

in Culture in Manchester: Institutions and urban change since 1850

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090387
eISBN:
9781781707128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090387.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Viv Gardner’s essay begins with a discussion of ‘scuttling’ incidents in Manchester in the 1890s, originating in music hall and theatre venues and spilling onto the streets, and the debates in the ... More


A Tree Grows in Bajan Brooklyn: Writing Caribbean New York

Martha Jane Nadell

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

A number of writers originally from the American Tropics have lived and set their stories in Brooklyn neighbourhoods, particularly Bedford-Stuyvesant and East Flatbush. At the centre of Martha Jane ... More


An Urban Semiotics of War: Signs and Sounds in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam

Saskia Coenen Snyder

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the changing urban topography of Amsterdam under Nazi occupation during World War II, focusing on how the Dutch city’s once recognizable sights and sounds, familiar movements, ... More


Measuring the Movement Economy: A Network Analysis of Pompeii

Eric Poehler

in The Economy of Pompeii

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198786573
eISBN:
9780191828898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786573.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A key issue in understanding Pompeii’s economy, and particularly investment, is the city’s urban topography: not all locations in the city were commercially attractive in the same way, or to the same ... More


The Night of Reason: The Esquiline and Witches in Horace

Mario Labate

in Augustan Poetry and the Irrational

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198724728
eISBN:
9780191792250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724728.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The city is the framework of Horace’s moral quest: the satirist depicts Rome as a place where this project can be carried out. This substantially favourable image of the urban environment is also ... More


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