Examines and explains the waves of urbanization across Europe from the fall of the Roman empire to the dawn of the 21st century, covering the whole of Europe, north and south, east and west, and looking at urban trends, the urban economy, social developments, cultural life, and governance.
Preface; 1. Introduction; PART I C. 400-C1500; 2. Urban Trends; 3. Economy; 4. Social Life; 5. Culture and Landscape; 6. Governance; PART II C. 1500-1800; 7. Urban Trends; 8. Economy; 9. Social Life; 10. Culture and Landscape; 11. Governance; PART III C. 1800-2000; 12. Urban Trends; 13. Economy; 14. Social Life; 15. Culture and Landscape; 16. Governance; Select Bibliography