Cultural History of Early Modern European Streets
Cultural History of Early Modern European Streets
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Title: Cultural History of Early Modern European Streets
ISBN10: 9004172513
ISBN13: 978-9004172517
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 176 pages
Publisher: Brill (February 28, 2009)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1336 kb
Size epub: 1506 kb
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Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
In urban life streets are elemental, but urban history seldom places them at centre stage. It tends to view them as mere backdrops for events or social relations, or to study them as material constructions, the fruit of urban planning, but largely vacant of inhabitants. Examining people and streets in tandem, the writers here strive towards more integrated urban history. They discuss the social and political processes of early modern street life, and the discursive play in which streets figured. Six chapters, based in Sweden-Finland, England, Portugal, Italy, and Transylvania, discuss the subtle interplay of material and immaterial, of public and private, of planned order and versatile, spontaneous invention, of control and resistance, all matters central to how streets worked. Contributors of this title include: Emese Balint, Maria Helena Barreiros, Elizabeth S. Cohen, Thomas Cohen, Alexander Cowan, Anu Korhonen, Riitta Laitinen, and Dag Lindstrom.