Written in the mid 1960s this is a classic text while titled the preindustrial city it is really about the feudal city a comparative study in both geographical location and time it discusses the rise of the earliest cities in mesopotamia the nile valley the indus valley the valley of the huang ho and meso america and the growth and spread of cities. Gideon sjoberg the preindustrial city past and present 1960 in the next step toward a cross culturally valid understanding of cities challenged this conception of urban culture as ethnocentric and historically narrow he divided the worlds urban centres into two types the preindustrial city and the industrial city read more. The preindustrial city past and present item preview remove circle the patterning of preindustrial urban proliferation demography and ecology social class marriage and the family economic structure political structure religious structure communication education and the nature of knowledge a backward glance a . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for the preindustrial city past and present at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Start your review of the preindustrial city past and present write a review jan 31 2015 rossdavidh rated it liked it shelves green there are basically two competing forces in any attempt to understand different cultures and times one is that everything is different unique the other is that there are certain common themes and patterns
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