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- DescriptionThe first treatise ever written on the sociology of cities, On the Causes of the Greatness and Magnificence of Cities (1588) marked a radical departure from previous literature on urban centres. It provided a revolutionary analysis of how cities function, and of the political, ecomic, demographic and geographic factors that cause their growth and decline. Noteworthy too is Botero's strikingly original use of sources in his analysis: moving beyond familiar classical and biblical references, he drew groundbreaking insights from reports by travelers and missionaries about cities in the n-European world, especially in China. Though seminally important to the history of urban studies, On the Causes of the Greatness and Magnificence of Cities has t been available in a modern translation until w. This edition of the treatise - which includes an introduction by Geoffrey W. Symcox on the intellectual context within which it was conceived - is a must-read for anyone interested in the life of cities both historical and contemporary.
- Author BiographyGeoffrey Symcox is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
- Author(s)Geoffrey Symcox
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication26/10/2012
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleLorenzo da Ponte Italian Library
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Weight360 g
- Width161 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
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