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Urban World History

An Economic and Geographical Perspective

Authors: Tellier, Luc-Normand

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  • Presents a very original vision of urban world history
  • Traces a spatial logic in world history
  • Contributes to the debate about the respective impacts of geography and culture on the world history evolution
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This book seeks to deepen readers’ understanding of world history by investigating urbanization and the evolution of urban systems, as well as the urban world, from the perspective of historical analysis. The theoretical framework of the approach stems directly from space-economy, and, more generally, from location theory and the theory of urban systems.
The author explores a certain logic to be found in world history, and argues that this logic is spatial (in terms of spatial inertia, spatial trends, attractive and repulsive forces, vector fields, etc.) rather than geographical (in terms of climate, precipitation, hydrography). Accordingly, the book puts forward a truly original vision of urban world history, one that will benefit economists, historians, regional scientists, and anyone with a healthy curiosity.

About the authors

Luc-Normand Tellier obtained a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973. He founded the Department of Urban Studies and Tourism of the University of Quebec at Montreal in 1976. He is the author of numerous books in regional science, as well as in French and Canadian history, and he has published in international journals such as the Journal of Regional Science, Regional Science Policy and Practice, Geographical Analysis, and Environment and Planning A. He received the title of Professor Emeritus in 2012.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24842-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24841-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban World History
Book Subtitle
An Economic and Geographical Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24842-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24842-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24841-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 463
Number of Illustrations
53 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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