Urbanism in the Preindustrial World: Cross-Cultural Approaches

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Glenn Storey
University of Alabama Press, Apr 30, 2006 - Social Science - 443 pages
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The growth of Greek cities in the first millennium BC / Ian Morris -- Did the population of imperial Rome reproduce itself? / Elio Lo Cascio -- Epidemics, age at death, and mortality in ancient Rome / Richard R. Paine and Glenn R. Storey -- Seasonal mortality in imperial Rome and the Mediterranean : three problem cases / Brent D. Shaw -- Population relationships in and around medieval Danish towns / Hans Christian Petersen, Jesper L. Boldsen, and Richard R. Paine -- Colonial and postcolonial New York : issues of size, scale, and structure / Nan A. Rothschild -- An urban population from Roman Upper Egypt / Roger S. Bagnall -- Precolonial African cities : size and density / Chapurukha Kusimba, Sibel Barut Kusimba, and Babatunde Agbaje-Williams -- Urbanization in China : Erlitou and its hinterland / Li Liu -- Population growth and change in the ancient city of Kyongju / Sarah M. Nelson -- Population dynamics and urbanism in premodern island Southeast Asia / Laura Lee Junker -- Identifying Tiwanaku urban populations : style, identity, and ceremony in Andean cities / John Wayne Janusek and Deborah E. Blom -- Late classic Maya population : characteristics and implications / Don S. Rice -- Mortality through time in an impoverished residence of the Precolumbian city of Teotihuacan : a paleodemographic view / Rebecca Storey -- The evolution of regional demography and settlement in the prehispanic Basin of Mexico / L.J. Gorenflo -- Factoring the countryside into urban populations / David B. Small -- Shining stars and black holes : population and preindustrial cities / Deborah L. Nichols.
 

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Contents

Urban Demography of the Past
1
THE WESTERN URBAN TRADITION
25
URBAN SOCIETY ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT
137
FAR EASTERN URBANIZATION
159
URBAN CENTERS OF THE NEW WORLD
231
CROSSCULTURAL SYNTHESIS
315
References
341
Contributors
409
Index
415
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Glenn R. Storey, University of Iowa, is a Roman archaeologist jointly appointed in Classics and Anthropology and specializing in Roman demography, economy, and urbanization.

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