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  • Historic Cities of the Islamic Worldby Clifford Edmund Bosworth

    BRILL 2007; US$ 264.00

    This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centres of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the consolidation of Islam as a faith and as a social and political institution. The articles have been... more...

  • Future Cities: All That Mattersby Camilla Ween

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00

    In Future Cities: All that Matters Camilla Ween will outline the challenges of meeting the anticipated growth of world cities over the next few decades. By 2030 it is predicted that between 80-90 % of the world's population will be living in cities, in several countries this will be 100%; Singapore is already classified as having a 100% urban population.... more...

  • Developing Living Citiesby World Scientific

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 101.00

    With more and more of the world's population projected to live in urban areas, the life and death of cities has become a key factor in urban development considerations. This book attempts to bring an original contribution on the analysis of creating living cities. It advances the concept and framework of a "living city" and also explicates... more...

  • The Ottoman Slave Trade and Its Suppression: 1840-1890by Ehud R. Toledano

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.95

    This book is a historical account of the slave trading system of the Ottoman Empire in the second half of the nineteenth century and of the attempts, which were eventually successful, to suppress it. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...

  • Upscaling Downtownby Richard E. Ocejo

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City?s downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant nightlife culture. While a burgeoning bar scene can be viewed as a positive sign of urban transformation, tensions lurk beneath, reflecting the social conflicts... more...

  • Die erschöpfte Gesellschaftby Stephan Grünewald

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 18.34

    Die Deutschen stehen unter Druck: Ihnen wird immer mehr Leistung, immer höhere Effizienz abverlangt. Im Alltag hetzen sie von einem Termin zum nächsten, ihr Berufs- und Privatleben ist mit ständig neuen Anforderungen überfrachtet. Permanent perfekt zu funktionieren ist das oberste Gebot. Zugleich erscheint vielen Menschen angesichts täglicher Krisen-... more...

  • The Economics of Urban Property Markets: An Institutional Economics Analysisby Paschalis A. Arvanitidis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book examines the relationship between the property market and urban economy. The stimulus for this work was provided by the seemingly ever-accelerating process of urban economic change and the noticeable failure of existing studies to adequately explore the pivotal role that the property market plays in this process. Drawing on institutional... more...

  • The Condition, Improvement and Town Planning of the City of Calcutta and Contiguous Areas: The Richards Reportby E. P. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    By 1900 the British had undertaken various types of urban planning in their colonial territories, but the early twentieth century brought new ideas and the birth of the modern planning movement. In India these new planning ideas inspired several specialized reports after 1900, most of which drew explicitly on British, or occasionally German, ideas.... more...

  • Everything is on the Moveby Stephan Conermann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 43.19

    In this volume, we try to understand the ?Mamluk Empire? not as a confined space but as a region where several nodes of different networks existed side-by-side and at the same time. In our opinion, these networks constitute to a great extent the core of the so-called Mamluk society; they form the basis of the social order. Following, in part, concepts... more...

  • Africa Rising?by Ian Taylor

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    Africa is said to be rising, turning a definitive page in its history, heralding new and exciting possibilities for the continent. The Africa Rising discourse maintains that upsurge in economic growth comes with improved governance and endogenous dynamics; that the emerging economies, and especially the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India China, South Africa],... more...