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Urban history and modernity in Central Europe

Klautke, E.F.; (2010) Urban history and modernity in Central Europe. [Review]. Historical Journal , 53 (1) pp. 177-195. 10.1017/S0018246X09990409. Green open access

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Abstract

This historiographical review discusses recent literature on cities in modern Central Europe – mainly on Berlin and Vienna – which reflects the great variety of approaches to urban history and underlines the importance of urban history for the study of modernity. The history of urbanisation was a central event in the history of modernity. Especially in the Central European capitals of Berlin and Vienna, where modernisation and urban growth started later and then advanced quicker than in West European cities, all aspects of social, political, economic, and cultural modernity and its consequences can be observed in detail.

Type:Article
Title:Urban history and modernity in Central Europe
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI:10.1017/S0018246X09990409
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0018246X09990409
Language:English
Additional information:© 2010 Cambridge University Press
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > SSEES

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