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The Resource On the causes of the greatness and magnificence of cities, 1588, Giovanni Botero ; translation and introduction by Geoffrey Symcox

On the causes of the greatness and magnificence of cities, 1588, Giovanni Botero ; translation and introduction by Geoffrey Symcox

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On the causes of the greatness and magnificence of cities, 1588
Title
On the causes of the greatness and magnificence of cities, 1588
Statement of responsibility
Giovanni Botero ; translation and introduction by Geoffrey Symcox
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
The 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, economic, 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 non-European world, especially in China
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NLC
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1540-1617
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Botero, Giovanni
Dewey number
307.76
Index
index present
LC call number
HT111
LC item number
.B6713 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Symcox, Geoffrey
Series statement
Lorenzo da Ponte Italian library series
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  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Urban economics
  • Sociology, Urban
Label
On the causes of the greatness and magnificence of cities, 1588, Giovanni Botero ; translation and introduction by Geoffrey Symcox
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What is a great city -- On authority -- On force -- On laying waste the lands of neighbours -- On removing peoples from their own countries to our city -- On pleasure -- On utility -- On the convenience of the site -- On the fertility of the land -- On convenience for transport -- On the particular methods employed by the Romans -- On colonies -- On religion -- On universities -- On courts of justice -- On industry -- On fiscal privileges -- On the possession of some valuable commodity -- On political dominion -- On the residence of the nobility -- On the residence of the prince -- Why cities do not grow proportionately -- On the causes that maintain a city's greatness -- How many people Rome might have contained at the height of its greatness
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 95 p.
Isbn
9781442645073
System control number
  • ocn804030366
  • (OCoLC)804030366
Label
On the causes of the greatness and magnificence of cities, 1588, Giovanni Botero ; translation and introduction by Geoffrey Symcox
Publication
Note
Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What is a great city -- On authority -- On force -- On laying waste the lands of neighbours -- On removing peoples from their own countries to our city -- On pleasure -- On utility -- On the convenience of the site -- On the fertility of the land -- On convenience for transport -- On the particular methods employed by the Romans -- On colonies -- On religion -- On universities -- On courts of justice -- On industry -- On fiscal privileges -- On the possession of some valuable commodity -- On political dominion -- On the residence of the nobility -- On the residence of the prince -- Why cities do not grow proportionately -- On the causes that maintain a city's greatness -- How many people Rome might have contained at the height of its greatness
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 95 p.
Isbn
9781442645073
System control number
  • ocn804030366
  • (OCoLC)804030366

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