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Response to Review no. 906

City and Cosmos was born out of frustration. It seemed to me that for too long historians and archaeologists working on medieval urbanism had sought to view it in their own terms, rather than through the imaginations of those living in the Middle Ages who knew towns and cities first-hand. Like all writing projects, theContinue reading “Response to Review no. 906”

Urban Europe 1100-1700

This is an ambitious book, attempting as it does to span the whole of Europe and cover six hundred years of urbanism. It is also ambitious in trying to bridge the conventional divide drawn between the ‘medieval’ and ‘modern’ ages usually placed by historians and archaeologists somewhere between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries. The questionContinue reading “Urban Europe 1100-1700”