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Urban Europe 1500-1700
Examining the nature and diversity of urban life during the 16th and 17th centuries-- a period of considerable economic, political and social change-- this text stresses the extent to which towns remained distinct from their rural hinterlands.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 25th 1998 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Fairly comprehensive in a general way (at least for Western Europe). Most topics can definitely be elaborated on, but that's not necessary for what this book does. It might be hard to write a “better” general history of the subject, even if a comparable one with slightly different focuses is possible.