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Urban Achievement in Early Modern Europe
This innovative work in comparative urban history explores why outstanding achievements in material and intellectual culture in early modern Europe tended to cluster in certain maritime cities. Patrick O'Brien, his coeditors and eighteen distinguished historians from Belgium, the Netherlands, Britain, and North America, have collaborated to compare economic, architectural, ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press
(first published April 12th 2001)
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I did not quite like the subject of the book (I had to read it for a course I'm following), but the authors did a good job writing eloquent and understandable introductions into several chapters in the urban achievements in early modern Europe.