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Races to Modernity free pdf The comparative presentation of the birth of metropolises like St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Kiev, Belgrade, or Athens confirms the importance of the Western model as well as the influence of international experts on city planning at the periphery of Europe. In addition, this volume presents an alternative perspective that aims to understand the genesis of Eastern European cities with a metropolitan character or metropolitan aspirations as a process sui generis. The rapid expansion of metropolitan cities such as London and Paris began in the 17th and 18th centuries. Large parts of Central and Eastern Europe underwent urbanization and industrialization with considerable delay. Nevertheless beginning in the second half of the 19th century, the towns in the Romanov and Habsburg empires, as well as in the Balkans grew into cities and metropolitan areas. They changed at an astonishing pace. This transformation has long been interpreted as an attempt to overcome the economic and cultural backwardness of the region and to catch up to Western Europe.

About Jan C. Behrends

Jan C. Behrends, Zentrum fur Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam, and East European History, Humboldt University in Berlin Martin Kohlrausch, Associate Professor of European History, KU Leuven, Belgium

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Author : Jan C. Behrends
Publisher : Central European University Press
Data Published : 31 October 2014
ISBN : 9633860350
EAN : 9789633860359
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 380 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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