Nature, the past and the English town: A counter-cultural history

Peter Borsay

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Abstract

In investigating urban culture, historians have understandably tended to focus on the man-made and the modern, and have paid less attention to the role of nature and the past, which seem the opposite of what the town stands for. This survey, which takes as its case-study England, argues that nature and the past have always been part of urban life, but as urbanization gathered pace, particularly from the eighteenth century, they became if anything an even more important element in city and town culture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-43
Number of pages17
JournalUrban History
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2016

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