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.
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Feb 2016|
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- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of History and Welsh History - Emeritus Professor