Port-Cities and Their Hinterlands
Migration, Trade and Cultural Exchange from the Early Seventeenth-Century to 1939
|Series title:||Routledge Explorations in Economic History Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Jan 2016|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $160.00|
| Book Description: |
Port cities played a critical role in urban development, whether in Europe, North America, or the developing world. Even in the pre-industrial period, trade was an important factor which affected the pattern of urban expansion and ports, after capital cities, often registered the greatest growth rates. In fact, maritime commerce was a powerful driving force behind urbanization. But despite the rapid growth of port-cities from the early-modern period onwards, comparatively little...