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The transformation of Edinburgh: Land Property and Trust in the nineteenth century

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This clear and lucid study, based on a formidable amount of new archival research, explores the physical transformation of Edinburgh in the nineteenth century. Historians - whether political, urban, economic, social or legal - will find challenging new insights here, which have a resonance far beyond the confines of one city. This clear and lucid study explores the physical transformation of Edinburgh in the nineteenth century. It is based on a formidable amount of new archival research and enriched with fascinating illustrative material. In a powerful analysis of how the law adapted under intense pressure from institutions and individuals to new possibilities for profit, Richard Rodger shows how urban expansion was financed. Victorian 'feudalism', he argues, was reasserted. As a consequence, durable housing was created, though at densities and at costs which had adverse consequences for the tenement dwellers within. Trusts, educational endowments and the Church were each instrumental in this process. The urban environmental damage associated with intensive building and overcrowding is also explored, as are the public health and co-operative responses which they prompted. Historians - whether political, urban, economic, social or legal - will find challenging new insights here, which have a resonance far beyond the confines of one city. Winner of the 2003 Frank Watson Prize.

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Author(s):
Rodger, Richard
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521780241
ISBN-13:
9780521780247
Number of pages:
540
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The transformation of Edinburgh: Land Property and Trust in the nineteenth century

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Book is in immaculate condition.
This clear and lucid study, based on a formidable amount of new archival research, explores the physical transformation of Edinburgh in the nineteenth century. Historians - whether political, urban, economic, social or legal - will find challenging new insights here, which have a resonance far beyond the confines of one city. This clear and lucid study explores the physical transformation of Edinburgh in the nineteenth century. It is based on a formidable amount of new archival research and enriched with fascinating illustrative material. In a powerful analysis of how the law adapted under intense pressure from institutions and individuals to new possibilities for profit, Richard Rodger shows how urban expansion was financed. Victorian 'feudalism', he argues, was reasserted. As a consequence, durable housing was created, though at densities and at costs which had adverse consequences for the tenement dwellers within. Trusts, educational endowments and the Church were each instrumental in this process. The urban environmental damage associated with intensive building and overcrowding is also explored, as are the public health and co-operative responses which they prompted. Historians - whether political, urban, economic, social or legal - will find challenging new insights here, which have a resonance far beyond the confines of one city. Winner of the 2003 Frank Watson Prize.

Author(s):
Rodger, Richard
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521780241
ISBN-13:
9780521780247
Number of pages:
540
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The transformation of Edinburgh: Land Property and Trust in the nineteenth century

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