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The Culture of Cities. LEWIS MUMFORD. A Harvest/HBJ Book . of 'The City in History': a book whose measure has still to be taken. I n conceiving that new. 'OGRAPHERS are familiar with the. G“ works of Lewis Mumford, and it is with keen anticipation that one turns to his latest book, The City in History: Its Origins, Its. The city in history: its origins, its transformations, and its prospects / Lewis Mumford Mumford, Lewis, · View online · Borrow · download.

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Once the city came into existence, with its collective increase in power in every department, this whole situation underwent a change. Instead of raids and sallies for single victims, mass extermination and mass destruction came to prevail. What had once been a magic sacrifice to ensure fertility and abundant crops, an irrational act to promote a rational purpose, was turned into the exhibition of the power of one community, under its wrathful god and priest-king, to control, subdue or totally wipe out another community. Much of this aggression was unprovoked, and morally unjustified by the aggressor; though by the time the historic record becomes clear, some economic color would be given to war by reason of political tensions arising over disputed boundaries or water rights. But the resulting human and economic losses, in earliest times no less than today, were out of all proportion to the tangible stakes for which they were fought.

Philip L. University of North Carolina Press, This is not listed by Mumford, a curious and serious oversight, though Patrick Geddes in India: Lund, , is included. Patrick Geddes, Cities in Evolution: Williams and Norgate, ; new edition, Harcourt, Brace, Robert E.

Dickinson, The West European City: A Geographical Interpretation London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, ; 2d ed. Presses Universitaires de France, Fernand Vercauteren, Etude sur les Civitates de la Belgique seconde: George A.

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If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username. For many, influenced by the concept of megalopolis, there has been a fear that somehow such urban growth had to be detrimental to the human spirit, to society, to communities, to families and to the individual. Twentieth-century ills of alienation, social division and violence were put down to the evil effects of megalopolis. While many have raised their voices to protest at unlimited urbanisation, two propagandists of their view stand out: Patrick Geddes and Lewis Mumford.

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