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Leisure and the Changing City 1870 - 1914 (Routledge Revivals),9780415842136
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Leisure and the Changing City 1870 - 1914 (Routledge Revivals)

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415842136

ISBN10:
0415842131
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/27/2013
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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Summary

By the late nineteenth century, the city had become the dominant social environment of Britain, with the majority of the population living in large cities, often with over 100, 000 inhabitants. The central concern of this book, first published in 1976, is to assess how successful the late Victorians were in creating a stimulating social environment whilst these developing cities were being transformed into modern industrial and commercial centres. Using Bristol as a case study, Helen Meller analyses the new relationships brought about by mass urbanisation, between city and citizen, environment and society. The book considers a variety of important features of the Victorian city, in particular the development of the main cultural institutions, the provision of leisure facilities by voluntary societies and the expansion of activities such as music, sport and commercial entertainment. Comparative examples are drawn from other cities, which illustrate the common social and cultural values of an urbanised nation. This is a very interesting title, of great relevance to students and academics of town planning, Victorian society, and the history and development of the modern city.


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