The Growth of Non-Western Cities Primary and Secondary Urban Networking, c. 900–1900

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  • Copyright: 2011-08-08
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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These interdisciplinary studies address pre-1900 non-Western urban growth in the African Sudan, Mexico, the Ottoman Middle East, and South, Southeast, and East Asia. Therein, primary and secondary cities served as functional societal agents that were viable and potentially powerful alternatives to the diversity of kinship-based local or regional networks, the societal delegated spaces in which local and external agencies met and interacted in a wide variety of political, economic, spiritual, and military forms.

Author Biography

Kenneth R. Hall is professor of history at Ball Stats University. His most recent books are A History of Early Southeast Asia: Maritime Trade and Societal Development; New Perspectives in the History and Historiography of Southeast Asia (coeditor with Michael Aung-Thwin); and Secondary Cities and Urban Networking in the Indian Ocean Realm, c. 1400-1800 (editor).

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Cities, Networks, and Cultures of Knowledge: A Global Overviewp. 1
Urban Networking in the Early Indian Ocean Realm
Port-City Networking in the Indian Ocean Commercial System as Represented in Geographic and Cartographic Works in China and the Islamic West, c. 750-1500p. 21
Secondary Ports and Their Cults: Religious Innovation in the Port System of Greater Quanzhou (Southern China) in the Tenth-Twelfth Centuriesp. 55
Buddhist Conversions and the Creation of Urban Hierarchies in Cambodia and Vietnam, c. 1000-1200p. 79
Why Did Le Van Thinh Revolt? Buddhism and Political Integration in Early Twelfth-Century Dai Vietp. 107
Khuba and Muslim Networks in the Indian Ocean (Part II)-Timurid and Ottoman Engagementsp. 127
Urbanization and Ironworking in the Nubian State Traditionp. 155
Secondary Cities and Urban Networking in the Non-Western World, c. 1500-1900
Dengzhou and the Bohai Gulf in Seventeenth-Century Northeast Asiap. 171
The Origins of the Post Designation System in the Qing Field Administration Networkp. 195
The Collapse of the English Trade Entrepôts at Pulo Condore and Banjarmasin and the Legacy of Early British East India Company Urban Network-Building in Southeast Asiap. 205
Taverns and Their Influence on the Suburban Culture of Late Nineteenth-Century Mexico Cityp. 241
Networks, Railroads, and Small Cities in the Ottoman Balkansp. 271
Indexp. 289
Contributorsp. 305
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