Transformation of Edinburgh by Richard Rodger
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Transformation of Edinburgh
By Richard Rodger

The Transformation of Edinburgh

Land, Property and Trust in the Nineteenth Century

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Transformation of Edinburgh by Richard Rodger

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521602822
ISBN-10: 0521602823
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Pages: 564
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Rodger

Richard Rodger is Professor of Urban History at Leicester University and Director of the Centre for Urban History. He teaches courses in economic and social history and is interested in the application of computing to historical analysis. He has written or edited ten books on the economic, social and business history of cities, including Scottish Housing in the Twentieth Century (1989), European Urban History (1993) and Housing in Urban Britain 1780-1914 (1995). Since 1987 Richard Rodger has been Editor of Urban History (published by Cambridge University Press).

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