Palgrave Studies in Economic History

The Urban Logistic Network

Cities, Transport and Distribution in Europe from the Middle Ages to Modern Times

Editors: Favero, Giovanni, Serruys, Michael-W., Sugiura, Miki (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the crucial role of urban networks in understanding the socioeconomic, geopolitical and spatial dynamics of European history from 1500 to 1900
  • Tests theories on the relationship between urban networks and economic activity by comparing historical cases
  • Focuses on the historical development of transport and distribution in connection with the development of urban networks
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This edited collection examines the formation of urban networks and role of gateways in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern world. In the past, gateway cities were merely perceived as transport points, only relevant to maritime shipping. Today they are seen as the organic entities coordinating the allocation of resources and supporting the growth, efficiency and sustainability of logistics (including both the transport and distribution of goods and services). Using different historical case studies, the authors consider how logistics shaped urban networks and were shaped by them.

About the authors

Giovanni Favero is Professor of Economic History at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy, in the Department of Management. In 2018-19 he was the Thomas K. McCraw Visiting Fellow in US Business History at Harvard Business School. He works on organisational history in a long term perspective.

Michael-W. Serruys is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Fellow at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France. In recent years his main focus lay on 18th century Belgian economic, maritime and transport history. As a MSCA Fellow he now researches the societal effects of environmental crisis, like the shipworm epidemic in 18th century Western Europe.

Miki Sugiura is Professor of Global Economic History at the Faculty of Economics of Hosei University, Japan. Currently (2018-2020) she is Visiting Professor of Global History and Culture at the University of Warwick. Her research interests include history of distribution and trade organizations, urban formation and women’s property formation. She also has published recently multiple articles and books on circulations and recycling of textile products.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-20

    Favero, Giovanni (et al.)

  • Gateway of Gothenburg

    Pages 23-49

    Hallén, Per

  • Bordeaux from Its Vineyards to Its Hinterland: A Regional Capital in the Late Middle Ages

    Pages 53-73

    Lavaud, Sandrine

  • Urban Networks on the Move: The Austrian Netherlands’ Transit Policy and the Development of the Belgian Urban Networks in the Eighteenth Century (1704–1793)

    Pages 75-100

    Serruys, Michael-W.

  • Persistence and Evolution in the Eastern Sicilian Coastal Corridor: The Mobility of Goods and People at the Port of Catania (1817–1860)

    Pages 101-121

    Cristina, Giovanni

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Urban Logistic Network
Book Subtitle
Cities, Transport and Distribution in Europe from the Middle Ages to Modern Times
Editors
  • Giovanni Favero
  • Michael-W. Serruys
  • Miki Sugiura
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27599-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27599-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27598-3
Series ISSN
2662-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 253
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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