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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
4,820 words

By the end of the eighteenth century, the rapid growth of cities, begun in the seventeenth, had resulted in London ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Current Version:
2005

The emergence of cities in ancient Egypt was linked to the development of agriculture and the emergence of the state ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
5,527 words

The association of the Reformation with cities reflects both the historical conditions of sixteenth-century Europe and the interests of modern ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
19,325 words
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5

[To survey the city as a form of human settlement in the ancient Near East, this entry comprises five ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,025 words

A city, as distinguished from a large village, reflects a more complex social organization. It typically exhibits improved technology, manufacture ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,501 words

(πόλεις), the cornerstone of classical civilization, were centers of population, culture, trade, manufacture, and administration. By the 6th C., the ...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
435 words

A dense zone of human habitation where economic activity is highly differentiated and primarily nonagricultural in character. The earliest cities ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
9,033 words
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2

[This entry includes two subentries, a historical overview and a discussion of Roman urbanism.] ...

African City: An Interpretation

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010

In Africa, as elsewhere, urbanization was above all a spatial process, bringing, as geographer Akin Mabogunje has put it, relatively ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
304 words

It was not necessarily the size of its population or its area that made the distinction in Palestine between a ...

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Current Version:
2004

As the indigenous populations of Celtic nations were country people, there were no metropolises founded by Celtic peoples. Most cities ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Cities of the Plain Sodom and Gomorrah; the original reference is to Genesis 13:12. ... City of God Paradise, perceived as an ideal community in Heaven; the Christian Church. The ... More

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