Cities, imperial

Ginn, Geoffrey and Spearritt, Peter (2016). Cities, imperial. In John M. MacKenzie, Nigel Dalziel, Nicholas Doumanis and Michael W. Charney (Ed.), The encyclopedia of empire (pp. 1-14) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118455074

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Author Ginn, Geoffrey
Spearritt, Peter
Title of chapter Cities, imperial
Title of book The encyclopedia of empire
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1002/9781118455074
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2016
ISBN 9781118455074
Editor John M. MacKenzie
Nigel Dalziel
Nicholas Doumanis
Michael W. Charney
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A major urban center can be considered an imperial city when it embodies the power relationships of empire. The entry discusses a range of historical examples, both modern and premodern, and highlights typical elements and spatial arrangements that relate to key imperial functions of governance and control. The importance of ideology and imperial display to the urban fabric of such cities is emphasized. The urban implications of imperial decline are considered, as are present-day forms of corporate imperialism in the global cities of the 21st century.
Keyword Arts and architecture
Comparative history
Cultural history
Environmental history
Imperial history
Imperial ports
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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