Cities in the World-system
This book constitutes an important addition to the literature on cities. By approaching cities from a large-scale and a long-term perspective, the contributors develop a historical explanation of some of the different patterns of development that affected particular cities in their interaction with the world-economy. This historical and holistic perspective represents an improvement over most of urban sociology, where cities or aspects of cities are studied in isolation from all contingent and contextual factors. This book can be used by scholars, graduate, and upper-division undergraduate students of urban history and sociology.
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a hierarchy of commercial interests , linking London firmly with the hinterland " ( Wolf , 1982 : 268 ) . By Elizabethan times , road , river , and coast trade , as well as ocean - going commerce , were concentrated in London ( Willan ...
Alone , the London exchange was simply a national exchange . Its international stature came from the direct links forged with the Amsterdam stock exchange , housed in the leading financial center of Europe .
Public Record Office , London Foreign Office records , Consulates of Alexandria and Cairo SECONDARY SOURCES 9 Abd al - Hakim , Muhammad Subhi ( 1958 ) . Madinat al - Iskandariyah . Cairo . Abdul Ali , A.F.M. ( 1926 ) .
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