- ISBN 9780521291101 / 0521291100
- Title Urbanisation Middle East
- Author V.F. Costello
- Category General & World History
- Format Paperback
- Year 1977
- Pages 132
- Publisher Cambridge University Press
- Imprint Cambridge University Press
- Language English
- Dimensions 152mm x 229mm x 8mm
This book studies the social, demographic, political and economic processes involved in the growth of cities in the Middle East.
Originally published in 1977 as part of the Urbanization in Developing Countries series, this book studies the social, demographic, political and economic processes involved in the growth of cities in the Middle East. It was the first study of urbanization in this region from a single viewpoint and it draws on the findings of numerous scholars. The main emphasis is on the insights provided by urban geography, sociology and social anthropology, but the work of demographers, economists and historians is also taken into account. Its main purpose is to examine the causes and consequences of the change in the character of the Middle Eastern city from a traditional to a twentieth-century pattern. The book describes the social and environmental background to urban development and the nature of the pre-industrial urban society in the region. The differences between planned urban development in various countries are also studied.