Flammable Cities: Urban Conflagration and the Making of the Modern World by Greg Bankoff, Uwe Lübken, Jordan Sand
English | January 19th, 2012 | ISBN: 0299283844 | 419 Pages | PDF | 2.87 MB
In most cities today, fire has been reduced to a sporadic and isolated threat. But throughout history the constant risk of fire has left a deep and lasting imprint on almost every dimension of urban society. This volume, the first truly global study of urban conflagration, shows how fire has shaped cities throughout the modern world, from Europe to the imperial colonies, major trade entrepôts, and non-European capitals, right up to such present-day megacities as Lagos and Jakarta.