New York: Longman, 1995), 381 pp.
This book was published as one volume in a series
entitled 'A History of Urban Society in Europe.' It
provides a general survey of the social history of
European cities from the late Middle Ages to the
Here is the publisher's description of the book:
A pioneering text which covers the urban society of early
modern Europe as a whole. Challenges the usual emphasis
on regional diversity by stressing the extent to which cities
across Europe shared a common urban civilization whose
major features remained remarkably constant throughout
the period. After outlining the physical, political, religious,
economic and demographic parameters of urban life, the
author vividly depicts the everyday routines of city life
and shows how pitifully vulnerable city-dwellers were to
disasters, epidemics, warfare and internal strife.