Population and Society in Western European Port-Cities, C. 1650-1939 (Liverpool Studies in European Population #2) (Paperback)

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By Richard Lawton (Editor), Robert Lee (Editor)
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This volume brings together nine original papers on the population dynamics and development of Western European port-cities. In a substantial overview chapter Professors Lawton and Lee examine Port Development and the Demographic Dynamics of European Urbanisation, setting in context the individual case studies which follow. These studies - of Cork, Genoa, Glasgow, Hamburg, Liverpool, Malmo, Nantes, Portsmouth and Trieste - provide an important enhancement of our understanding of the particular socio-economic and demographic characteristics of port-cities, and point to the existence of a particular port demographic regime. They emphasise the central importance of the high proportion of unskilled and casual labour, the susceptibility of cyclical employment, the inflated risk of epidemic infection, and other demographic and economic factors specific to port-cities.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780853239079
ISBN-10: 085323907X
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: January 10th, 2002
Pages: 385
Language: English
Series: Liverpool Studies in European Population