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Keywords:

  • urbanisation;
  • urban growth;
  • urbanism;
  • Europe;
  • China;
  • Japan;
  • second millennium

Abstract

Three issues are considered in this paper: the estimation of rates of urbanisation for Europe and China between AD 1000 and 2000; the demographic consequences of urbanisation; and especially the culture of urbanism and the way it can distort the general association between urbanisation and the level of economic development. Europe and East Asia are the principal areas of interest, and the perspective adopted is distinctly long-term. A multidisciplinary approach is also employed, with evidence and arguments drawn from demographic, economic and cultural sources. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.