Urbanisation in Europe and China during the second millennium: a review of urbanism and demography
Version of Record online: 14 MAY 2003
Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Population Geography
Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 215–227, May/June 2003
How to Cite
Woods, R. (2003), Urbanisation in Europe and China during the second millennium: a review of urbanism and demography. Int. J. Popul. Geogr., 9: 215–227. doi: 10.1002/ijpg.279
- Issue online: 14 MAY 2003
- Version of Record online: 14 MAY 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 NOV 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 22 NOV 2002
- Manuscript Received: 5 NOV 2002
- urban growth;
- second millennium
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.