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Tristram Hunt Ó 3 free read Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City review » eBook or Kindle ePUB Ived in cities and even as these pioneers confronted a frightening new way of life they produced an urban flowering that would influence the shape of cities for generations to come Drawing on diaries newspapers and classic works of fiction Hunt shows how the Victorians translated their energy and ambition into realizing an astonishingly grand vision of the utopian city on a hill the new Jerusalem He surveys the great civic creations from town halls to city suares sidewalks and even sewers to reveal a story of midd. Tristram Hunt better known as Labour MP and sometimes Guardian columnist offers a survey of conceptions of the city as it underwent rapid and seismic change in the Victorian era This isn t a timeline history of industrialisation and urbanisation but an exploration of how both the elite and popular society understood the new urban bohemoths springing up across BritainThe space of a generation saw the greatest shift ever in the way the British lived The new cities and their industries revolutionised how people worked and who they worked for where and how they lived and who they lived with how they got around how and what they ate what ideas they were exposed to what opportunities they had for cultural enrichment and hedonistic pleasures and changes in nearly every other facet of lifeThese were massive disruptions to traditional notions of the family the workplace and the community and they raised very serious introspection about just what the changes meant for Britain Hunt takes us through what in very simplistic terms can be considered the nation s intellectual journey in its understanding of the new industrial cities the deep scepticism of anything urban and in particular the reactionary Young England movement which idealised rural Mideval England the modern scepticism of the slum journalists and fiction writers who euated density and industry with disease and sin the doctors do gooders and campaigners informed by either Christian beliefs or a utilitarian commitment to alleviate suffering who tackled those problems the civic fathers who fought the sceptics by turning the city into an attractive and fulfilling place with community groups and intellectual societies as well as public monuments and grand buildings and finally the institutionalisation of this civic pride with the emergence of genuinely local government which embraced an activism that improved housing built transport and waste infrastructure and most importantly laid down the foundations for councils which were a force for good in peoples livesIt is through this intellectual journey that the British revamped their cities from the dirty unhealthy and over crowded anarchy of the early Victorian era into the clean rational and beautiful cities which beueathed the built environment still enjoy todayThe chapter cataloguing Joseph Chamberlain s transformation of Birmingham through his leadership on the council is especially inspiring This is not only a high point in the history but a high point in the book itself Hunt s discussion of Chamberlain is a well focused narrative which uses one man s story to illustrate a larger trend This engaging style is used throughout though not always to as clear an effectEven at their greatest Victorian cities were still dangerous and uneual places and the short sighted adoration of anything rural continues to infest British ideas about the right way to live But those of us dedicated to urbanism can t help but feel a pang of envy at the Victorian social ethic We only need compare the cheaply constructed shoeboxes we call public buildings with the sturdy grand buildings the Victorians erected for their town halls and libraries For all their faults most Victorians loved their cities and were committed to making them better places We could use a dose of that civic pride today The Painter realizing an astonishingly grand vision of the utopian city on a hill the new Jerusalem He surveys the great civic creations from town halls to city suares sidewalks and even sewers to یزید reveal a story of midd. 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Tristram Hunt Ó 3 free read Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City review » eBook or Kindle ePUB Le class power and prosperity and the liberating mission of city life Vowing to emulate the city states of Renaissance Italy the Victorians worked to turn even the smokestacks of Manchester and Birmingham into sites of freedom and art And they succeeded until twentieth century decline transformed wealthy metropolises into dangerous inner cities An original history of proud cities and confident citizens Building Jerusalem depicts an unrivaled era that produced one of the great urban civilizations of Western history. This isn t about the lived reality of Victorian cities but about the ideas informing the shape of the city and how people especially people of influence envisioned the city and what it meant to live in one Victorians really believed in the possibilities of urban life and the importance of maintaining or creating vibrant city spaces They didn t always succeed to put it mildly but they thought of cities as exciting places where great things could happen places that fostered civic involvement and the healthy interchange of ideas That s a vision of the city we would do well to restore The Legend of Parshu Raam reality of Victorian cities but about the ideas informing the shape of the city and how people especially people of influence envisioned the city and what it meant to live in one Victorians A Place In The Shade really believed in the possibilities of urban life and the importance of maintaining or creating vibrant city spaces They didn t always succeed to put it mildly but they thought of cities as exciting places where great things could happen places that fostered civic involvement and the healthy interchange of ideas That s a vision of the city we would do well to

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Tristram Hunt Ó 3 free read Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City review » eBook or Kindle ePUB From Manchester's deadly cotton works to London's literary salons a brilliant exploration of how the Victorians created the modern city Since Charles Dickens first described Coketown in Hard Times the nineteenth century city born of the industrial revolution has been a byword for deprivation pollution and criminality Yet as historian Tristram Hunt argues in this powerful new history the Coketowns of the 1800s were far than a monstrous landscape of factories and tenements By 1851 than half of Britain's population l. Pulling together an extensive array of primary sources Building Jerusalem charts how the idea of the city developed throughout the Victorian era a truly fascinating and pertinent topic One of the very few criticisms is that when discussing the opposition to Joseph Chamberlain Hunt uite suddenly begins using the term conservative to describe Joseph Allday and his Economists who opposed municipal intervention Considering Hunt had defined conservatism and Toryism as essentially anti capitalist represented by Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin for the first two thirds of the book it is frustrating that he fails to explore this specific shift Nonetheless the eruditeness inherent in Hunt s writing enables him to move with fluidity from the past to contemporary issues thereby further impressing the ongoing importance of Victorian discourses concerning the city


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    [Download] Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City AUTHOR Tristram Hunt Reading this book I wonder why Labour have Tristram Hunt as Shadow education and not fronting down Pickles and his crew so intent on destroying local governmentA readable walk through of the ideas and people who shaped ideas of municipal gov

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    [Download] Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City AUTHOR Tristram Hunt This is less a history of Victorian cities than an intellectual history of Victorians' relationship to modernity and industrialization of which of course cities were one important part It's rambling but rarely boringHunt be

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    [Download] Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City AUTHOR Tristram Hunt review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Tristram Hunt read Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City Pulling together an extensive array of primary sources Building Jerusalem charts how the idea of the city developed throughout the Victorian era—a truly fascinating and pertinent topic One of the very few criticisms is that when discussing the opposition to Joseph Chamberlain Hunt uite suddenly begins using t

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    Tristram Hunt Ó 3 free read [Download] Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City AUTHOR Tristram Hunt This marvelous history takes us through the low and high points of the development of the British cities of the 19th century The Industrial Revolution greatly expanded the urban population but also brought with it poverty and disma

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  • Hardcover
  • 592
  • Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City
  • Tristram Hunt
  • English
  • 05 July 2018
  • 9780805080261