Reviews

Author: 
Revital Hatuka
Reviewer: 
Noam Leshem

Leshem on Hatuka, 'Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv: Revisioning Moments'

Revital Hatuka. Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv: Revisioning Moments. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010. xvii + 228 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-292-72185-2; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-292-72882-0.

Reviewed by Noam Leshem (UCL Urban Laboratory) Published on H-Urban (July, 2011) Commissioned by Colette Apelian

Bloodstains on the White City: Tel Aviv’s History of Violence

Author: 
Guillermo Algaze
Reviewer: 
Geoff Emberling

Emberling on Algaze, 'Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape'

Guillermo Algaze. Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2008. 246 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-01377-0.

Reviewed by Geoff Emberling (Oriental Institute) Published on H-Urban (June, 2011) Commissioned by Michael E. Smith

On the Early Cities of Mesopotamia

Author: 
John J. Czaplicka, Nida Gelazis, Blair A. Ruble, eds.
Reviewer: 
Maya Nadkarni

Nadkarni on Czaplicka and Gelazis and Ruble, 'Cities after the Fall of Communism: Reshaping Cultural Landscapes and European Identity'

John J. Czaplicka, Nida Gelazis, Blair A. Ruble, eds. Cities after the Fall of Communism: Reshaping Cultural Landscapes and European Identity. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. 384 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-9191-5.

Reviewed by Maya Nadkarni (Department of Anthropology, Swarthmore College) Published on H-Urban (June, 2011) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Author: 
John J. Clune, Margo S. Stringfield
Reviewer: 
Lucy D. Jones

Jones on Clune and Stringfield, 'Historic Pensacola'

John J. Clune, Margo S. Stringfield. Historic Pensacola. Colonial Towns and Cities of the Atlantic World Series. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009. Illustrations. xi + 185 pp. $27.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-3256-6.

Reviewed by Lucy D. Jones (Florida History, LLC) Published on H-Urban (June, 2011) Commissioned by Robert C. Chidester

Author: 
Irving L. Finkel, M. J. Seymour, eds.
Reviewer: 
Gwendolyn Leick

Leick on Finkel and Seymour, 'Babylon'

Irving L. Finkel, M. J. Seymour, eds. Babylon. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 238 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-538540-3.

Reviewed by Gwendolyn Leick (Chelsea College of Art and Design) Published on H-Urban (June, 2011) Commissioned by Michael E. Smith

Review of Babylon

Author: 
Ray Laurence
Reviewer: 
Mike Zajac

Zajac on Laurence, 'Roman Pompeii: Space and Society'

Ray Laurence. Roman Pompeii: Space and Society. London: Routledge, 2007. xvi + 216 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-39126-9; $42.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-39125-2.

Reviewed by Mike Zajac (Arizona State University) Published on H-Urban (June, 2011) Commissioned by Michael E. Smith

Surveying Space

Author: 
Peder Anker
Reviewer: 
Matthew Mindrup

Mindrup on Anker, 'From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A History of Ecological Design'

Peder Anker. From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A History of Ecological Design. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010. 216 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3551-8.

Reviewed by Matthew Mindrup (School of Architecture, Marywood University) Published on H-Urban (June, 2011) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Excavating the Trail of Ecological Design

Author: 
Alexandra Boutros, Will Straw, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert McFarland

McFarland on Boutros and Straw, 'Circulation and the City: Essays on Urban Culture'

Alexandra Boutros, Will Straw, eds. Circulation and the City: Essays on Urban Culture. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010. vi + 306 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-3664-7; $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-3665-4.

Reviewed by Robert McFarland (Brigham Young University) Published on H-Urban (May, 2011) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

The Circulatory Turn?

Author: 
Paul Griffiths
Reviewer: 
Suzanne Balch-Lindsay

Balch-Lindsay on Griffiths, 'Lost Londons: Change, Crime, and Control in the Capital City, 1550-1660'

Paul Griffiths. Lost Londons: Change, Crime, and Control in the Capital City, 1550-1660. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xvii + 544 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88524-9.

Reviewed by Suzanne Balch-Lindsay (Eastern New Mexico University) Published on H-Urban (May, 2011) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Londons Found

Author: 
John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jenifer Parks

Parks on Gold and Gold, 'Olympic Cities: Urban Planning, City Agendas and the World's Games, 1896 to the present'

John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold, eds. Olympic Cities: Urban Planning, City Agendas and the World's Games, 1896 to the present. Planning, History and Environment Series. London: Routledge, 2007. xv + 348 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-37406-4; $45.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-37407-1.

Reviewed by Jenifer Parks (Rocky Mountain College) Published on H-Urban (May, 2011) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Author: 
Andrew J. Diamond
Reviewer: 
Dominic Pacyga

Pacyga on Diamond, 'Mean Streets: Chicago Youths and the Everyday Struggle for Empowerment in the Multiracial City, 1908-1969'

Andrew J. Diamond. Mean Streets: Chicago Youths and the Everyday Struggle for Empowerment in the Multiracial City, 1908-1969. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. xiii + 396 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25723-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-25747-4.

Reviewed by Dominic Pacyga Published on H-Urban (May, 2011) Commissioned by Wendy Plotkin

Author: 
Eric Hazan
Reviewer: 
Aaron Freundschuh

Freundschuh on Hazan, 'The Invention of Paris: A History Told in Footsteps'

Eric Hazan. The Invention of Paris: A History Told in Footsteps. Translated by David Fernbach. New York: Verso, 2010. 400 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84467-411-4.

Reviewed by Aaron Freundschuh (CUNY- Queens College) Published on H-Urban (April, 2011) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

The Anti-Nostalgic Nostalgia for Old Paris

Author: 
Pieter C. van Duin
Reviewer: 
Rebekah Klein-Pejšová

Klein-Pejšová on Duin, 'Central European Crossroads: Social Democracy and National Revolution in Bratislava (Pressburg), 1867-1921'

Pieter C. van Duin. Central European Crossroads: Social Democracy and National Revolution in Bratislava (Pressburg), 1867-1921. International Studies in Social History Series. New York: Berghahn Books, 2009. xii + 466 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-395-4.

Reviewed by Rebekah Klein-Pejšová (Purdue University) Published on H-Urban (April, 2011) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Author: 
Monica Black
Reviewer: 
Annika Frieberg

Frieberg on Black, 'Death in Berlin: From Weimar to Divided Germany'

Monica Black. Death in Berlin: From Weimar to Divided Germany. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 324 S. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-11851-4.

Reviewed by Annika Frieberg (Colorado State University) Published on H-Urban (April, 2011) Commissioned by Alexander Vari

Mourning and Loss in Twentieth-Century Berlin

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