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  • Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City
  • Tristram Hunt
  • English
  • 06 October 2020
  • 9780805080261

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Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City review Ö 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 Scarred Experiments with Violence in Gujarat 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 Confessions of a Listmaniac The Life and Times of Layla the Ordinary 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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Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City review Ö 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. Stimulating and enjoyable a great help in understanding the development of our major cities Issues concentrates too much on a few cities Manchester Birmingham to the exclusion of other provincial towns and cities and does not spend enough time on London far too hard on suburbs and new towns which is where most people live and significantly where they want to live

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Building Jerusalem The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City review Ö 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. Considering its rave reviews I found this book rather disappointing Only those who enjoy reading history as a list of white businessmen politicians and the buildings they erected will find something for them in Building Jerusalem The tidbits of biography and historical detail nipped from primary sources are unfortunately too far between and the meandering structure demands much of the reader to get from oasis to oasis For the casual reader it s a bit lengthy and its message of the necessity of civic spirit for modern progress while optimistically driven is frought with difficulties considering the very limited historical view Hunt has here not to mention saturated in Hunt s own politics And historians can look elsewhere for eually comprehensive and critically presented histories of the Victorian city in Hunt s Whiggish style or on another shelf for a well rounded presentation of the Victorian city in all its facets rather than merely its politics and the top two per cent of its populace