CHAPTER 8 MEGALOPOLIS INTO
P ART 1 : R OME S F OR EI GN I NHERITANCE
In this section, Mumford marvels at the many features of Roman civilization, but
not without acknowledging the other cultures that inspired them. Below is a list:
S TUDY G UI DE Q UESTI ONS C HAPTER 2 T HE C RYSTALLI ZATI ON
T HE C I TY
1. MUMFORD STATES THAT, NO MERE INCREASE IN NUMBERS WOULD, IN ALL
PROBABILITY , SUFFICE TO T URN A VILLAGE I NTO A CITY . (29) W HAT DOES HE M EAN
THIS STATEMENT ?
How did Front Street & The Esplanade get their names?
- Front street ran along the waterfront in Toronto
- Small collection of residence along the waterfront
- Waterfront was important to Toronto (transportation wise)
- The Esplanade:
Chapter Six- Citizen Versus Ideal City
Part 1: City and Citizen
- By the end of the sixth century the Hellenic city had begun to take form; but the form achieved was still
rustic, often crude and the life it contained was more significant than the contain
With the home stretch of the course approaching just around the corner, Lewis
Mumfords The City in History has reached a pinnacle point in the timeline of selected
civilizations the modern civilization. Why do I believe that the modern civilization is the
Culture of Cities Notes
1. Did the basic physical form of the early city predate the institution of kingship? Did the ideal
form of the early city change significantly after the institutions of king and priest were
Lecture 1- June 24th
Oliver Rendace (TA)
-The further back we go in time, the fewer reliable resources we have to determine what's
-Dont rely too much on 1 source of information
-All cities are unique, have important elements t
CHAPTER 3 NOTES: ANCESTRAL FORMS AND PATTERNS
1: CITIES OF THE PLAIN
by the time the city comes plainly into view it is already old
no ancient city has been completely excavated, most haven't been found
'gaps in evidence' 5000 years of urban history an
Chapter 14 Commercial Expansion and Urban Dissolution
1 From Marketplace to Market Economy
Trade becomes the primary driver of urban expansion: the marketplace moves from being an institution
of the city to a pervasive concept. (Think about how religion
CHAPTER 10 NOTES: MEDIEVAL URBAN HOUSEKEEPING
1: THE DOMESTIC SCENE
the medieval urban family was a very open unit
included as a part of the household not only relatives but a group of industrial workers as
well as domestics
secondary members of the fa
A Moment of Excellence Video
-1687, Athens under siege
-parthenon used to store gun powder
-parthenon completely destroyed
-over 2000 years the parthenon was overlooking Athens
-City states of ancient greece was highly competitive, mostly the city of Athe
Part 01 - The Heavenly City
- "By renouncing all that the pagan world had coveted and striven for, the Christian took the first
steps toward building up a new fabric out of the wreckage" (243). New religious visions gave life
to an empire that w
CHAPTER 7 NOTES: HELLENISTIC ABSOLUTISM AND URBANITY
1: THE ARISTOTELIAN TRANSITION
transition form hellenic Polis to Hellenistic metropolis and then to the Alexandrian Megalopolis
was marked by no sudden changes
both aspects of Hellenistic life become
CHAPTER 5 EMERGENCE OF THE
1) W HAT A RE T HE D IFFERENCES I N T HE P HYSI CAL S ETTI NG B ETW EEN
M ESOPOTAMIA A ND G REECE ? D O T HE D IFFERENCES E XTEND T O T HE T YPE
O F A GRICULTURAL C R OPS T YPICAL O F T HE T W O R EGI ONS ?
The Renaissance & Baroque Urbanization II
Why focus on Florence? Other cities were achieving great things, urbanization, and growth
- Florence best exemplifies what was going on in the Italian renaissance, the pinnacle of
achievements a flowering
CHAPTER ELEVEN NOTES: MEDIEVAL DISRUPTIONS, MODERN ANTICIPATIONS
1: CHRISTIANOPOLIS- SHADOW AND SUBSTANCE
the monastery, the guild, the church served as formative elements of the medieval town
they shaped every quarter of the city and molded a common life
Chapter 1 Notes: Sanctuary, Village, and Stronghold
Part 1: The City in History
- Some questions to think about What is the city? How did it come to existence?
- What processes does it further, what functions does it perform?
- What purposes does it fulfi
According to Andrew Chater in the video, Urban Slums, workers who came to early industrialized
Manchester found a glimpse of _?
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Chapter 11: Medieval Disruptions, Modern Anticipations
Part One: Christianopolis Shadow and Substance
- The monastery, the guild, the church, served as formative elements of the medieval town.
- Voluntary cooperation and contractual obligations and recipr
CHAPTER 18- RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT
In taking form, the ancient city brought together many scattered organs of the common life
and within its walls promoted their interaction and fusion
Positive forces that have been a part of the history of the
Lewis Mumfords The City in History, really does capture the essence of the archaic
history coupled with symbolic individuals of ancient Greece, the focus of the second weeks
readings. Now with seven chapters into the novel, one can further explore ties an
A short quote on the front cover of The City in History by Lewis Mumford states, A
powerfully incisive and influential look at the development of the urban form through the ages
already gives an understanding basis of the wild ride we are all going to be
What was significant about the Hellentistic period?
a. all of these things
b. artists of different ethnic backgrounds drew inspiration from both the Greek and Persian cultures and reinvented a new
way of conceiving art
c. Greek culture was ado
Chapter 17: The Myth of Megalopolis
Part One: Accretions of Power.
Consistent positive correlation with the increase in the area of arable land (suitable for
growing crops), improvement of agriculture, the spread of population, and the
What did the English colonists to North America bring with them?
a. disease and pestilence to an untouched world
b. the customs, laws, language and religions of England
c. an entrepreneurial spirit to build factories and new businesses of comm
1. What is the famous quote attributed to Augustus?
a. "I found Rome a city of bricks and I left it a city of marble."
2. Nero was accused of deliberately starting the fire in Rome in 64 AD himself in order to
build a new dream city. Looking at the eviden
Why did King Louis XIV pick the site that he did for his Palace of Versailles?
a. for ease of access being a short boat ride from Paris up the Seine River
b. for sentimental reasons because his fathers hunting lodge was located there
c. for th
In the video, The Ancient Library of Alexandria, Carl Sagan describes the library at Alexandria as what?
a. the perfect refuge for the intellectual discontents of the day
b. a monument to the monumental ego of Alexander the Great
c. the first
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Aristotles personal library was willed to the Alexandria Library.
c. true except that this did not include any other writings but for Aristotles alone