New and Noteworthy Works in Global Urban History


The website of the Global Urban History Project (itself worthy of exploration in full) has begun a new series on new and noteworthy works (books and otherwise) written by its members in the field. Among the most interesting of those featured in the inaugural entry: Coll Thrush’s Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire, a five-century history of indigenous peoples of Britain’s imperial territories who passed through and lived in the empire’s principal metropolis, and Joseph Ben Prestel’s Emotional Cities: Debates on Urban Change in Berlin and Cairo, 1860-1910, which transcends the perceived dissimilarity of urban histories in Europe and the Middle East to present a united history of emotional reaction to changes taking place in both the German and Egyptian capitals. Prestel also previewed his work in a blog post for the site last month.

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