Intelligent Town: An Urban History of Swansea, 1780-1855 (Hardback)Louise Miskell (author)
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 01/02/2006
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This is the first full-length study of Swansea's urban development from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century. It tells the little known story of how Swansea gained an unrivalled position of influence as an urban centre, which led it briefly to claim to be the 'metropolis of Wales', and how it then lost this status in the face of rapid urban development elsewhere in Wales. As such it provides an important new perspective on Welsh urban history in which the role of Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and even Bristol are better known as towns of influence in Welsh urban life. It also offers an analysis of how Swansea's experience of urbanisation fits into the wider picture of British urban history.
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
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