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Title Investing in the early modern built environment : Europeans, Asians, settlers and indigenous societies / edited by Carole Shammas.

Publication Info. Boston : Brill, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series European expansion and indigenous response ; v. 11
European expansion and indigenous response ; v. 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents General Editor's Preface; List of Figures and Tables; List of Contributors; Introduction; Chapter One The Early Modern Built Environment Globally: The State of the Field; Part One Investing in a "Permanent" Built Environment: Japan versus England; Chapter Two Property in Two Fire Regimes: From Edo to Tokyo; Chapter Three The Impact of Fire and Fire Insurance on Eighteenth-Century English Town Buildings and their Populations; Chapter Four Permanence and Impermanence in Housing Provision for the Eighteenth-Century Rural Poor in England.
Part Two Investment Abroad by the Emissaries of European EmpiresChapter Five The Architecture of the Spanish Philippines and the Limits of Empire; Chapter Six A Shaky Welcome: Seismic Risk and Mission Building on the Pacific Coast 1700-1830; Chapter Seven Dwelling Factors: Western Merchants in Canton; Part Three Settler Society Investment; Chapter Eight "that fatall spott": The Rise and Fall -- and Rise and Fall Again -- of Port Royal, Jamaica; Chapter Nine Rebuilding the City of Kings: Architecture and Civility in Late-Colonial Lima.
Chapter Ten The Ambition for an All Brick City: Elites, Builders and the Growth of Eighteenth-Century Charleston, South CarolinaPart Four Settlers, Indigenous Societies and Control of the Built Environment; Chapter Eleven The Built Landscape and the Conquest of Iroquoia, 1750-1820; Chapter Twelve The Built Environment of Polynesian and Micronesian Stratified Societies in the Early Contact Period; Chapter Thirteen Naked Possession: Building and the Politics of Legitimate Occupancy in Early New South Wales, Australia; Concluding Remarks; Select Bibliography; Index.
Summary Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment represents the first attempt to delve into the period's enhanced architectural investment-its successes, its failures, and the conflicts it provoked globally.
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Subject Architecture -- History.
Buildings -- Social aspects -- History.
ARCHITECTURE -- Criticism.
ARCHITECTURE -- History -- General.
Architecture. (OCoLC)fst00813346
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Shammas, Carole.
Other Form: Print version: Investing in the early modern built environment. Boston : Brill, 2012 9789004231160 (DLC) 2012018567 (OCoLC)793726668
ISBN 9789004231191 (electronic book)
9004231196 (electronic book)
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