The Urban Logistic Network: Cities, Transport And Distribution In Europe From The Middle Ages To Modern Times

The Urban Logistic Network: Cities, Transport And Distribution In Europe From The Middle Ages To Modern Times
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This edited collection examines the formation of urban networks and role of gateways in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern world. In the past, gateway cities were merely perceived as transport points, only relevant to maritime shipping. Today they are seen as the organic entities coordinating the allocation of resources and supporting the growth, efficiency and sustainability of logistics (including both the transport and distribution of goods and services). Using different historical case studies, the authors consider how logistics shaped urban networks and were shaped by them.

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