Rainer Liedtke (ed.), Takahito Mori (ed.), Katja Schmidtpott (ed.):
The Making of the 20th Century City: Towards a Transnational Urban History of Japan and Europe.
Published 2023 - Franz Steiner Verlag
Broadening the global perspective is high on the agenda for the current study of urban history. It is widely accepted in contemporary Japanese urban history that the prototype of the modern city was formed in the decades between the 1900s and the 1930s, when, against the background of accelerating urbanisation, the ideas of modernity in terms of regularity, functionality and rationality contributed to the establishment of mass culture and ultimately to social mobilisation for 'total war'. These views coincide with those of European urban history.
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