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Resetting the urban network: 117–2012

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Do fixed geographic features such as coastlines and rivers determine town locations, or can historical events trap towns in unfavourable locations for centuries? We examine the effects on town locations of the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, which temporarily ended urbanisation in Britain, but not in France. As urbanisation recovered, medieval towns were more often found in Roman‐era town locations in France than in Britain. The resetting of Britain’s urban network gave it better access...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/ecoj.12424

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Economics
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Economic Journal Journal website
Volume:
128
Issue:
608
Pages:
378-412
Publication date:
2017-05-24
Acceptance date:
2016-07-28
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EISSN:
1468-0297
ISSN:
0013-0133
URN:
pubs:58702e75-1502-4ada-b507-4f233d7ac7c2
Source identifiers:
584920
Local pid:
info:fedora/pubs:584920

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