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Urbanisme et société : l'exemple de Nîmes aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles

Authors
Journal
Annales Histoire Sciences Sociales
0395-2649
Publisher
PERSEE Program
Publication Date
Volume
35
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3406/ahess.1980.282681
Disciplines
  • Economics

Abstract

Sustained growth founded on its successful silk industry totally modified the bases of urban spatial representation in 17th and 18th century Nimes The old medieval core suffered no important alteration but the outskirts which took in the influx of immigrants attracted by the development of manufacturing began to swell Breaking with the traditional policy of leading citizens under the Ancien Régime the new bourgeoisie did not invest in property but rather imposed new form of town planning tailored to its own economic interest This involved the gradual absorption of the outskirts by the town which led to the recognition of new urban unit based on two main forces directing centre and the outlying industrial zones The ideological justification for the development of Nimes in the 18th century lays in the rediscovery of the Roman city with which the modern town identified itself

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