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The Great Cities in History By Edited by John Julius Norwich

The Great Cities in History
by Edited by John Julius Norwich

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From the origins of urbanization in Mesopotamia to the global metropolises of today, great cities have marked the development of human civilization. This book tells their stories, from Uruk and Memphis to Tokyo and Sao Paulo.
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The Great Cities in History by Edited by John Julius Norwich

From the origins of urbanization in Mesopotamia to the global metropolises of today, great cities have marked the development of human civilization. The Great Cities in History tells their stories, from Uruk and Memphis to Tokyo and Sao Paulo. A galaxy of distinguished contributors evoke the character of each place - its people, its art and architecture, its government - and explain the reasons for its success. Richly illustrated with photographs, paintings, maps and plans, this volume is nothing less that a portrait of world civilization.

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The Great Cities in History Reviews


'One couldn't really ask for better people to open windows of insight on this fascinating and urgent topic' - Conde Nast Traveller
'The history of cities is a history of civilization and such histories do not usually come so clear, so concise, so accessible and so entertaining as this' - The Art Book
'An extravaganza ... a terrific line-up of writers, and some superb illustrations' - Times Literary Supplement

About Edited by John Julius Norwich


John Julius Norwich is the author of magisterial histories of Norman Sicily, the republic of Venice and the Byzantine empire. He has also written widely on architecture and music, and has presented some 30 BBC television historical documentaries. He is Chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund and of the World Monuments Fund in Britain.

Table of Contents


URUK Margarete Van Ess * MOHENJO-DARO Robin Coningham * MEMPHIS Ian Shaw * THEBES Bill Manley * HATTUSA Trevor Bryce * BABYLON Joan Oates * NINEVEH Julian Reade * CARTHAGE Henry Hurst * ATHENS Bettany Hughes * LINZI W. J. F. Jenner * ALEXANDRIA Alan B. lloyd * MEROE Robert Morkot * JERUSALEM Martin Goodman * ROME Nigel Pollard * TEOTIHUACAN Susan Toby Evans * TIKAL Simon Martin * CONSTANTINOPLE John Julius Norwich * MECCA Doris Benrens-Abouseif * DAMASCUS Barnaby Rogerson * CHANG'AN Victor C. Xiong BAGHDAD Doris Benrens-Abouseif * CORDOBA Doris Benrens-Abouseif * ANGKOR Michael D. Coe * PALERMO John Julius Norwich * CAIRO Doris Benrens-Abouseif * SAMARKAND Colin Thubron * PARIS Chris Jones * LUEBECK William L. Urban * KRAKOW Adam Zamoyski * VENICE John Julius Norwich * FLORENCE Charles Fitzroy * BENIN Patrick Darling * TIMBUKTU Barnaby Rogerson * CUZCO Brian S. Bauer * TENOCHTITLAN Susan Toby Evans LISBON Malyn Newitt * ROME Charles Fitzroy * ISTANBUL Jason Goodwin * AGRA Ebba Koch * ISFAHAN Stephen P. Blake * BEIJING Frances Wood * KYOTO Lesley Downer * PRAGUE Colin Amery * AMSTERDAM Simon Schama MEXICO CITY Felipe Fernandez-Armesto * LONDON A. N. Wilson * STOCKHOLM Charles Fitzroy * DUBLIN Thomas Pakenham * COPENHAGEN Colin Amery * ST PETERSBURG Colin Amery * VIENNA Misha Glenny * EDINBURGH Magnus Linklater * MOSCOW Orlando Figes * PARIS Philip Mansel * LONDON A. N. Wilson * BUDAPEST * Misha Glenny * MONTREAL Rory Maclean * WASHINGTON DC Simon Schama * BARCELONA Felipe Fernandez-Armesto NEW DELHI Jane Ridley * BERLIN Rory Maclean * CHICAGO James Cuno * LOS ANGELES Kevin Starr * BUENOS AIRES Felipe Fernandez-Armesto * SINGAPORE John Keay * NEW YORK Jan Morris & Alexander Bloom * SAO PAULO Elizabeth Johnson * SYDNEY Elizabeth Farrelly * TOKYO Lesley Downer * SHANGHAI John Gittings

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GOR002840033
The Great Cities in History by Edited by John Julius Norwich
Edited by John Julius Norwich
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2009-10-12
304
0500251541
9780500251546
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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