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    DescriptionFrom Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide allows us to see the great centres of classical civilization afresh. The key feature of "Cities of the Classical World" is 120 specially drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. There is also a clear, incisive commentary on each city's development, strategic importance, rulers and ordinary inhabitants. This compelling and elegant atlas opens a new window on to the ancient world, and will transform the way we see it.


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    Title
    Cities of the Classical World
    Subtitle
    An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin McEvedy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846144271
    ISBN 10: 1846144272
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 930
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS030000, HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A19172400, A14202000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 47
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Illustrations note
    120 integrated maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    ALLEN LANE
    Publication date
    26 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Colin McEvedy (1930-2005) was a psychiatrist, historian and demographer. His many books included the Penguin atlases of Ancient History, Medieval History and Modern History, African History, North American History, the Pacific, The Atlas of World Population History (written with Richard Jones) and The Atlas of World History (written with Sarah McEvedy).
    Review quote
    Colin McEvedy was a polymath. If you wanted to know something, Google had failed you and the British Library seemed too far away, the obvious move was to ask McEvedy Independent What distinguishes his atlas histories is a talent for compressing vast amounts of information ... The research is meticulous; the style is witty and breezily undeferential The Times A beautifully produced and completely wacky testimony to the life and scholarship of a passionate private historian The Times Higher Education Supplement By all accounts a remarkable man ... McEvedy Senior died in 2005 but left behind this banquet of a book ... Whether in York or Alexandria, Cordoba or Rhodes, Tripoli or Cirencester, Cities of the Classical World supplies a brisk, learned but often engagingly quirky essay alongside one of McEvedy's imagination-stretching maps. In the buzzing hubs of ancient commerce and culture or the loneliest border settlements, McEvedy will tell you who lived there, in what numbers, and their fate over the centuries ... As well as laying bare the ancient townscapes buried under today's urban bustle, McEvedy guides us with crisp expertise around ancient destinations that still convey their grandeur above ground, such as Pompeii, Ephesus, Jerusalem or Rome itself -- Boyd Tonkin Independent [Will] delight any historian ... a superb gazetteer of 120 centres of ancient civilisation from Alexandria to York ... full of terrific nuggets Telegraph Gift Books of the Year