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    Pompeii: The Living City (Hardback) By (author) Alex Butterworth, By (author) Ray Laurence

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    DescriptionThe ash of Mt. Vesuvius preserves a living record of the complex and exhilarating society it instantly obliterated two thousand years ago. In this highly readable, lavishly illustrated book, Butterworth and Laurence marshall cutting-edge archaeological reconstructions and a vibrant historical tradition dating to Pliny and Tacitus; they present a richly textured portrait of a society not altogether unlike ours, composed of individuals ordinary and extraordinary who pursued commerce, politics, family and pleasure in the shadow of a killer volcano.  Deeply resonant in a world still at the mercy of natural disaster, "Pompeii" recreates life as experienced in the city, and those frantic, awful hours in AD 79 that wiped the bustling city from the face of the earth.


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    Title
    Pompeii
    Subtitle
    The Living City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alex Butterworth, By (author) Ray Laurence
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 354
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312355852
    ISBN 10: 0312355858
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC21: 937.7
    DC22: 937/.7, 937.7
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , ,
    LC classification: DG70.P7 B93 2006
    Thema V1.0: NHDA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    St. Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St. Martin's Press
    Publication date
    03 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    ALEX BUTTERWORTH and RAY LAURENCE are popular historians living in Britain.
    Review quote
    "A compelling and yet highly detailed narrative. I only wish it had been available when I was researching my novel." - bestselling author Robert Harris "An immensely evocative, well-written and powerful portrait of what life was really like in Pompeii." - Tom Holland, author of RUBICON "Brings Pompeii startlingly alive once more" - History Today "a vivid portrait of place and people before the cataclysms of AD 62 and 75" -Church Times "accessible, wide-ranging and evocative and makes surprisingly compelling reading." - Catholic Times "For those looking to be transported back to the living city, it will be hard to resist." - Oxford Times
    Flap copy
    The ash of Mt. Vesuvius preserves a living record of the complex and exhilarating society it instantly obliterated two thousand years ago. In this highly readable, lavishly illustrated book, Butterworth and Laurence marshall cutting-edge archaeological reconstructions and a vibrant historical tradition dating to Pliny and Tacitus; they present a richly textured portrait of a society not altogether unlike ours, composed of individuals ordinary and extraordinary who pursued commerce, politics, family and pleasure in the shadow of a killer volcano. Deeply resonant in a world still at the mercy of natural disaster, "Pompeii" recreates life as experienced in the city, and those frantic, awful hours in AD 79 that wiped the bustling city from the face of the earth.