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    DescriptionA short history of nearly everything classical. The foundations of the modern world were laid in Alexandria of Egypt at the turn of the first millennium. In this compulsively readable narrative, Justin Pollard and Howard Reid bring one of history's most fascinating and prolific cities to life, creating a treasure trove of our intellectual and cultural origins. Famous for its lighthouse, its library-the greatest in antiquity-and its fertile intellectual and spiritual life--it was here that Christianity and Islam came to prominence as world religions--Alexandria now takes its rightful place alongside Greece and Rome as a titan of the ancient world. Sparkling with fresh insights on science, philosophy, culture, and invention, this is an irresistible, eye- opening delight.

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    The Rise and Fall of Alexandria
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Justin Pollard, By (author) Howard Reid
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 329
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143112518
    ISBN 10: 0143112511

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 932
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 932
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A14625400
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DT154.A4 P65 2007
    Edition statement
    Penguin Group USA, Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    27 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Lively and Lucid. The real action [in] the classical world lay in Alexandria. Tells the story of ancient Alexandrian science, Cleopatra, with relish and brio." -"The Weekly Standard" "A marvelous work, a sweeping narrative, as grand as it is unusual, Pollard and Reid breathe life into the dust of philosophers and kings." -Barry Strauss, author of "The Trojan War: A New History" and "The Battle of Salamis" "Lucid, entertaining, full of exquisite images." -Michael Hirst, screenwriter of "Elizabeth"