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    DescriptionFrom 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
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John Julius Norwich
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,560 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500251546
    ISBN 10: 0500251541

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 307.7609, 909.09732
    LC classification: HT111 .G74 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Illustrations note
    290 illustrations, 244 in colour
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    12 April 2010
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    Review quote
    A careful historian s vision of a man s metropolitan history. There are 68 cities here included. Each is accorded a short chapter written by contributors . The cities under discussion range from the primordial Uruk to modern monsters like Sao Paulo, taking in, along the way, a host of conurbations from the ancient, the medieval, and the early modern periods Packed with such savory detail, relayed by writers and historians who appear to eat, sleep and breathe their cities.