Cities and civilizations

Type
Book
Authors
Christopher Hibbert; ( Folio Society (London, England); )
 
Category
900-929 Geography, History & Biographies  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
2004 
Publisher
The Folio Society, United Kingdom 
Pages
279 pages 
Subject
Cities and towns. 
Abstract

"My book ... attempts to give generously illustrated impressions of several of the world's great cities at crucial points in their development, to glimpse at their origins, to indicate the nature of the civilisations in which they emerged and whose ethos they reflected, as well as to describe their planning and architecture, the artistic treasures provided by the men and women who lived in them, their work, pleasures, and customs"--Preface, p. 7 
Description
 
Biblio Notes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hibbert; Folio Society (London, England)
OCLC Number: 53155543
Notes: Abridged ed. - Originally published: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987.
Description: 279 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 color map, portraits (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Thebes in the days of the pharaohs, 2000-1200 BC --
Athens in the days of Pericles, 480-404 BC --
Rome in the days of the Emperor Trajan, AD 98-117 --
Constantinople in the days of Constantine and Justinian, 330-565 --
Hangzhou in the days of the Sung emperors, 1138-1279 --
Cuzco in the days of the Incas, 1200-1533 --
Florence in the days of the Medici, 1389-1492 --
Amsterdam in the days of Rembrandt, 1606-1669 --
Paris in the days of Louis XIV, 1651-1723 --
London in the days of Pepys and Wren, 1666-1723 --
St. Petersburg in the days of Peter the Great, 1703-1725 --
Venice in the days of Canaletto and Casanova, 1697-1798 --
Vienna in the days of Franz Josef, 1848-1916 --
New Orleans: "The Crescent City" --
Tokyo : " City of the rising sun" --
Berlin: "The Babylon of the world" --
Moscow: "A model communist city" --
New York: "A stroke of genius" --
Sydney: "The finest harbour in the world."
Responsibility: Christopher Hibbert.  
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