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The Resource Cities that shaped the ancient world., edited by John Julius Norwich

Cities that shaped the ancient world., edited by John Julius Norwich

Label
Cities that shaped the ancient world.
Title
Cities that shaped the ancient world.
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Julius Norwich
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Arranged geographically into five sections, Cities That Shaped the Ancient World takes a global view, beginning in the Near East with the earliest cities such as Ur and Babylon, Troy and Jerusalem. In Africa, the great cities of Ancient Egypt arose, such as Thebes and Amarna. Glorious European metropolises, including Athens and Rome, ringed the Mediterranean, but also stretched to Trier on the turbulent frontier of the Roman Empire. Asia had bustling commercial centers such as Mohenjodaro and Xianyang, while in the Americas the Mesoamerican and Peruvian cultures stamped their presence on the landscape, creating massive structures and extensive urban settlements in the deep jungles and high mountain ranges, including Caral and Teotihuacan. A team of expert historians and archaeologists with firsthand knowledge and deep appreciation of each site gives voices to these silent ruins, bringing them to life as the bustling state-of-the-art metropolises they once were
Dewey number
930
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Norwich, John Julius
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • History, Ancient
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Extinct cities
  • Urban archaeology
Label
Cities that shaped the ancient world., edited by John Julius Norwich
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"151 illustrations, 147 in color."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Contents
Introduction: the birth of urban life -- The Near East. Uruk -- Ur -- Hattusa -- Troy -- Babylon -- Nineveh -- Persepolis -- Pergamum -- Jerusalem -- Petra -- Ephesus -- Palmyra -- Africa. Memphis -- Thebes -- Amarna -- Carthage -- Alexandria -- Mero襠-- Leptis Magna -- Aksum -- Europe. Knossos -- Mycenae -- Athens -- Akragas -- Paestum -- Rome -- Pompeii -- N㩭es and The Pont du Gard -- Trier -- Asia. Mohenjo-Daro -- Inzi -- Xianyang -- Pataliputra -- Anuradhapura -- The Americas. Caral -- La Venta -- Monte Alb⡮ -- Teotihuacan -- Tikal -- Palenque
Control code
000053548796
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500252048
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps
Label
Cities that shaped the ancient world., edited by John Julius Norwich
Publication
Note
"151 illustrations, 147 in color."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Contents
Introduction: the birth of urban life -- The Near East. Uruk -- Ur -- Hattusa -- Troy -- Babylon -- Nineveh -- Persepolis -- Pergamum -- Jerusalem -- Petra -- Ephesus -- Palmyra -- Africa. Memphis -- Thebes -- Amarna -- Carthage -- Alexandria -- Mero襠-- Leptis Magna -- Aksum -- Europe. Knossos -- Mycenae -- Athens -- Akragas -- Paestum -- Rome -- Pompeii -- N㩭es and The Pont du Gard -- Trier -- Asia. Mohenjo-Daro -- Inzi -- Xianyang -- Pataliputra -- Anuradhapura -- The Americas. Caral -- La Venta -- Monte Alb⡮ -- Teotihuacan -- Tikal -- Palenque
Control code
000053548796
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500252048
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps

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