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Great cities of the world

  • Theory and Practice in Heritage and Sustainabilityby Elizabeth Auclair; Graham Fairclough

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    This book explores cultural sustainability and its relationships to heritage from a wide interdisciplinary perspective. By examining the interactions between people and communities in the places where they live it exemplifies the diverse ways in which a people-centred heritage builds identities and supports individual and collective memories. It encourages... more...

  • Greater Londonby Nick Barratt

    Random House 2012; US$ 19.73

    London's suburbs may stretch for well over 600 square miles, but in historical accounts of the capital they tend to take something of a back seat. In Greater London , historian Nick Barratt places them firmly centre stage, tracing their journey from hamlets and villages far out in the open countryside to fully fledged urban enclaves, simultaneously... more...

  • Archaeological Dimension of World Heritageby Alicia Castillo

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 45.45

    This volume presents case studies from around the world aiming to serve as a hands-on book for management and treatment of archaeological World Heritage properties. It comprises not only sites inscribed as World Heritage due to their archaeological character but also World Heritage properties where the analysis of their archaeological dimension provides... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World Historyby Peter Clark

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 174.99

    In 2008 for the first time the majority of the planet's inhabitants lived in cities and towns. Becoming globally urban has been one of mankind's greatest collective achievements over time. Written by leading scholars, this is the first detailed survey of the world's cities and towns from ancient times to the present day. more...

  • Venice, the Tourist Mazeby Robert C. Davis; Garry R. Marvin

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    "The tourist Venice is Venice," Mary McCarthy once observed?a sentiment very much in line with what most of the fourteen million tourists who visit the city each year experience, but at the same time a painful reality for the 65,000 Venetians who actually live there. Venice is viewed from a new perspective in this engaging book, which offers a heady,... more...

  • Paris, Parisby David Downie; Diane Johnson; Alison Harris

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    ?Beautifully written and refreshingly original? makes us see [Paris] in a different light.? -- San Francisco Chronicle Book Review   Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs of a cross-country runner... more...

  • Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacleby Yasser Elsheshtawy

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    Yasser Elsheshtawy explores Dubai?s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today, using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to his history of the city?s urban development. With the help of case studies and surveys this book explores... more...

  • Strolling Through Romeby Mario Erasmo

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95

    Rome, the Eternal City - birthplace of western civilisation and soul of the ancient world - has a history that stretches back two thousand five hundred years. It is also one of the most-visited places in the world, but where does one begin to delve into two millennia of history, culture, art and architecture, whilst also navigating the vibrant modern... more...

  • Veniceby Joanne M. Ferraro

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    Recounting Venice's unique history from its foundation, this book analyses the city's social, cultural, religious and environmental history, and its politics and economy. more...

  • Cities Of Spainby David Gilmour

    Random House 2012; US$ 18.32

    Unlike France and England, Spain has not been dominated by its capital, and the focus of its history shifts from city to city over the centuries, illuminating different features of the country's past. Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Madrid have at various times managed to establish a political and cultural supremacy, Cadiz and Barcelona dominated the... more...