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  • Amsterdamby Geert Mak; Philip Blom

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.85

    A magnet for trade and travellers from all over the world, stylish, cosmopolitan Amsterdam is a city of dreams and nightmares, of grand civic architecture and legendary beauty, but also of civil wars, bloody religious purges, and the tragedy of Anne Frank. In this fascinating examination of the city's soul, part history, part travel guide,... more...

  • Archaeological Dimension of World Heritageby Alicia Castillo

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • A Brief History of Veniceby Elizabeth Horodowich

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    In this colourful new history of Venice, Elizabeth Horodowich, one of the leading experts on Venice, tells the story of the place from its ancient origins, and its early days as a multicultural trading city where Christians, Jews and Muslims lived together at the crossroads between East and West. She explores the often overlooked role of Venice, alongside... more...

  • Byzantium and Veniceby Donald M. Nicol

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 60.00

    This book traces the diplomatic, cultural and commercial links between Constantinople and Venice. more...

  • Cairoby Maria Golia

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 27.00

    Maria Golia focuses on the present moment of Cairo, one of the world's most illustrious and irreducible cities. more...

  • Cities Of Spainby David Gilmour

    Random House 2012; US$ 19.31

    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...

  • Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainabilityby Diane Barthel-Bouchier

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    'For cultural and heritage institutions around the world, sustainability is the major challenge of the twenty-first century. In the first major work to analyze this critical issue, Barthel-Bouchier argues that programmatic commitments to sustainability arose both from direct environmental threats to tangible and intangible heritage, and from social... more...

  • Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacleby Yasser Elsheshtawy

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Dubai, the City as Corporationby Ahmed Kanna

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    Somewhere in the course of the late twentieth century, Dubai became more than itself. The city was, suddenly, a postmodern urban spectacle rising from the desert--precisely the glittering global consumer utopia imagined by Dubai's rulers and merchant elite. In "Dubai, the City as Corporation," Ahmed Kanna looks behind this seductive vision... more...

  • Greater Londonby Nick Barratt

    Random House 2012; US$ 37.15

    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...