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Great cities of the world

  • Amsterdamby Geert Mak; Philip Blom

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.73

    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...

  • 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$ 17.85

    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...

  • Cities of Empireby Tristram Hunt

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 35.99

    An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wake At its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving behind a network of cities which now stand as the economic and cultural powerhouses of the twenty-first... 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...

  • 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...

  • Fortunes of France: The Brethrenby Robert Merle; T. Jefferson Kline

    Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19

    The Perigord of sixteenth-century France is a wild region on the edge of the reaches of royal authority-its steep, forested valleys roamed by bands of brigands and gypsies, its communities divided by conflict between Catholics and converts to the new Protestant faith, the Huguenots. To this beautiful but dangerous country come two veterans of the... more...

  • Greater Londonby Nick Barratt

    Random House 2012; US$ 19.20

    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...