The Life and Death of Ancient Cities

A Natural History
 
 
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 16. Juli 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • XVIII, 499 Seiten
978-0-19-966473-3 (ISBN)
 
The story of ancient cities from the end of the Bronze Age to the beginning of the Middle Ages: a tale of war and politics, pestilence and famine, triumph and tragedy, by turns both fabulous and squalid.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
  • Höhe: 244 mm
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  • Breite: 164 mm
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  • Dicke: 47 mm
  • 779 gr
978-0-19-966473-3 (9780199664733)
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Woolf, Greg
Foreword; 1 Our Urban Adventure; 2 Urban Apes; 3 Settling Down; 4 Uruk; 5 First Cities; 6 Cities of Bronze; 7 Palaces and Citadels; 8 Mariners and Chieftains; 9 Western Pioneers; 10 A Greek Lake; 11 Networking the Mediterranean; 12 Cities, States and Kings; 13 Imperial Cities; 14 Cities of Marble; 15 Founding Cities in an age of empire; 16 Ruling through Cities; 17 The Ecology of Roman Urbanism; 18 The Ecology of Roman Urbanism; 19 Post-classical; 20 What comes naturally
If you have any interest in its subject, you won't regret the investment of time and money. * John Wilson, The American Conservative * The Life and Death of Ancient Cities joins a shelf full of enlightening new fun reads on understanding our beginnings in the ancient world. * Robert S. Davis, New York Journal of Books * This is an important study which should stand alongside the tours de force of Fernand Braudel and David Abulafia. * Sir Michael Fallon, Classics for All * An engaging and comprehensive read... Woolf provides an interesting discussion on how humans are suited to city life, and also offers some thought-provoking considerations on the current rate of globalisation that we're experiencing today This book should appeal to those who want to discover another perspective on the history of the Mediterranean or, indeed, the ancient world. * All About History * A deeply researched and ambitious "natural history" of the origins and growth of urbanism. * Andrew Robinson, Nature * Greg Woolf is a lively and learned guide to ancient cities... Woolf's book contains many brilliant insights and is a major contribution to the history of the Mediterranean. * David Abulafia, Literary Review * If you have any interest in its subject, you won't regret the investment of time and money. * John Wilson, The American Conservative * Greg Woolf reminds us of how vulnerable urban life has often been to plague, invasion and economic collapse. * Harry Mount, The Spectator * Fascinating and challenging... an impressive sweep of a book. * Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian * A magisterial survey of ancient cities... "The Life and Death of Ancient Cities" is a big history that leaves aside some of those big comparative questions, preferring to draw out the contingent and the particular in its vivid portraits. Mr. Woolf makes for an authoritative, readable and thought-provoking guide through a few thousand years of our life as urban animals. * Kyle Harper, The Wall Street Journal *

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