The Great Cities in History

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A work of history, but also about art and architecture, trade and commerce, travel and exploration, economics and politics, this is above all a book about people and how, over the millennia, they have managed to live closely together. A galaxy of more than fifty distinguished authors, including Jan Morris, Colin Thubron, Simon Schama, Orlando Figes, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Misha Glenny, Adam Zamoyski and A. N. Wilson, evoke the character of each place and explain the reasons for its success, seeing what each city would have been like during its golden age.

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Weight 395 g
Dimensions 13.2 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2016
Number of pages 372
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by John Julius Norwich
Dimensions 13.2 x 19.7 cm
Weight 395 g
John Julius Norwich is the author of magisterial histories of Norman Sicily, the republic of Venice and the Byzantine empire. He has also written widely on architecture and music, and has presented some 30 BBC television historical documentaries. He is Chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund and of the World Monuments Fund in Britain.