The Great Cities in History
John Julius Norwich (Editor)
HISTORY 2009 HARD COVER 304 PAGES
Timbuktu, Tikal, Damascus, Constantinople, London, Paris, Shanghai. This inspired book depicts the rise and fall of cities from earliest Mesopotamia through the great trading centers of the first millennium to medieval Europe and the modern megalopolis. Each entry is magnificently illustrated in color and is paired with an essay by diverse dignitaries including Jan Morris (New York), Colin Thubron (Samarkand), Simon Schama (Amsterdam) and Michael Coe (Angkor).