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Paris to the Past, Traveling Through French History by Train

FRN953
Ina Caro
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
400
0393343154
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The infectiously enthusiastic Ina Caro charts 25 day trips from Paris in this marvelously conceived history and guide. From the splendor of Chartres, wonders of Sainte-Chapelle and elegant Place de la Concorde, Caro enchants.
$17.95

Rome

ITA267
Robert Hughes
Random House
2012
512
0307268446
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Opening with his arrival in Rome in 1958 as a wide-eyed young Australian, Hughes takes in the art, architecture, sculpture and life of Rome, past and present, in this splendidly written, sweeping tale of the beloved city, including memorable portraits of characters from Caesar to Cicero, Mussolini and Fellini.
$18.95

Jerusalem, The Biography

ISR99
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Vintage Books
2011
650
0307266516
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Montefiore's masterful history of the Holy City focuses on the struggle between the Abrahamic religions and the place of prophets and patriarchs -- including Abraham, David, Jesus and Muhammad -- with grace and balance, tracing the story of Jerusalem thro
$21.00

The Innocence of Objects

TKY267
Orhan Pamuk
Harry N. Abrams
2012
264
1419704567
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Pamuk combines old movie stills, photographs of mundane objects, family portraits and other ephemera of everyday life in this illustrated portrait of his beloved Istanbul.
$35.00

Absolute Monarchs, A History of the Papacy

ITA347
John J Norwich
Random House
2012
512
0812978846
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A natural storyteller matched with a brilliant subject, Norwich chronicles with obvious delight the politics, personalities and power across two millennia of riveting ecclesiastical history.
$20.00

The World's Best Cities, Celebrating 220 Great Destinations

WLD270
National Geographic Society
National Geographic
2014
336
1426213786
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The 21st century has been dubbed the "Century of the City," a time when more people live in cities than the countryside. In commemoration, National Geographic has published a splendid, large-format guide to 225 of the world’s most exciting cities, from well-known hubs like New York and Tokyo to up-and-comers like Oslo, Asheville and Abu Dhabi.
$40.00

The Great Cities in History

WLD171
John Julius Norwich (Editor)
Thames & Hudson
2009
304
0500251541
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
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).
$45.00

A History of the World in 12 Maps

MAP38
Jerry Brotton
Viking
2014
544
0143126024
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Culling maps from classical Greece, Renaissance Europe and both Islamic and Buddhist cultures, Brotton reveals how maps have dramatically altered our view of the world.
$22.00

Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

NTH143
Russell Shorto
Doubleday
2014
368
0307743756
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Russell Shorto opens this delightful ode to an adopted city with his daily journey, by bike of course, through his neighborhood to drop off his toddler son. He spins a tale of a diverse city wrestled from the sea, its coffee shops, canals and its personal
$17.00

Cities of the World

WLD194
George Braun
Taschen
2015
744
3836556413
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This dazzling portrait of the 16th-century world is a sumptuous reprint of the 363 stunning color plates from Braun and Hogenberg's survey of town maps, city views, and plans of Europe, Africa, Asia and Central America, first published in Cologne in 1572-1617. With dozens of unusual details, two folding maps, as well as selected extracts from the original text and an in-depth commentary.
$69.99

Cities That Shaped the Ancient World

WLD262
John Julius Norwich
Thames & Hudson
2014
240
0500252041
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this fascinating historical exploration, renowned historian J.J. Norwich profiles 40 important urban centers of the ancient world, from China and Mesoamerica to Europe and Ethiopia.
$40.00

The Cairo of Naguib Mahfouz

EGY401
Naguib Mahfouz
American University in Cairo
2012
112
9774165527
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Around the old city in the footsteps of the Nobel laureate. Photographer Britta Le Va and Mafouz's lifelong friend Gamal al-Ghitani warmly depict Gamaliya, the neighborhood at the historic heart of old Cairo, in this photographic walking tour and tribute to the great Egyptian novelist. With excerpts from his works and 80 color photographs.
$29.95

The Cities Book, A Journey Through The Best Cities In The World

WLD83
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
448
1786577585
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An eclectic roundup of 200 cities from London, Paris and New York to Bamako, Chiang Mai, and Nuuk.
$50.00

The Taste of Conquest, The Rise and Fall of the Three Great Cities of Spice

EUR279
Michael Krondl
Ballantine Books
2008
320
0345480848
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Weaving travel and history, Michael Krondl writes of a world where pepper, cinnamon and cloves were as valuable as gold -- and Venice, Lisbon and Amsterdam jockeyed for global control of the spice trade.
$17.00

Cities of the World, A History in Maps

MAP21
Peter Whitfield
University of California Press
2010
208
0520247256
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Peter Whitfield's exquisitely illustrated and gift-worthy A-to-Z deftly illuminates the development of great cities from Amsterdam and Cuzco to New York and Venice through stunning maps, plans and paintings from the British Library, where he is a curator.
$58.95

Sites of Antiquity, From Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome

MED150
Charles Freeman
Blue Guides
2009
248
1905131313
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Enticing aerial shots, detailed site plans, glorious modern photographs and illustrations illuminate 50 key monuments, cities or sites of the Mediterranean world, from Giza, Luxor and Karnak to the Parthenon, Ephesus, Pergamon, Petra and Constantinople.
$50.00

St. Petersburg, Architecture of the Tsars

RUS152
Dmitri Shvidkovsky, Alexander Orloff (Photographer)
Abbeville Publishing Group
1996
360
0789202174
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This definitive book presents Baroque masterpieces of Peter the Great, Neoclassic confections of Catherine the Great and Art Nouveau glitter of Nicholas II in splendid color photographs.
$125.00

Venice 697-1797: A City, a Republic, an Empire

MED186
Aluise Zorzi
Overlook Press
2002
303
1585671320
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Zorzi reveals the growth of Venice from a small fishing village to a bustling metropolis whose cultural, political and economic dominance extended over the entire Mediterranean world with this sumptuous collection of 340 color paintings, photographs and drawings.
$75.00

World Heritage Sites

CON53
UNESCO Publishing
Firefly Books
2016
932
1770858172
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
How many have you visited? This beautifully illustrated compendium, just revised, includes color photographs, a map and succinct descriptions of each of the 1,031 archaeological sites, monuments, cities and parks inscribed by UNESCO from 1978 to 2016. Organized by order of inscription.
$29.95

Constantinople

TKY102
Edmondo De Amicis, Stephen Parkin (Translator)
Trafalgar Square
2013
352
1847492665
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 1877, Edmondo De Amicis' entertaining sketches of the people, architecture, daily life and customs of the city show all the freshness of a young writer's first impressions of a great city.
$16.95

More Books

The Encyclopedia of New York City

NYC12
Kenneth T. Jackson, New York Historical Society
Yale University Press
2010
1600
0300114656
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of this fantastic reference has everything you've ever wanted to know about New York City.
$65.00

Time Out the World's Greatest Cities

WLD179
Time Out (Editor)
TimeOut
2009
350
1846701414
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The travel-savvy editors of TimeOut profile and rank 75 great cities, from New York (number one) to Bogata, Sydney, Tokyo and Venice.
$29.95

New York, The Story of a Great City

NYC242
Sara Henry (Editor)
Sterling Publishing Company
2011
124
0233003312
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
1
Created in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York, this hands-on history concisely and entertainingly traces the city's evolution from wilderness to great metropolis.
$39.95