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Cities Of The Classical World : An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization - Colin McEvedy

Cities Of The Classical World

An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization

Paperback Published: 5th March 2019
ISBN: 9781846144288
Number Of Pages: 448

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A fascinating illustrated history of the most important cities of antiquity, from Alexandria to York.

From Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide shows us the great centres of classical civilization afresh.

The book's key feature is 120 specially-drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. There are also clear, incisive commentaries on each city's development, strategic importance, rulers and ordinary inhabitants.

This compelling and elegant atlas opens a new window on to the ancient world, and will transform the way we see it.


About the Author

Colin McEvedy is the author of the companion volumes The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History and The Penguin Atlas of North American History.

Industry Reviews

Colin McEvedy was a polymath. If you wanted to know something, Google had failed you and the British Library seemed too far away, the obvious move was to ask McEvedy * Independent *
A beautifully produced and completely wacky testimony to the life and scholarship of a passionate private historian * The Times Higher Education Supplement *

ISBN: 9781846144288
ISBN-10: 1846144280
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 5th March 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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