The Great Cities in History
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From Gilgamesh’s Uruk in third millennium BCE Mesopotamia, to modern day Shanghai, John Julius Norwich presents a lavishly illustrated history of the world through 70 of its greatest cities. The volume brings together over 50 distinguished authors to describe the history, culture, art and architecture and the people of each city at its zenith. The result is a spectacular survey of human achievement, not only in building and expanding cities, but in living together in close proximity and concord.