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Cities That Changed History

Gareth Jones

From the first towns in Mesopotamia to today's global metropolises, cities have marked the progress of civilization.

Which ancient civilization founded the precursor to Mexico City? Why was Venice the gateway to the East? What was the Belle Epoque? Which was the first city to build sewers? Cities That Changed History takes you there and tells you all of this and more.

Written in the form of illustrated "biographies," the book is a celebration of cities ancient and modern--from Persepolis and Tikal, Paris and Vienna to Prague, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Dubai--offering a rich overview of each city, bringing them to life with paintings, photographs, timelines, maps, and artifacts. Stunning images of city life and key moments in history are complemented by close-ups of revealing details and feature panels that provide additional context.

A book not just about history but also about art, architecture, commerce, and politics, Cities That Changed History provides a fascinating insight into what has shaped the places where we live. Perfect for history, geography, and arts enthusiasts and a stunning gift for armchair explorers of all ages, it is your window into the world's most fascinating cities.

Book Details

  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
  • Publish Date: Mar 4th, 2025
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 1.25lb
  • EAN: 9780593963555
  • Categories: Reference