Cities and Civilisations Christopher Hibbert Folio Society 2003


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Cities and Civilisations by Christopher Hibbert

This is a chronological study of the world's cities, ranging from Thebes to Sydney and Rome to Moscow. The book traces the foundations and developments in human civilizations, looking at their differences and similarities worldwide, their archaeological roots and their modern blossoming. A well illustrated study which attempts to give impressions of several of the world's greatest cities at crucial points in their development. Author starts with ancient cities such as Athens, Rome & Thebes; moves through developing cities such as Constantinople, Florence in the days of the Medici, London in the days of Pepys & Wren, Cuzco, Hangzhou etc and finishes with a look at modern cities like Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Moscow & New Orleans.


  • Folio Society First Impression No. 1151
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 2003
  • Brown Buckram Hardback, 279 pp
  • Illustrations mostly in colour
  • Size 290 x 230mm, 2.2kg

Condition: Good – Repair and Rubbing to Slipcase Otherwise Unmarked Copy

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Weight 2.2 kg


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