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Cities of destiny

Author: Arnold Toynbee
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, [©1967]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A reference book about cities of the world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Toynbee
OCLC Number: 487186
Description: 376 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 36 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION --
CITIES IN HISTORY --
PART ONE: THE CITY-STATE Athens in the age of Pericles / Sir Maurice Bowra --
Quattrocento Venice / J.R. Hale --
Medicean Florence / Harold Acton --
Goethe's Weimar / W.H. Bruford --
PART TWO: CAPITAL CITIES --
Alexandria under the Ptolemies / Claire Preaux --
The Rome of the Antonines / Jerome Carcopino --
Changan / Arthur F. Wright --
Christian Constantinople / Sir Steven Runciman --
Muslim cordoba / A.J. Arberry --
The Paris of Abelard and St Louis / David Douglas --
Mexico-Tenochtitlan / Ignacio Bernal --
Shah Abbas's Isfahan / Laurence Lockhart --
Mughal Delhi and Agra / Percival Spear --
Eighteenth-century St Petersburg / Tamara Talbot Rice --
Vienna under Metternich / Alan Pryce-Jones --
PART THREE: MEGALOPOLIS --
Victorian and Edwardian London / Roger Fulford --
The American city in history / Allan Nevins --
Mid-twentieth century New York / Andrew Sinclair --
The coming world-city: Ecumenopolis / Constantinos A. Doxiadis.
Responsibility: Arnold Toynbee [and others] ; edited by Arnold Toynbee.

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A reference book about cities of the world.

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