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The City: A Global History

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Cities are mankind's greatest creation. They represent the most eloquent expression of our species' ingenuity, beliefs and ideals. From Babylon and Rome to London, New York and Tokyo, Joel Kotkin examines the evolution of urban life over the millennia in order to establish what made - and makes - a city great. Despite their infinite variety, all cities essentially serve three purposes: spiritual, political and economic. Kotkin follows the progression of the city from the early religious centres of Mesopotamia, the Indus ...

The City: A Global History 2006, Modern Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375756511

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The City: A Global History 2005, Modern Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679603368

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City: A Global History 2005, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297646853

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