Cities of the Ancient World

  • Palmyra

    A History

    By Michael Sommer

    Palmyra: A History examines Palmyra, the city in the Syrian oasis of Tadmor, from its beginnings in the Bronze Age, through the classical period and its discovery and excavation, to the present day. It aims at reconstructing Palmyra’s past from literary accounts – classical and post-classical – as…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30 
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  • Kyongju

    The Capital of Golden Silla

    By Sarah Milledge Nelson

    Kyongju was the capital of the Kingdom of Silla in Korea, from about the fourth century to the tenth century. The city grew from a loose confederation of villages called Saro, to become the capital of most of the Korean peninsula. The Silla aristocracy accepted Buddhism from China, and became one…

    Hardback – 2016-06-29 
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  • Cádiz

    By Benedict Lowe

    Cádiz presents a synthesis of the history of the city from its foundation by the Phoencians until the death of Franco in 1975, building upon recent developments in archaeological fieldwork and historical research. Two themes run through the book: the relationship of Cádiz to Andalucía, and its role…

    Hardback – 2016-03-31 
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  • Miletos

    Archaeology and History, 2nd Edition

    By Alan M. Greaves

    Miletos, on the coast of Asia Minor, was one of the most important Greek cities – a key economic power as well as a centre of philosophy and learning. Yet with historical sources scarce, and the mass of archaeological work done in over a century of excavations not published in English, studying the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
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  • Ebla

    The City of the Throne: Archaeology and History

    By Paolo Matthiae

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
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  • Damascus

    A History

    By Ross Burns

    This is the first book in English to relate the history of Damascus, bringing out the crucial role the city has played at many points in the region's past. Damascus traces the history of this colourful, significant and complex city through its physical development, from the city's emergence in…

    Paperback – 2007-02-14
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  • Miletos

    Archaeology and History

    By Alan M. Greaves

    Drawing on case studies and presenting archaeological evidence throughout, Alan Greaves presents a welcome survey of the origins and development of Miletos. Focusing on the archaic era and exploring a wide range of issues including physical environment, colonizations, the economy, and its role as a…

    Hardback – 2002-04-24
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