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Great cities through travellers' eyes

2020
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Throughout history, intrepid men and women have related their experiences and perceptions of the world's great cities to bring them alive to those at home. The thirty-eight cities covered in this entertaining anthology of travellers' tales are spread over six continents, ranging from Beijing to Rome. This volume features commentators across the millennia, including the great travellers of ancient times, such as Strabo and Pausanias; those who undertook extensive journeys in the medieval world, not least Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta; courageous women such as Isabella Bird and Freya Stark; and enterprising writers and journalists including Mark Twain and Norman Lewis. We see the world's great cities through the eyes of traders, explorers, soldiers, diplomats, pilgrims and tourists. Some of the writers seek to provide a straightforward, accurate description of all they have seen, while others concentrate on their subjective experiences of the city and encounters with the inhabitants. Introduced and contextualized by historian Peter Furtado, each account provides both a vivid portrait of a distant place and time and an insight into those who journeyed there.
Main title:
Great cities through travellers' eyes / edited by Peter Furtado.
Edition:
Compact paperback edition.
Imprint:
London : Thames & Hudson, 2020.
Collation:
368 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Originally published: 2019."With 39 illustrations" -- title page.Includes bibliographical references (pages 352-359) and index.
Contents:
AlexandriaAmsterdamAthensBaghdadBeijingBerlinCairoChicagoDamascusDublinFlorenceGuangzhouHavanaHong KongIstanbulJerusalemLhasaLondonMadridMeccaMexico CityMoscowMumbaiNaplesNew York CityParisPragueRio de JaneiroRomeSt PetersburgSamarkandSan FranciscoSydneyTimbuktuTokyoVeniceViennaWashington D.C.
ISBN:
9780500021651
Dewey class:
910.91732910.9173
Language:
English
BRN:
372135
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Countries910.9173 GREAvailable
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