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The great cities in history

The great cities in history

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Published by Thames & Hudson in London [England] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cities and towns -- History,
  • Civilization,
  • World history

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-297).

    Statementedited by John Julius Norwich.
    ContributionsNorwich, John Julius, 1929-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHT111 .G74 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination304 p. :
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24054199M
    ISBN 109780500251546
    LC Control Number2009512932

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