From Mycenae To Constantinople

Author : Richard A. Tomlinson
ISBN : 9781134928941
Genre : History
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Tomlinson presents studies of selected ancient cities, ranging from the earliest development of urban architecture in Europe to the imperial cities of Rome and Constantinople. It gives an account of their architecture, not merely from the art historical point of view, but as an expression of the social organisation, and political systems employed by the people who lived in them.
Category: History

The Ancient World

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ISBN : UOM:39015051785593
Genre : Greece
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Category: Greece

Byzantinische Zeitschrift

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ISBN : UOM:39015067431695
Genre : Byzantine antiquities
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Category: Byzantine antiquities

The Epic City

Author : Annette Lucia Giesecke
ISBN : 0674023749
Genre : Gardening
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As Greek and Trojan forces battled in the shadow of Troy's wall, Hephaistos created a wondrous, ornately decorated shield for Achilles. At the Shield's center lay two walled cities, one at war and one at peace, surrounded by fields and pasturelands. Viewed as Homer's blueprint for an ideal, or utopian, social order, the Shield reveals that restraining and taming Nature would be fundamental to the Hellenic urban quest. It is this ideal that Classical Athens, with her utilitarian view of Nature, exemplified. In a city lacking pleasure gardens, it was particularly worthy of note when Epicurus created his garden oasis within the dense urban fabric. The disastrous results of extreme anthropocentrism would promote an essentially nostalgic desire to break down artificial barriers between humanity and Nature. This new ideal, vividly expressed through the domestication of Nature in villas and gardens and also through primitivist and Epicurean tendencies in Latin literature, informed the urban endeavors of Rome.
Category: Gardening

Science And Its Times

Author : Neil Schlager
ISBN : UCSD:31822029912722
Genre : Science
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Combining essays on people, theories, discoveries and concepts with overviews, primary documents and chronological elements, this reference offers a way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday life.
Category: Science