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Walls : a history of civilization in blood and brick / David Frye.

Frye, David, 1963- (author.).
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Princeton PL - Princeton 909 Fry (Text) 30890000732626 New Adult Materials Upper level Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 909 FRY (Text) 70741000151914 Adult Non Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501172700
  • ISBN: 1501172700
  • ISBN: 9781501172717
  • ISBN: 1501172719
  • Physical Description: xii, 292 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-275) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: A wall against the wasteland -- Part one: Builders and barbarians. Midwife to civilization: wall builders at the dawn of history: the ancient Near East, 2500-500 BC -- To wall or not to wall?: Greece, 600-338 BC -- "Cries of pain and sadness": China, 214 BC -- Wallers and warriors: life outside the walls: Eurasia, 2000 BC-AD 1800 -- Part two: The great age of walls. Prologue to the great age of walls: Alexander's gates: timeless folklore -- Walls connect Eurasia: China and central Asia, c. 100 BC -- Hadrian's walls: the Roman Empire, AD 117-38 -- Paradise lost: The Roman Empire, c. AD 300 -- Defenseless behind walls: The Roman and Byzantine Empires, AD 400-600 -- Cycles of walls and despots: China, AD 280-1600 -- Walls and the Apocalypse: Western and Central Asia, AD 500-1300 -- Part three: The world in transition. The horrible bombard: Constantinople, AD 1453 -- Beyond the pale: Ireland, Scotland, and the Russian Empire, AD 1494-c. 1800 -- Fort Brokenheart: South, Central, and North America, prehistory-AD 1800 -- Part four: A clash of symbols. The last battles: China and France, 1933-40 -- "A hell of a lot better than a war": Berlin, 1961-89 -- Epilogue: "Love your neighbor, but don't pull down your hedge": Earth, 1990-present.
Summary, etc.:
"A survey of walls throughout history and their role in shaping society."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fortification > History > To 1500.
Military architecture > History > To 1500.
Walls > History > To 1500.
Military field engineering > History > To 1500.
Boundaries > History > To 1500.
Earthworks (Archaeology)
Defensive (Military science) > History > To 1500.
Civilization > History.

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