Coupon
The Rise and Fall of Alexandria : Birthplace of the Modern World
by Justin Pollard and Howard Reid


Overview - A short history of nearly everything classical. The foundations of the modern world were laid in Alexandria of Egypt at the turn of the first millennium. In this compulsively readable narrative, Justin Pollard and Howard Reid bring one of history's most fascinating and prolific cities to life, creating a treasure trove of our intellectual and cultural origins.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $18.00

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 50 copies from $3.58
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About The Rise and Fall of Alexandria by Justin Pollard; Howard Reid
 
 
 
Overview
A short history of nearly everything classical. The foundations of the modern world were laid in Alexandria of Egypt at the turn of the first millennium. In this compulsively readable narrative, Justin Pollard and Howard Reid bring one of history's most fascinating and prolific cities to life, creating a treasure trove of our intellectual and cultural origins. Famous for its lighthouse, its library-the greatest in antiquity-and its fertile intellectual and spiritual life--it was here that Christianity and Islam came to prominence as world religions--Alexandria now takes its rightful place alongside Greece and Rome as a titan of the ancient world. Sparkling with fresh insights on science, philosophy, culture, and invention, this is an irresistible, eye- opening delight.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780143112518
  • ISBN-10: 0143112511
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: October 2007
  • Page Count: 329
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.42 x 5.48 x 0.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds


Related Categories

Books > History > Ancient - Egypt

 
BAM Customer Reviews