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The Resource Athens, James H.S. McGregor

Athens, James H.S. McGregor

Label
Athens
Title
Athens
Statement of responsibility
James H.S. McGregor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Revered as the birthplace of Western thought and democracy, Athens is much more than an open-air museum filled with crumbling monuments to ancient glory. Athens takes readers on a journey from the classical city-state to today's contemporary capital, revealing a world-famous metropolis that has been resurrected and redefined time and again. Although the Acropolis remains the city's anchor, Athens' vibrant culture extends far beyond the Greek city's antique boundaries. James H.S. McGregor points out how the cityscape preserves signs of the many actors who have crossed its historical stage. Alexander the Great incorporated Athens into his empire, as did the Romans. Byzantine Christians repurposed Greek temples, the Parthenon included, into churches. From the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, the city's language changed from French to Spanish to Italian, as Crusaders and adventurers from different parts of Western Europe took turns sacking and administering the city. An Islamic Athens took root following the Ottoman conquest of 1456 and remained in place for nearly four hundred years, until Greek patriots finally won independence in a blood-drenched revolution. Since then, Athenians have endured many hardships, from Nazi occupation and military coups to famine and economic crisis. Yet, as McGregor shows, the history of Athens is closer to a heroic epic than a Greek tragedy. Richly supplemented with maps and illustrations, Athens paints a portrait of one of the world's great cities, designed for travelers as well as armchair students of urban history
Summary
Revered as the birthplace of Western thought and democracy, Athens is much more than an open-air museum filled with crumbling monuments to ancient glory. Athens takes readers on a journey from the classical city-state to today's contemporary capital, revealing a world-famous metropolis that has been resurrected and redefined time and again
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10300953
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGregor, James H.
Dewey number
949.5/12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • City planning
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Historic buildings
  • Buildings
  • City planning
  • Historic buildings
  • Travel
  • Greece
  • Athen
Target audience
adult
Label
Athens, James H.S. McGregor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the rock -- The Acropolis in the fifth century -- The Athenian Agora -- On the perimeter -- Hellenistic and Roman Athens -- Late antique and medieval Athens -- The War for Independence and the creation of a national capital -- Modern Athens
Control code
ocn861674357
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780674047723
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013037579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)861674357
Label
Athens, James H.S. McGregor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the rock -- The Acropolis in the fifth century -- The Athenian Agora -- On the perimeter -- Hellenistic and Roman Athens -- Late antique and medieval Athens -- The War for Independence and the creation of a national capital -- Modern Athens
Control code
ocn861674357
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780674047723
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013037579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)861674357

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