Babylon Is Everywhere: The City as Man's Fate

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CONTENTS
PREFACE13
PART ONE: FROM UR TO LOS ANGELES15
PART TWO. THE CITY'S BEGINNING
1. The Invention of Agriculture25
2. The Invention of Walls32
3. The ABC of Destruction: Jericho and Troy36
4. The Beginning of Culture: Uruk and Kish42
5. Cities of the Dead and of the Gods: Memphis and Thebes48
6. The Wedding at Susa53
PART THREE: THE COSMOPOLITAN CITIES OF ANTIQUITY
1. This Was Babylon63
2. Nineveh, the Murderous City83
3. The Labyrinth of Knossos92
4. The So-called Democracy of Athens100
5. Archimedes and Cleopatra115
6. The Bloodstained Queen of the Seas126
7. The Glittering Misery of Rome133
PART FOUR: THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE AGES
1. The Bulwark on the Bosporus157
2. A Thousand and One Cities163
3. The Dream of Ancient Nuremberg177
4. Italy's Golden Cities196
5. The Death of Lisbon206
PART FIVE: THE GREAT REVOLUTIONS
1. Babylon on the Seine215
2. Under Clouds of Steam228
3. Peter's Burgh and Stalin's City241
4. The Tragedy of Berlin252
5. The Babylonian Towers of New York268

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