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Author Frye, David, 1963-
Title Walls : a history of civilization in blood and brick / David Frye.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Scribner, 2018.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 1  909 F    IN LIBRARY
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description xii, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-275) and index.
Contents 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.
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.
Added Title History of civilization in blood and brick
ISBN 9781501172700 hardcover
1501172700 hardcover
9781501172717 paperback
1501172719 paperback