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5 Cities That Ruled the World: How Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London & New York Shaped Global History

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The gripping and illuminative story of how five cities-Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and New York-shaped the course of global history.

History unfolds in a wide tapestry, but some patterns and threads stand out from the others for their brilliance and importance in the bigger picture. Five Cities that Ruled the World examines how and why a handful of cities-Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and New York-emerged in their respective times of influence to dominate the world stage, directing wealth and power, influencing faith and belief, commanding fear and allegiance, provoking wars and conquests, and shaping the world we live in today. Profiling their leaders, exploring their philosophies, following their armies into war, riding their merchant ships to ports of commerce, and watching as one eclipses the others, Douglas Wilson broadens our understanding and appreciation of these cities with piercing insights, curious details, and entertaining stories.

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Wilson offers a gripping and illuminating story of how five cities--Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and New York--shaped the course of global history.

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ISBN:
9781595551368
Author:
Wilson, Douglas
Publisher:
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World history
Subject:
Civilization, Western -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x1.00 in. .61 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
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Product details 236 pages Thomas Nelson Publishers - English 9781595551368 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The gripping and illuminative story of how five cities-Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and New York-shaped the course of global history.

History unfolds in a wide tapestry, but some patterns and threads stand out from the others for their brilliance and importance in the bigger picture. Five Cities that Ruled the World examines how and why a handful of cities-Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and New York-emerged in their respective times of influence to dominate the world stage, directing wealth and power, influencing faith and belief, commanding fear and allegiance, provoking wars and conquests, and shaping the world we live in today. Profiling their leaders, exploring their philosophies, following their armies into war, riding their merchant ships to ports of commerce, and watching as one eclipses the others, Douglas Wilson broadens our understanding and appreciation of these cities with piercing insights, curious details, and entertaining stories.

"Synopsis" by , Wilson offers a gripping and illuminating story of how five cities--Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and New York--shaped the course of global history.
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