Cover of: The rise and fall of Alexandria | Justin Pollard

The rise and fall of Alexandria

birthplace of the modern mind

Published by Viking Penguin in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-315) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
932
Library of Congress
DT154.A4 P65 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
xix, 329 p. :
Number of pages
329

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23077147M
Internet Archive
risefallofalexan0000poll
ISBN 10
0670037974
ISBN 13
9780670037971, 9780143112518
LC Control Number
2006044737
Library Thing
1376813
Goodreads
400064
2150938
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