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Inhaltsangabe: Cosmopolitan, stylish, even a little decadent, Amsterdam--"the Venice of the North"--is a city of legendary beauty. From a twelfth-century settlement of wooden huts at the mouth of the River Amstel, it had become by the late sixteenth century one of the great cultural capitals of Europe and a major financial center.
In this gracefully written examination of Amsterdam's soul--part history, part travel guide--the Dutch writer Geert Mak imaginatively depicts the lives of early Amsterdammers and traces the city's progress from a small town of merchants, sailors, farmers, and fishermen to a thriving metropolis. Mak's Amsterdam is a city of dreams and nightmares, of grand civic architecture and magnificent monuments, but also of civil wars, uprisings, and bloody religious purges. In his delightfully instructive journey through the city and through time, Mak displays an eye for the bizarre and the unexpected: a Rembrandt sketch of a young girl executed for manslaughter; the shoe of a medieval lady unearthed during a remodeling project; a graffito foretelling the city's doom on the wall of a mansion, daubed by a deranged burgomaster with his own blood.
Amsterdam remains a magnet for travelers from around the world, and this charmingly detailed account of its origins and its history through the present day is designed to help the reader step into daily life in a truly modern city.
About the Author:
Geert Mak is one of the most prominent journalists in the Netherlands.
Philipp Blom works as a journalist, novelist, and translator in London, England.
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Good. 0674009932 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0674009932Z3
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Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, U.S.A., 2002. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Trade paperback. Free of any notes or highlighters etc. One small droplet of stain in the edges. Nice copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004721
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 2002. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0674009932
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good Plus. 338 pp. Tightly bound. Spine not compromised. Text is free of markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 060672
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 2000. Buchzustand: Good. 1 Edition. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94114543
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Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press:, 2000. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. First published in 1999, in the UK., this book is the 2000 printing, 338 pages, illustrated, translated by Philipp Blom. "In this gracefully written examination of Amsterdam's soul- part history, part travel guide-Dutch writer Geert Mak imaginatively depicts the lives of early Amsterdammers and traces the city's progress, from a small town of merchants, sailors, farmers, and fishermen to a thriving metropolis." FINE SOFTCOVER. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 025997
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 2002. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. 1 This book is in good condition; no remainder marks. The book has some shelfwear. Some underlined passages and margin notes in the first five chapters. ; 8.90 X 5.72 X 0.88 inches; 352 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 021515-399-057
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