A fascinating illustrated history of the most important cities of antiquity, from Alexandria to York.
Colin McEvedy (1930-2005) was a psychiatrist, historian and demographer. His many books included the Penguin atlases of Ancient History, Medieval History and Modern History, African History, North American History, the Pacific,The Atlas of World Population History (written with Richard Jones) and The Atlas of World History (written with Sarah McEvedy). .
Colin McEvedy was a polymath. If you wanted to know something,
Google had failed you and the British Library seemed too far away,
the obvious move was to ask McEvedy * Independent *
A beautifully produced and completely wacky testimony to the life and scholarship of a passionate private historian * The Times Higher Education Supplement *