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Amsterdam: The Brief Life of a City

Mak, Geert

ISBN 10: 186046789X / 1-86046-789-X
ISBN 13: 9781860467899
Publisher: The Harvill Press
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Softcover
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A magnet for trade and travellers from all over the world, stylish, cosmopolitan Amsterdam is a city not only of dreams and nightmares, of grand civic architecture and legendary beauty, but also of civil wars, bloody religious purges, and the tragedy of Anne Frank. In this fascinating examination of the city's soul, part history, part travel guide, Geert Mak imaginatively recreates the lives of the early Amsterdammers, and traces Amsterdam's progress from waterlogged settlement to a major financial centre and thriving modern metropolis.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Dutch

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