Yayıncı Random House-US ( 05 / 2014 ) ISBN 9780804172813 | 13,21x19,99x2,21 cm. | İngilizce | Türler Şehir Tarihi / Dünya
Amsterdam is not just any city. Despite its relative size it hasstood alongside its larger cousins - Paris, London, Berlin - andhas influenced the modern world to a degree that few other citieshave. Sweeping across the city's colourful thousand year history, Amsterdam will bring the place to life: its sights and smells; itspolitics and people. Concentrating on two significant periods - thelate 1500s to the mid 1600s and then from the Second World War tothe present, Russell Shorto's masterful biography looks atAmsterdam's central preoccupations. Just as fin-de-siecle Viennawas the birthplace of psychoanalysis, seventeenth century Amsterdamwas the wellspring of liberalism, and today it is still a city thattakes individual freedom very seriously. A wonderfully evocativebook that takes Amsterdam's dramatic past and present and populatesit with a whole host of colourful characters, Amsterdam is thedefinitive book on this great city.
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