Walls

ISBN
9780571348428
Published
05/09/2019
9780571348428
Format
Paperback
Price
£10.99
Paperback
304

About the Book

For thousands of years, humans have built walls and assaulted them, admired walls and reviled them. Great Walls have appeared on nearly every continent, accompanying the rise of cities, nations, and empires.

In Walls, David Frye uncovers a story that is more than just bricks and stone: he reveals the startling link between what we build and how we live, who we are and how we came to be. It is nothing less than the story of civilization.

For thousands of years, humans have built walls and assaulted them, admired walls and reviled them. Great Walls have appeared on nearly every continent, accompanying the rise of cities, nations, and empires. In Walls, David Frye uncovers a story that is more than just bricks and stone: he reveals the startling link between what we build and how we live, who we are and how we came to be. It is nothing less than the story of civilization.
“Haunting and brilliant.”
- Tom Holland
“These are good stories and Frye tells them well . . . A timely and interesting book that reminds us that no matter how solid they are, the walls we surround ourselves with are eventually breached, whatever the politicians claim.”
- Financial Times

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