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by Philip Blom,Geert Mak


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Lovers of Amsterdam will revel in the exhaustive reconstruction of everyday life in the medieval city.

Lovers of Amsterdam will revel in the exhaustive reconstruction of everyday life in the medieval city. Independent on Sunday. A strong sense of irony and a lively prose style make Geert Mak's Amsterdam one of the most unusual and engaging 'city books' I have read this year. to bring Amsterdam into the modern age. This he does with wit and style. But his real achievement.

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.

Though it claims it’s a ‘brief’ history of Amsterdam, this Geert Mak classic takes 400 pages to cover the history of the city . Mak brings to life the history of the city with historical records, diaries, anecdotes and even police reports.

Though it claims it’s a ‘brief’ history of Amsterdam, this Geert Mak classic takes 400 pages to cover the history of the city from the year 1,000 to the present. And every page is worth reading.

Enter Zip Code or city, state. Geert Mak is an excellent observer and writer of vignettes and people. Amsterdam's position within the Holy Roman Empire as well as part of the Habsburg Empire are hardly mentioned

Enter Zip Code or city, state. Error: Please enter a valid ZIP code or city and state. This book about Amsterdam is at its best when Mak narrates Rembrandt drawing an executed woman, exploring both the plights of that poor woman and the ups and downs in the life of the famous artist. Amsterdam's position within the Holy Roman Empire as well as part of the Habsburg Empire are hardly mentioned. Its rivalries with The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam and London are also missing, as are many of the world's greatest minds and artists (Spinoza, van Gogh, Mondrian

Author: Geert Mak, Philip Blom. Amsterdam (re-issue) - mak,geert

Author: Geert Mak, Philip Blom. Amsterdam (re-issue) - mak,geert. A magnet for trade and travellers from all over the world, stylish, cosmopolitan Amsterdam is a city 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. Read full description. See details and exclusions.

Every Amsterdammer have read "Amsterdam: A brief life of the city" at least once. Did you know that the Red Light District of Amsterdam is the oldest area in town? Geert Mak describes how this area was around the year 1300

Every Amsterdammer have read "Amsterdam: A brief life of the city" at least once. It's by far the best book about Amsterdam's fascinating history. Did you know that the Red Light District of Amsterdam is the oldest area in town? Geert Mak describes how this area was around the year 1300. In this fascinating examination of Amsterdam’s soul, part history, part travel guide, Mak recreates the lives of the early Amsterdam in his book Amsterdam: A brief life of the city. A wonderful boo. ne of the most readable and most surprising stories that ever appeared.

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Geert Mak. This book is intended for visitors, tourists and native Amsterdammers who want to learn more about the city’s roots, without having to dive into comprehensive historical tomes. Its compactness alone makes Amsterdam: A Brief Life of the City unique. The book is structured around specific events, people and, sometimes, houses. The author uses these particulars to tell a larger story and give a broader perspective. Mak set off on foot through Amsterdam, his own city.

A magnet for trade and travelers from all over the world, stylish, cosmopolitan Amsterdam is a city 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 center and thriving modern metropolis


Comments: (7)

BlackHaze
Mak is able to weave together history and contemporary sights with the clear and engaging style of a journalist. I read it while I was in Amsterdam, and it was more interesting than a guidebook, for sure. I ended up getting his "In Europe," after I got home and found the same blend.
Gnng
Despite more recent releases about Amsterdam, Geert Mak's book remains the standard. Authoritative, detailed and always interesting, Mak explains the reasons why Amsterdam differs from all other European capitals. The treatment of early Amsterdam and the Golden Age are especially fascinating, with the insights into Rembrandt's life a real highlight for me.
Perongafa
I used to live in Amsterdam. I read this book about 4 times from the library and finally decided to buy it . It is a "people's history" of Amsterdam, great read.
Jeb
Literate and interesting. It spans the long history of the city. I got lost at times in all the names but overall it paints a thorough picture of the city as it evolved.
Gholbirius
I was assigned this book as a pre-departure read for a college study abroad program and have been thrilled by Mak's descriptions, research, and integration of primary sources to reveal an evolution of Amsterdam's culture from its very beginnings to the complex identity of the city today. It is not too heavy and is broken up into easy to read sections, so you can easily start and finish stories while in a waiting room. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to learn more about Amsterdam before visiting.
Marige
This book reminds me of an outstanding history teacher who maintains the interest of his students with a series of fascinating and relevant anecdotes. I enjoyed reading it and I feel that I now have a much better appreciation of this city. I highly recommend it to anyone planning a visit to Amsterdam.
Fonceiah
This book follows the development of Amsterdam from the 13th century to the present. Very thorough information on Holocaust and current living conditions.
Interesting and good overview of Amsterdam. For anybody interested in a readable history of this city this functions as a good primer.
Amsterdam: A Brief Life of the City download epub
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Philip Blom,Geert Mak
ISBN: 186046789X
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Random House UK (January 15, 2001)
Pages: 338 pages