The Companion Guide to Rome

The Companion Guide to Rome

Classic guide to Rome which sells and sells. New edition thoroughly revised and updated.

The Companion Guide to Ireland

The Companion Guide to Ireland

As well as being a practical guide it's an exhilarating read... It is a delightful thing: anybody contemplaing crossing to Ireland for pleasure shouldn't think of going without consulting it. OBSERVER

The Companion Guide to Sicily

The Companion Guide to Sicily

This vivid, knowledgeable and privileged guide to the riches of Sicily is vintage Companion Guide, the first new title to be published in the relaunched series.

The Companion Guide to Venice

The Companion Guide to Venice

`It offers all that the visitor with a concern for beauty and for leisurely sight-seeing will require.' Financial Times`If ever a guidebook were designed to be read as literature it is Mr Honour's. Even those who know Venice well and love it well will add to their appreciation from this seemingly endless store of information.' Economist

The Companion Guide to Burgundy

The Companion Guide to Burgundy

For anyone planning a visit to Burgundy this Guide is indispensable. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

The Companion Guide to Istanbul and Around the Marmara

The Companion Guide to Istanbul and Around the Marmara

The traveller gets exactly what he needs, and in a handy format. THE TIMES The author seems to have covered every road in the country, and has something of interest to say about virtually every site. COUNTRY LIFE

The Companion Guide to Madrid and Central Spain

The Companion Guide to Madrid and Central Spain

The history and culture of Madrid, the cluster of historical cities at an easy distance (Segovia, Avila and Toledo) and the heartlands of Castile - the core of Spanish civilisation.

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome

Rome was the largest city in the ancient world. As the capital of the Roman Empire, it was clearly an exceptional city in terms of size, diversity and complexity. While the Colosseum, imperial palaces and Pantheon are among its most famous features, this volume explores Rome primarily as a city in which many thousands of men and women were born, lived and died. The thirty-one chapters by leading historians, classicists and archaeologists discuss issues ranging from the monuments and the games to the food and water supply, from policing and riots to domestic housing, from death and disease to pagan cults and the impact of Christianity. Richly illustrated, the volume introduces groundbreaking new research against the background of current debates and is designed as a readable survey accessible in particular to undergraduates and non-specialists.