Walls: A History of Civilization

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Walls: A History of Civilization
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   David Frye
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 129
CategoriesHistory of architecture
World history
ISBN 9780571348428
Edition Main

Publishing Details

Publisher Faber & Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 5 September 2019
NZ Release Date 5 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom


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.

Author Biography

David Frye is a professor and historian, whose research has taken him around the world and involved him in numerous archaeological digs since receiving his PhD from Duke University. He has published extensively in international academic journals. Frye lives in Connecticut.