Europe’s Babylon: The Rise and Fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age a book by Michael Pye

A revelatory history of Antwerp--from its rise to a world city to its fall in the Spanish Fury--by the New York Times Notable author of The Edge of the World. Before Amsterdam, there was a dazzling North Sea port at the hub of the known world: the city of Antwerp. In the Age of Exploration, Antwerp …

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