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This is the first book in English to relate the history of Damascus, bringing out the crucial role the city has played at many points in the region's past.Damascus traces the history of this colourful, significant and complex city through its physical development, from the city's emergence in around 7000 BC through the changing cavalcade of Aramaean, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Mongol and French rulers right up to the end of Turkish control in 1918.

In Damascus, every layer of the history has built precisely on top of its predecessors for at least three millennia, leaving a detailed archaeological record of one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The book looks particularly at the interplay between the western and eastern influences that have provided Damascus with such a rich past, and how this perfectly encapsulates the forces that have played over the Middle East as a whole from the earliest recorded times to the present.

Lavishly illustrated and comprehensive, Damascus: A History is a compelling and unique exploration of a fascinating city.

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Lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs and original plans, Damascus provides for the first time in English a compelling and unique exploration of a fascinating city. Damascus traces the story of this colourful, significant and complex city through its physical development, from its obscure origins in the Bronze Age through the changing cavalcade of Aramaean, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Turkish and French rulers right up to the end of Ottoman control in 1918. Examining how every layer of history in Damascus has built precisely on top of its predecessors for at least three millennia, this book looks at the detailed, and largely untouched archaeological record of one of the oldest continuously inhabited capitals in the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415413176
Author:
Burns, Ross
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
386
Dimensions:
9.14x6.26x.75 in. 1.51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs and original plans, Damascus provides for the first time in English a compelling and unique exploration of a fascinating city. Damascus traces the story of this colourful, significant and complex city through its physical development, from its obscure origins in the Bronze Age through the changing cavalcade of Aramaean, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Turkish and French rulers right up to the end of Ottoman control in 1918. Examining how every layer of history in Damascus has built precisely on top of its predecessors for at least three millennia, this book looks at the detailed, and largely untouched archaeological record of one of the oldest continuously inhabited capitals in the world.
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