Damascus: A History
Routledge, 2007 M06 11 - 408 páginas
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, Damascus: A History is a compelling and unique exploration of a fascinating city.
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
No encontramos ningún comentario en los lugares habituales.
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
Abbasid administration al-`Adil al-Din al-Nasr al-Walid Aleppo Antioch Arab Arabic Arabic Arabic Aramaean architectural army Assyrian Ayyubid Baghdad Barada Baybars became building Byzantine Cairo Caliph campaign capital central centre century Christian church Citadel city’s courtyard Crusaders Damascene Damascus dome Duqaq dynasty early east eastern Egypt Egyptian Empire façade Fatimid Figure forces Ghassanids Ghouta Governor Greek Hajj Hammam Hauran Hellenised Hijaz imperial initially Iraq Islamic Istanbul Jerusalem Khan kilometres King kingdom later Madrasa major Mamluk metres Midan military minaret Mongol monuments Muslim Nabataean northern Nur al-Din ofDamascus ofthe old city Ottoman palace Palestine Palmyra Pasha perhaps peribolos Persian population probably province Ptolemies quarter region religious remained role Roman Rome Rome’s route rule rulers Saladin Salihiye Sauvaget Seleucid Seljuk Semitic Shi`ite southern Syria Street style Sultan Sunni survive Syria temenos temple tomb trade tradition Turkish Umayyad Mosque walls western Zengid