Download e-book for kindle: Damascus: A History (Cities of the Ancient World) by Ross Burns

By Ross Burns

this can be the 1st booklet in English to narrate the heritage of Damascus, bringing out the an important function the town has performed at many issues within the region's previous. Damascus strains the background of this vibrant, major and intricate urban via its actual improvement, from the city's emergence in round 7000 BC in the course of the altering cavalcade of Aramaean, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Mongol and French rulers correct as much as the tip of Turkish keep an eye on in 1918.

In Damascus, each layer of the historical past has equipped accurately on most sensible of its predecessors for no less than 3 millennia, leaving a close archaeological checklist of 1 of the oldest continually inhabited towns on this planet. The ebook appears really on the interaction among the western and japanese impacts that experience supplied Damascus with this kind of wealthy previous, and the way this completely encapsulates the forces that experience performed over the center East as an entire from the earliest recorded instances to the current.

Lavishly illustrated, Damascus: A History is a compelling and specified exploration of a desirable city.

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