Mansel, P: Aleppo

- The Rise and Fall of Syria's Great Merchant City

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Mansel, P: Aleppo
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
24-02-2016
Sprog:
Engelsk
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'Every time gardens welcomed us, we said to them,Aleppo is our aim and you are merely the route.' Al-Mutanabbi Aleppo lies in ruins. Its streets are plunged in darkness, most of its population has fled. But this was once a vibrant world city, where Muslims, Christians and Jews lived and traded together in peace. Few places are as ancient and diverse as Aleppo - one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities in the world - successively ruled by the Assyrian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Arab, Ottoman and French empires. Under the Ottomans, it became the empire's third largest city, after Constantinople and Cairo. It owed its wealth to its position at the end of the Silk Road, at a crossroads of world trade, where merchants from Venice, Isfahan and Agra gathered in the largest suq in the Middle East. Throughout the region, it was famous for its food and its music. For 400 years British and French consuls and merchants lived in Aleppo; many of their accounts are used here for the first time.In the first history of Aleppo in English, Dr Philip Mansel vividly describes its decline from a pinnacle of cultural and economic power, a poignant testament to a city shattered by Syria's civil war.

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Udgivelsesdato:
24-02-2016
ISBN13:
9781784534615
Vægt:
453 g
Dybde:
30 mm
Bredde:
135 mm
Højde:
216 mm
Format:
Hardback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse Invaluable to all those interested in the magnificent history of this now-ruined city. 14 bw in 8pp plates, 2 maps

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