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Transforming Damascus : space and modernity in an Islamic city

Author: Leila Hudson
Publisher: London ; New York : Tauris Academic Studies, 2008.
Series: Library of Middle East history, 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1860 Damascus was a sleepy provincial capital of the weakening Ottoman Empire, a city defined in terms of its relationship to the holy places of Islam in the Arabian Hijaz and its legacy of Islamic knowledge. Yet by 1918 Damascus had become a seat of Arab nationalism and a would-be modern state capital. How can this metamorphosis be explained? Here Leila Hudson describes the transformation of Damascus. Within a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leila Hudson
ISBN: 9781845115791 1845115791
OCLC Number: 154698761
Description: x, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Approaching Damascus --
On Political Capital, 1860-1880 --
On Archival Capital --
On Merchant Capital --
On Human Capital --
On Intellectual Capital --
On Political Capital, 1897-1908 --
On Capital in Crisis, 1908-1918.
Series Title: Library of Middle East history, 16.
Responsibility: Leila Hudson.
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