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Damascus : a history

Author: Ross Burns
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Cities of the ancient world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Damascus, first published in 2005, was the first book in English to relate the history of the city, bringing out the crucial role it has played at many points in the region's past. It traced 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burns, Ross, author.
Damascus
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2018034599
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Burns
ISBN: 9781351055222 1351055224 9781351055215 1351055216 9781351055208 1351055208 9781351055192 1351055194
OCLC Number: 1049577370
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The emergence of Damascus (9000 --
c1000 BC) --
Dimashqu : Damascus from the Aramaeans to the Assyrians (c1000 --
732 BC) --
A greater game : Assyrians, Persians, Greeks (732-300 BC) --
The sowing of Hellenism : Ptolemies and Seleucids (300-64 BC) --
Towards a Pax Romana (64 BC-AD 30) --
Metropolis Romana (AD 30-268) --
Holding the line (AD 269-610) --
'Farewell oh Syria' (611-661) --
The Umayyads (661-750) --
Decline, confusion and irrelevance (750-1098) --
Islam resurgent (1098-1174) --
Saladin and the Ayyubids (1174-1250) --
Mamluks (1250-1515) --
The Ottoman centuries (1516-1840) --
Reform and revitalisation (1840-1918) --
Epilogue : Countdown to Catastrophe (1919-2011)
Series Title: Cities of the ancient world.
Responsibility: Ross Burns.

Abstract:

Damascus, first published in 2005, was the first book in English to relate the history of the city, bringing out the crucial role it has played at many points in the region's past. It traced 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. Now updated to place the city in the context of the events of the Syrian conflict post-2011, and to include the most recent scholarship on the long history of the city, this volume is a must-read for anyone interested in Syrian history and archaeology, and an ideal partner to Burns' Aleppo (Routledge, 2016). Lavishly illustrated, Damascus: A History remains a compelling and unique exploration of this fascinating city.

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