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Damascus : a history

Author: Ross Burns
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Damascus traces the history of this colourful, significant and complex city through is physical development, from the city's emergence in around 7000 BC, through the changing cavalcade of Aramaean,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Burns
ISBN: 9780415413176 0415413176 9780415271059 0415271053
OCLC Number: 474163108
Description: xx, 386 s
Contents: Introduction 1. The Emergence of Damascus: 9000-1100 BC 2. Dimashqu - Damascus from the Aramaeans to the Persians: 1000-532 BC 3. A Greater Game - Assyrians, Persians, Greeks: 732-300 BC 4. The Sowing of Hellenism - Ptolemies and Seleucids: 300-64 BC 5. Pax Romana: 64 BC-AD 30 6. Metropolis Romana: AD 30-268 7. Holding the Line: AD 269-610 8. 'Farewell, Oh Syria': 611-750 9. The Umayyads: 661-750 10. Decline, Confusion and Irrelevance: 750-1008 11. Islam Resurgent: 1098-1174 12. Saladin and the Ayyubids: 1174-1250 13. Mamluks: 1260-1515 14. The Ottoman Centuries: 1516-1840 15. Reform and Reaction: 1840-1918 Epilogue Appendices Glossary of Terms and Names Maps of City and Environs Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Ross Burns

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