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The Merchant of Syria : a History of Survival.

Author: Diana Darke
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the life of Abu Chaker, a cloth merchant from Homs who lived from 1921 to 2013. Drawing on interviews conducted in Syria, Lebanon and Britain, Abu Chaker's story exemplifies many of today's pressing global issues -- poverty, Islamic values, religious co-existence, refugees, displacement, multiculturalism, political unrest and terrorism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Darke, Diana.
Merchant of Syria : A History of Survival.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Darke
ISBN: 9780190934811 0190934816
OCLC Number: 1041882052
Description: 1 online resource (358 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Mercantile Tradition; 2. An Ottoman Inheritance; 3. The Patriarchal Society; 4. A Brief Childhood; 5. The French Mandate and the Great Syrian Revolt; 6. Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage; 7. Syrian Independence and the Rise of the Ba'ath Party; 8. Early Business Ventures and Politics; 9. The Lebanon Effect; 10. Expansion into Lebanon; 11. The Commercial Climate under Hafez al-Assad; 12. Emigration to Britain; 13. Bashar al-Assad and the Beginnings of Economic Liberalisation. 14. A Syrian Merchant in London15. The Syrian Revolution and the War Economy; 16. Return to Homs and Final Displacement; 17. The Merchant Legacy and the Future of Syria; Acknowledgements; Glossary; Sources and Suggested Reading; Culture Through Making, the charity supported by this book; Index.

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Tells the life of Abu Chaker, a cloth merchant from Homs who lived from 1921 to 2013. Drawing on interviews conducted in Syria, Lebanon and Britain, Abu Chaker's story exemplifies many of today's pressing global issues -- poverty, Islamic values, religious co-existence, refugees, displacement, multiculturalism, political unrest and terrorism.

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