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By Ross Burns

this is often the 1st e-book in English to narrate the heritage of Damascus, bringing out the an important position the town has performed at many issues within the region's prior. Damascus lines the background of this vibrant, major and intricate urban via its actual improvement, from the city's emergence in round 7000 BC throughout the altering cavalcade of Aramaean, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Mongol and French rulers correct as much as the top of Turkish regulate in 1918.

In Damascus, each layer of the historical past has equipped accurately on most sensible of its predecessors for a minimum of 3 millennia, leaving an in depth archaeological checklist of 1 of the oldest consistently inhabited towns on this planet. The e-book seems rather on the interaction among the western and japanese affects that experience supplied Damascus with this type of wealthy previous, and the way this completely encapsulates the forces that experience performed over the center East as an entire from the earliest recorded occasions to the current.

Lavishly illustrated, Damascus: A History is a compelling and targeted exploration of a desirable city.

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