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Aleppo: The Rise and Fall of a World City

Philip Mansel

Verlag: I.B.Tauris, 2016
ISBN 10: 1784534617 / ISBN 13: 9781784534615
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Titel: Aleppo: The Rise and Fall of a World City

Verlag: I.B.Tauris

Erscheinungsdatum: 2016

Einband: Hardcover

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?Every time gardens welcomed us, we said to them,
Aleppo is our aim and you are merely the route.?

Aleppo lies in ruins, a casualty of Syria's brutal civil war. Its streets are cloaked in darkness, its population scattered, its memories ravaged. But this was once once a vibrant world city, where Muslims, Christians and Jews lived and traded together in peace. Few places are as ancient and diverse as Aleppo - one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world - successively Hittite, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Seleucid, Armenian, Roman, Ummayyad, Abbasid and Mameluk. During the Ottoman empire it became the empire's third largest city, after Constantinople and Cairo. Its significance was its position at the end of the Silk Road, at the crossroads of the world's trade, where merchants from Venice, Isfahan and Agra gathered in the largest souq in the Middle East and from which sprang some of the world's most enduring food, music and culture. In this, the first history of Aleppo during, Philip Mansel vividly describes Aleppo at the pinnacle of its cultural and economic power, a poignant testament to this once-vital world city.

Über den Autor: Philip Mansel is a historian of France and the Middle East. He has lived in Paris, Beirut and Istanbul, and has frequently returned to Aleppo since his first visit in 1969. In 2012 he won the London Library Life in Literature award, and in 2013 became a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres. Aleppo: Rise and Fall of a World City is his third book on mixed cities of the Middle East, after Constantinople: City of the World's Desire (1995), on Istanbul; and Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean (2010), on Smyrna, Alexandria and Beirut. In 2015 I.B.Tauris published Mansel?s acclaimed account of the court of Napoleon, The Eagle in Slendour.

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