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Aleppo

Author : Ross Burns
ISBN : 9781134844081
Genre : History
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Aleppo is one of the longest-surviving cities of the ancient and Islamic Middle East. Until recently it enjoyed a thriving urban life—in particular an active traditional suq, whose origins can be traced across many centuries. Its tangle of streets still follow the Hellenistic grid and above it looms the great Citadel, which contains recently-uncovered remains of a Bronze/Iron Age temple complex, suggesting an even earlier role as a ‘high place’ in the Canaanite tradition. In the Arab Middle Ages, Aleppo was a strongpoint of the Islamic resistance to the Crusader presence. Its medieval Citadel is one of the most dramatic examples of a fortified enclosure in the Islamic tradition. In Mamluk and Ottoman times, the city took on a thriving commercial role and provided a base for the first European commercial factories and consulates in the Levant. Its commercial life funded a remarkable building tradition with some hundreds of the 600 or so officially-declared monuments dating from these eras, and its diverse ethnic mixture, with significant Kurdish, Turkish, Christian and Armenian communities provide a richer layering of influences on the city’s life. In this volume, Ross Burns explores the rich history of this important city, from its earliest history through to the modern era, providing a thorough treatment of this fascinating city history, accessible both to scholarly readers as well as to the general public interested in a factual and comprehensive survey of the city’s past.

Reshaping Urban Conservation

Author : Ana Pereira Roders
ISBN : 9789811088872
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Historic Cities Of The Islamic World

Author : Clifford Edmund Bosworth
ISBN : 9789004153882
Genre : History
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This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centres of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the consolidation of Islam as a faith and as a social and political institution. The articles have been taken from the second edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, completed in 2004, but in many cases expanded and rewritten. All have been updated to include fresh historical information, with note of contemporary social developments and population statistics. The book thus delineates the urban background of Islam has it has evolved up to the present day, highlighting the role of such great cities as Cairo, Istanbul, Baghdad and Delhi in Islamic history, and also brings them together in a rich panorama illustrating one of mankind's greatest achievements, the living organism of the city.

Visit The Old City Of Aleppo

Author : Khaldoun Fansa
ISBN : 1614571457
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The guns in Aleppo have fallen silent and the eastern part of the city is now rubble. Former east-end residents are gone and the streets are empty. In the meantime, Aleppo's UN-designated World Heritage Site has been damaged or destroyed. Aleppo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. How can Syria, and the world, recover this one-of-a-kind treasure? If the war of bombs and bullets and the parallel social war of one Syrian against another are to be resolved and the country rebuilt, Syrians will need to remember the ancient cultural touchstones that belong to every Syrian. This is the message of Aleppo-native Khaldoun Fansa, the author, and the illustrator Abdalla Asaad who lives in nearby Homs. Visit the Old City of Aleppo is Fansas effort to remind fellow Syrians of their unique culture and to create a rallying point for Syrians and their friends all over the world who want to heal the divisions and to rebuild the country. Royalties from sales will be donated to restoration and relief efforts. If Syria is to be restored, the international community needs to value Aleppo and other one-of-a-kind Syrian treasures. Visit the Old City of Aleppo is a children's book for adults ... as well as children. This book brings alive Aleppos ancient city in a story set just before the troubles began in 2011. It tells of Tamim, a boy who visits Aleppo's historic neighborhoods. Of greater interest to adults, the author also provides historical sketches of the city and color illustrations and photographs, both historical and contemporary. Author Khaldoun Fansa is an Aleppo native and an architect who was active in many preservation projects in the Old City of Aleppo, and who looks forward to the city's restoration. Illustrator Abdalla Asaad is an illustrator and college professor who has lived through the devastation of Homs and has equal hopes for his home city. Visit the Old City of Aleppo is a valuable resource for everyone interested in the world's historic treasure cities ... and for readers with heart who want to help in the restoration of Syrian civil society.

Aleppo

Author : Philip Mansel
ISBN : 9781784534615
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The first half is a history of Aleppo, its social classes and their conflicts, its legacy of tolerance, and its mixed population of Muslims, Christians, and Jews; Arabs, Turks, and Westerners, until the recent civil war. The second half is excerpts from the writings of fifteen Western travelers or inhabitants.--

Syria

Author : Diana Darke
ISBN : 9781841623146
Genre : Travel
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Universal Geography Or A Description Of All The Parts Of The World On A New Plan Asia

Author : Conrad Malte-Brun
ISBN : UCAL:$B554730
Genre : Geography
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Damascus

Author : Ross Burns
ISBN : 9781134488506
Genre : History
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This is the first book in English to relate the history of Damascus, bringing out the crucial role the city has played at many points in the region's past. Damascus traces 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. In Damascus, every layer of the history has built precisely on top of its predecessors for at least three millennia, leaving a detailed archaeological record of one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The book looks particularly at the interplay between the western and eastern influences that have provided Damascus with such a rich past, and how this perfectly encapsulates the forces that have played over the Middle East as a whole from the earliest recorded times to the present. Lavishly illustrated, Damascus: A History is a compelling and unique exploration of a fascinating city.

Arab World

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The Oxford History Of The Biblical World

Author : Michael David Coogan
ISBN : 9780195139372
Genre : Religion
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Examines the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society, and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity

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