Damascus: A History (Cities of the Ancient World) (Paperback)

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Damascus, first published in 2005, was the first account in English of the history of the city, bringing out the crucial role it has played at many points in the region's past. It traces the story of this colourful, significant and complex city through its physical development, from the its emergence in around 7000 BC through the changing cavalcade of Aramaean, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Turkish and French rulers to independence in 1946. This new edition has been thoroughly updated using recent scholarship and includes an additional chapter placing the events of the Syrian post-2011 conflict in the context of the city's tumultuous experiences over the last century.

This volume is a must-read for anyone interested in the sweep of Syrian history and archaeology, and is an ideal partner to Burns' Aleppo (2016). Lavishly illustrated, Damascus: A History remains a unique and compelling exploration of this fascinating city.

About the Author

Ross Burns was in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs for 37 years until his retirement in 2003, including as Ambassador to Syria from 1984 to 1987. After his retirement, he completed a PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney on 'The Origins of the Colonnaded Streets in the Cities of the Roman East'. He is the author of Aleppo (2016) and Monuments of Syria (3rd edition, 2009).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138483354
ISBN-10: 1138483354
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 1st, 2019
Pages: 420
Language: English
Series: Cities of the Ancient World

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