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By Ross Burns

ISBN-10: 0415737214

ISBN-13: 9780415737210

ISBN-10: 0815367988

ISBN-13: 9780815367987

Aleppo is among the longest-surviving towns of the traditional and Islamic heart East. until eventually lately it loved a thriving city life—in specific an lively conventional suq, whose origins may be traced throughout many centuries. Its tangle of streets nonetheless stick to the Hellenistic grid and above it looms the good castle, which includes recently-uncovered continues to be of a Bronze/Iron Age temple complicated, suggesting a good prior function as a ‘high position’ within the Canaanite tradition.



In the Arab center a long time, Aleppo was once a strongpoint of the Islamic resistance to the Crusader presence. Its medieval fortress is likely one of the such a lot dramatic examples of a fortified enclosure within the Islamic culture. In Mamluk and Ottoman instances, town took on a thriving advertisement function and supplied a base for the 1st ecu advertisement factories and consulates within the Levant. Its advertisement existence funded a extraordinary development culture with a few 1000's of the six hundred or so officially-declared monuments courting from those eras, and its diversified ethnic blend, with major Kurdish, Turkish, Christian and Armenian groups supply a richer layering of impacts at the city’s life.



In this quantity, Ross Burns explores the wealthy heritage of this significant urban, from its earliest background via to the fashionable period, providing a thorough treatment of this attention-grabbing urban background, available either to scholarly readers in addition to to most of the people drawn to a genuine and accomplished survey of the city’s past.

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