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Aleppo : the rise and fall of Syria's great merchant city

Author: Philip Mansel
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2016, ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Mansel
ISBN: 9781784534615 1784534617
OCLC Number: 974891049
Description: 1 v. (xii-250 p- 8 p. de plates) : illustrations, cartes. ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Philip Mansel.

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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.

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very readable and interesting book

by jseed (WorldCat user published 2019-12-09) Excellent Permalink

Aleppo: The Rise and Fall of Syria’s Great Merchant City is a very readable, poignant epitaph to a great world city decimated by the politics of evil.

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