By Ross Burns
Aleppo is among the longest-surviving towns of the traditional and Islamic center East. until eventually lately it loved a thriving city life—in specific an energetic conventional suq, whose origins might be traced throughout many centuries. Its tangle of streets nonetheless persist with the Hellenistic grid and above it looms the good fort, which incorporates recently-uncovered continues to be of a Bronze/Iron Age temple advanced, suggesting a good previous function as a ‘high position’ within the Canaanite tradition.
In the Arab center a while, Aleppo was once a strongpoint of the Islamic resistance to the Crusader presence. Its medieval fort is among the so much dramatic examples of a fortified enclosure within the Islamic culture. In Mamluk and Ottoman occasions, town took on a thriving advertisement position and supplied a base for the 1st eu advertisement factories and consulates within the Levant. Its advertisement existence funded a awesome development culture with a few 1000s of the six hundred or so officially-declared monuments courting from those eras, and its diversified ethnic mix, 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 historical past of this significant urban, from its earliest historical past via to the fashionable period, providing a thorough treatment of this attention-grabbing urban historical past, available either to scholarly readers in addition to to most of the people attracted to a genuine and entire survey of the city’s past.
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Aleppo: A History (Cities of the Ancient World) by Ross Burns