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 idependence 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 tumultuousexperiences over the last century.
This volume is a must-read for anyone interested in the sweep of Syrian history and archaeology, and an ideal partner to Burns' Aleppo (Routledge, 2016). Lavishly illustrated, Damascus: A History remains a unique and compelling exploration of this fascinating city.
"Despite widespread interest in Damascus due to the Syrian Civil War, little has been written about the city in English. First published in 2004, Burns' Damascus: A History remains the only English language volume to offer a comprehensive overview of the archaeology, architecture and history of one of the oldest cities on Earth. Therefore the second edition of this work is to be warmly welcomed for the addition of a new chapter bringing the reader up to date with the current situation and offering us a timely reminder of the effects of the war on this exceptional and fascinating city."
- Emma Loosley, University of Exeter, UK
Series: Cities of the Ancient World
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 438
Published: 1st January 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition