By Ross Burns
Aleppo is likely one of the longest-surviving towns of the traditional and Islamic heart East. until eventually lately it loved a thriving city life—in specific an energetic conventional suq, whose origins should be traced throughout many centuries. Its tangle of streets nonetheless persist with the Hellenistic grid and above it looms the nice fortress, which includes recently-uncovered continues to be of a Bronze/Iron Age temple complicated, suggesting a fair previous function as a ‘high position’ within the Canaanite tradition.
In the Arab heart a long time, Aleppo used to be a strongpoint of the Islamic resistance to the Crusader presence. Its medieval fortress is among the so much dramatic examples of a fortified enclosure within the Islamic culture. In Mamluk and Ottoman instances, the town took on a thriving advertisement function and supplied a base for the 1st ecu advertisement factories and consulates within the Levant. Its advertisement lifestyles funded a awesome construction culture with a few hundreds and hundreds of the six hundred or so officially-declared monuments relationship from those eras, and its different ethnic blend, with major Kurdish, Turkish, Christian and Armenian groups supply a richer layering of affects at the city’s life.
In this quantity, Ross Burns explores the wealthy historical past of this crucial urban, from its earliest heritage via to the fashionable period, providing a thorough treatment of this interesting urban background, available either to scholarly readers in addition to to most of the people drawn to a real and entire survey of the city’s past.
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Aleppo: A History (Cities of the Ancient World) by Ross Burns