The Resource Aleppo : a history, Ross Burns

Aleppo : a history, Ross Burns

Label
Aleppo : a history
Title
Aleppo
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Ross Burns
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aleppo is one of the longest-surviving cities of the ancient and Islamic Middle East. Until recently it enjoyed a thriving urban life--in particular an active traditional suq, which has a continuous tradition going back centuries. Its tangle of streets still follow the Hellenistic grid and above it looms the great Citadel, which contains recently uncovered remains of a Bronze/Iron Age temple complex, suggesting an even earlier role as a 'high place' in the Canaanite tradition. In the Arab Middle Ages, Aleppo was a strongpoint of the Islamic resistance to the Crusader presence. Its medieval Citadel is one of the most dramatic episodes of a fortified enclosure in the Islamic tradition. In Mamluk and Ottoman times, the city took on a thriving commercial role and provided a base for the first European commercial factories and consulates in the Levant. Its commercial life funded a remarkable building tradition with some hundreds of the 600 or so officially declared monuments building tradition with some hundreds of the 600 or so officially declared monuments dating from these eras. Its diverse ethnic mixture, with significant Kurdish, Turkish, Christian and Armenian communities, provides a rich layering of influences on the city's life. In this volume, Ross Burns explores the rich history of this important city, from its earliest times through to the modern era, providing a thorough treatment of this fascinating city, accessible both to scholarly readers and to the general public interested in a factual and comprehensive survey of the city's past
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
956.91/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS99.A56
LC item number
B87 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cities of the Ancient World
Label
Aleppo : a history, Ross Burns
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the scene -- Bronze and Iron Ages -- Greek and Roman Aleppo -- In Antioch's orbit -- Byzantine Aleppo in a world of churches and monasteries (353-637) -- Transition to an Islamic Order -- Aleppo on a new frontier (637-947) -- A delicate balance -- between Turkic and Arab worlds (947-1097) -- Fortress of Islam -- Aleppo and the First Crusade (1098-1127) -- Zengid Aleppo (1127-74) -- Saladin and the Ayyubids (1174-1260) -- A wider world opens -- Aleppo under the Mamluks (1260-1516) -- The first Ottoman centuries (1516-1750) -- Modernising Aleppo (1750-2000)
Control code
ocn957700913
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315544076
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
950165
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37254078
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957700913
  • pebc1134844018

Library Locations

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