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By Ross Burns

Aleppo is likely one of the longest-surviving towns of the traditional and Islamic heart East. till lately it loved a thriving city life—in specific an lively conventional suq, whose origins will be traced throughout many centuries. Its tangle of streets nonetheless stick with the Hellenistic grid and above it looms the nice fort, which incorporates recently-uncovered continues to be of a Bronze/Iron Age temple advanced, suggesting an excellent previous position as a ‘high position’ within the Canaanite tradition.



In the Arab heart a long time, Aleppo was once a strongpoint of the Islamic resistance to the Crusader presence. Its medieval fort is without doubt one of the such a lot dramatic examples of a fortified enclosure within the Islamic culture. In Mamluk and Ottoman instances, town took on a thriving advertisement position and supplied a base for the 1st ecu advertisement factories and consulates within the Levant. Its advertisement lifestyles funded a awesome development culture with a few countless numbers of the six hundred or so officially-declared monuments courting from those eras, and its diversified ethnic blend, with major Kurdish, Turkish, Christian and Armenian groups offer a richer layering of impacts at the city’s life.



In this quantity, Ross Burns explores the wealthy historical past of this crucial urban, from its earliest historical past via to the fashionable period, providing a thorough treatment of this attention-grabbing urban heritage, obtainable either to scholarly readers in addition to to most people drawn to a real and complete survey of the city’s past.

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