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Author Burns, Ross, author.

Title Aleppo : a history / Ross Burns.

Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  956.913 BURN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 340 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm.
Series Cities of the ancient world.
Cities of the ancient world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-324) and index.
Contents 1 Setting the scene - Bronze and Iron Ages 2 -- Environment 4 -- A high place 5 -- Bronze Age (c.3600-c.1200 BC) 8 -- Storm God 13 -- Transition to the Iron Age (c. 1200-900 BC) 15 -- Neo-Assyrian dominance (883-612 BC) 22 -- Neo-Babylonian and Persian rule (612-333 BC) 25 -- Alexander (333-323 BC) 26 -- 2 Greek and Roman Aleppo 28 -- Seleucus' tetrapolis 31 -- Hellenistic Aleppo (Beroia) 32 -- Syrian Goddess 35 -- Collapse (c. 100-65 BC) 36 -- Enter Rome (64 BC) 38 -- Wider challenges 44 -- From pagan to Christian - the Byzantine transition 47 -- 3 In Antioch's orbit - Byzantine Aleppo in a world of churches and monasteries (353-637) 54 -- Bidding for God 54 -- Fortress City 65 -- 4 Transition to an Islamic Order - Aleppo on a new frontier (637-947) 72 -- A soft transition 72 -- Umayyads 661-750 77 -- 'Abbasids, rule from Iraq 83 -- 5 A delicate balance - between Turkic and Arab worlds (947-1097) 88 -- Enter the Turks ... 88 -- Hamdanids (in Aleppo 947-1004) 90 -- Curtain-raiser to the Crusades? 97 -- Mirdasids (1024-80) 99 -- Seljuk foothold in Aleppo 1071 101 -- 6 Fortress of Islam - Aleppo and the First Crusade (1098-1127) 107 -- A Christian jihad? 107 -- Antioch vs Aleppo (1098-1119) 111 -- On to Jerusalem 113 -- Antioch/Aleppo Front 1098-1120 114 -- 7 Zengid Aleppo (1127-74) 124 -- Zengids 124 -- Ascent of Nur al-Din Zengi (r. 1146-74) 128 -- Building on message 130 -- Into Egypt 136 -- 8 Saladin and the Ayyubids (1174-1260) 142 -- Saladin extends his rule 142 -- Al-Zahir Ghazi (r. 1186-1216) 145 -- Northern front after 1188, trade 148 -- Ayyubid building program - the 'Chosen Pearls' 150 -- Ayyubid stability 156 -- Fostering piety 158 -- A new axis 163 -- 9 A wider world opens - Aleppo under the Mamluks (1260-1516) 168 -- Mongols (1258-60) 168 -- Bahri Mamluks (1260-1382) 173 -- Building the Mamluk world 179 -- Burji Mamluks (1382-1516) 194 -- 10 First Ottoman centuries (1516-1750) 202 -- Planting the Ottoman imperium 203 -- Faith and trade 206 -- An Ottoman 'image' 209 -- City within a city - al-Medina 218 -- City administrative structures 219 -- Strangers in the city 220 -- Beyond the walls 231 -- Hajj 233 -- Aleppo's decline 234 -- Inquiring minds 241 -- End of the silk route 243 -- 11 Modernising Aleppo (1750-2000) 247 -- Waning of authority 247 -- Return to an 'imperial' style 251 -- Disintegration and invasion 252 -- A 'reordering' (Tanzimat) 255 -- Arabs in the late Ottoman world 257 -- Reign of Abdul Hamid (1876-1909) 258 -- End of the House of Osman 1909-20 264 -- 1915, collapse of Ottomanism by consensus 266 -- New frontiers 270 -- A mandate for confusion (1920-46) 271.
Subject Aleppo (Syria) -- History.
History.
ISBN 9780415737210
0415737214
9781315544076
1315544075