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Mirror To Damascus

50th Anniversary Edition

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A 50th anniversary edition of Colin Thubron's celebrated first book, a portrait of Syria's capital city, with a new introduction by the author 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Described by the author as simply 'a work of love', Mirror to Damascus provides a rich and fascinating history of Damascus from the Amorites of the Bible to the revolution of 1966, and is also a charming and witty personal record of an extraordinary city. In explaining how modern Damascus is rooted in immemorial layers of culture and tradition, Colin Thubron explores the historical, artistic, social and religious inheritance of its people. Along the way, he shares unforgettable stories about the enterprising travellers of bygone days. Mirror to Damascus is a unique portrait of a city now obscured by recent upheavals, by one of the most indefatigable and popular of travel writers.

Product code: 9780099532293

ISBN 9780099532293
No. Of Pages 368
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS23
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Provides the history of Damascus from the Amorites of the Bible to the revolution of 1966. In explaining how modern Damascus is rooted in immemorial layers of culture and tradition, the author explores the historical, artistic, social and religious inheritance of the Damascenes.