- Series: Cities of the Ancient World
- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 13, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415413176
- ISBN-13: 978-0415413176
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.9 x 11.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,232,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Damascus: A History (Cities of the Ancient World) 1st Edition
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About the Author
Ross Burns has recently retired from the Australian Foreign Service after assignments which included several countries of the eastern Mediterranean, including Syria. Currently pursuing his archaeological and historical interests fulltime, he is the author of Monuments of Syria, the first modern study of that country's rich archaeological heritage.
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The book is comprehensive in that it showcases the city throughout all ages with illustrations that are extremely informative.I would like to highlight a statement that the author wrote at the end of his book which will ring true for ever
"Without venturing into too many fanciful 'what ifs',it seems reasonable to suggest that without Damascus, neither Christianity nor Islam would exist in their current forms as great world faiths."
I simply say that this book will satisfy both the scholar and the layman.
The book is to be recommended to anyone eager to learn more. Maybe the best among the recent publications