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Mirror to Damascus

Mirror to Damascus

by Colin Thubron
     
 

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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.

Described by the author as simply “a work of love,” Mirror to Damascus is an enthralling and fascinating history of Damascus from the Amorites of the Bible to the revolution of 1966, as well

Overview

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.

Described by the author as simply “a work of love,” Mirror to Damascus is an enthralling and fascinating history of Damascus from the Amorites of the Bible to the revolution of 1966, as well as being a charming and witty personal record of a city well-loved.

In explaining how modern Damascus is rooted in immemorial layers of culture and tradition, Thubron explores the historical, artistic, social and religious inheritance of the Damascenes in an amusing and perceptive manner, whilst interspersing the narrative with innumerable anecdotes about travellers of bygone days.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712694568
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Series:
Century Travellers Ser.
Pages:
228

Meet the Author

Colin Thubron is the master of classic travel writing and a previous winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. His books include: Among the Russians; Behind the Wall; The Lost Heart of Asia and In Siberia.

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