Hardback 320pp Illustrated 310x238mm
9782080304568   Product Code: 22151
Damascus has stood at a crucial political and commercial crossroads for millennia, and its unique architectural and artistic legacy has been shaped by the intersection of many civilizations. This beautifully illustrated book charts its development from the Neolithic to the present, and traces the influence of the Greek, Byzantine, Islamic and Ottoman cultures. Published before the civil war that has engulfed Syria, this is a timely record of the heritage now at risk from that tragic conflict.