Baghdad

Baghdad

City of Peace, City of Blood--a History in Thirteen Centuries

eBook - 2014
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Over thirteen centuries, Baghdad has enjoyed both cultural and commercial pre-eminence, boasting artistic and intellectual sophistication and an economy once the envy of the world. It was here, in the time of the Caliphs, that the Thousand and One Nights were set. Yet it has also been a city of great hardships, beset by epidemics, famines, floods, and numerous foreign invasions which have brought terrible bloodshed. This is the history of its storytellers and its tyrants, of its philosophers and conquerors.

Here, in the first new history of Baghdad in nearly 80 years, Justin Marozzi brings to life the whole tumultuous history of what was once the greatest capital on earth.

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780306823992
0306823993
9780306823985
0306823985
Characteristics: 1 online resource (459 pages) : black and white illustrations

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