Transforming Damascus: Space and Modernity in an Islamic City
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Transforming Damascus: Space and Modernity in an Islamic City

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In 1860 Damascus was a sleepy provincial capital of the weakening Ottoman Empire, a city defined in terms of its relationship to the holy places of Islam in the Arabian Hijaz and its legacy of Islamic knowledge. Yet by 1918 Damascus had become a seat of Arab nationalism and a would-be modern state capital. How can this metamorphosis be explained? Here Leila Hudson describe...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 15th 2008 by Tauris Academic Studies (first published 2008)
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