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The Resource Baghdad : city of peace, city of blood--a history in thirteen centuries, Justin Marozzi

Baghdad : city of peace, city of blood--a history in thirteen centuries, Justin Marozzi

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Baghdad : city of peace, city of blood--a history in thirteen centuries
Title
Baghdad
Title remainder
city of peace, city of blood--a history in thirteen centuries
Statement of responsibility
Justin Marozzi
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For much of its extraordinary life, Baghdad, known for centuries as the "City of Peace," enjoyed both cultural and commercial preeminence. For five centuries it was the seat of the Abbasid Empire, a marvel of glittering palaces, exquisite parks, magnificent mosques, and Islamic colleges. It was a city boasting the most accomplished astronomers, mathematicians, doctors, musicians, and poets--it was here, in the time of the caliphs, that the great Arabic classic One Thousand and One Nights was set. With its teeming markets watered by the Tigris, Baghdad was a thriving trading emporium, attracting merchants from Central Asia to the Atlantic; its economy was the envy of West and East alike. Yet Baghdad's inhabitants have also seen many terrible hardships, from epidemics and famines to invasions and devastating floods. And it has also been one of the most violent cities on earth. When U.S. troops entered in 2003, they became the latest participants in a turbulent history stretching back to the city's founding in 762. Over most of its thirteen-century history, Baghdad has endured the rule of brutal strongmen, from capricious caliphs to Saddam Hussein; and it has suffered violent occupations at the hands of its conquerors, from the Mongol Hulagu, grandson of Genghis Khan, to Tamerlane, known as the "Sword Arm of Israel." Here, in this vivid new history--the first published in English in nearly a century--Justin Marozzi brings to life the whole splendorous and tumultuous story of what was once the greatest capital on earth
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
956.747
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Baghdad : city of peace, city of blood--a history in thirteen centuries, Justin Marozzi
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Reprinted by arrangement with Allen Lane
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 384-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xlviii, 459 pages
Isbn
9780306823985
Lccn
2014949549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn884814405
  • (OCoLC)884814405
Label
Baghdad : city of peace, city of blood--a history in thirteen centuries, Justin Marozzi
Publication
Copyright
Note
Reprinted by arrangement with Allen Lane
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 384-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xlviii, 459 pages
Isbn
9780306823985
Lccn
2014949549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn884814405
  • (OCoLC)884814405

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