Mirror To Damascus: 50th Anniversary Edition by Colin Thubron (Paperback, 2008)

Mirror To Damascus: 50th Anniversary Edition by Colin Thubron (Paperback, 2008) 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHORDescribed by the author as simply 'a work of love' Mirror to Damascus provides a rich and fascinating history of Damascus from the Amorites of the Bible to the revolution of 1966 and is also a charming and witty personal record of an extraordinary city In explaining how modern Damascus is rooted in immemorial layers of culture and tradition Colin Thubron explores the historical artistic social and religious inheritance of its people Along the way he shares unforgettable stories about the enterprising travellers of bygone days 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
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