Mirror To Damascus : 50th Anniversary Edition

Description

50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Described 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.

Details

Author(s)
Colin Thubron
Format
Paperback | 368 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 15mm | 174g
Publication date
01 Jan 2018
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
VINTAGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
50th Anniversary
ISBN10
0099532298
ISBN13
9780099532293
Bestsellers rank
138,004