Baghdad : city of peace, city of blood -- a history in thirteen centuries
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Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
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First Da Capo Press edition.
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xlviii, 458 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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956.747 Mar
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"Reprinted by arrangement with Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books"--Title-page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 384-400) and index.
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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.
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Marozzi, J. (2014). Baghdad: city of peace, city of blood -- a history in thirteen centuries. First Da Capo Press edition. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Marozzi, Justin, 1970-. 2014. Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood -- a History in Thirteen Centuries. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Marozzi, Justin, 1970-, Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood -- a History in Thirteen Centuries. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.

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Marozzi, Justin. Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood -- a History in Thirteen Centuries. First Da Capo Press edition. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014. Print.

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