Thursday 6th May 2021, 6pm
Hosted by The Nomads Tent via Zoom
Using unpublished pictures and photographs, in this lecture Philip Mansel shows that Aleppo was a city which challenged categories and generalisations.
Lying between the desert and the sea, the mountains of Anatolia and the banks of the Euphrates, it was Arab and Turkish; Kurdish and Armenian; Christian, Muslim and Jewish.
An Arabic-speaking city with a Muslim majority, under the Ottoman Empire Aleppo also became a centre of French culture and Catholic missions. Until 2012 Aleppo was distinguished by its harmony. For four hundred years, whatever their origin, its inhabitants had lived together relatively peacefully. The reasons for this harmony, and for its destruction in the Syrian civil war, are the subject of this talk.
Event attendees will receive an exclusive 30% discount on Philip's book, Aleppo: the Rise and Fall of Syria’s Great Merchant City, from Bloomsbury.com.
For more information or to download the pdf click here.
Please note that registration closes 24 hours before the event start time. For those in awkward time zones or otherwise unable to attend the live event, it will be archived and available until 21st May. Go ahead and register; you’ll be able to watch it later at no extra charge.
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