The History of Syria, 1st Edition

  • John A. Shoup
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  • ISBN-10: 1440858357
  • ISBN-13: 9781440858352
  • DDC: 956.91
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This one-volume addition to the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series focuses on the events in the history of Syria from ancient times to the present, allowing readers to place current events within the context of the country's history. Following the series format, the book opens with a timeline of key events in Syria's history. An introductory chapter provides a broad overview of life in Syria today. Chronologically arranged chapters follow, beginning with Prehistory to the Byzantine Period. The latter half of the volume focuses on the modern historic events that have occurred since World War II. A glossary of terms, an appendix of notable people, and an annotated bibliography round out the work, making it an ideal resource for high school students, undergraduates, and other general readers who are looking for an introductory text on Syrian history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Timeline of Historical Events.
Overview and Introduction to Syrian History.
1: Prehistory to the Byzantine Period.
2: Rise of Islam to the Ottoman Conquest.
3: Ottoman Period until the 18th Century.
4: Later Ottoman Period until the Tanzimat.
5: The 19th Century.
6: From 1900 to World War II.
7: World War II to 1970.
8: Hafiz al-Asad’s Syria: 1970–2000.
9: Bashar al-Asad’s Syria: 2000–Present.
Notable People in the History of Syria.
Bibliographic Essay.
About the Author.
Titles in the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations.