Becoming Syrian: Aleppo in Ibn al-ʿAdim’s Bughyat al-Talab fi Ta⁠ʾrikh Halab

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Abstract

Zayde Antrim’s study of Ibn al-Adim’s regional topography of Aleppo inscribes the author’s hometown into an established Syrian “discourse of place” but with a difference. In contrast to his Damascene predecessors, Ibn al-Adim’s Syria is oriented to the north and the marchland bordering the Christian Byzantine Empire. A host of historical and political contingencies shape this depiction of a land that defies easy delimitation.

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Territory and Belonging in the Medieval and Early Modern Middle East and Mediterranean

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