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  • Baghdad City of Peace City of Blood
  • Justin Marozzi
  • English
  • 08 November 2020
  • 9781846143137

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REVIEW Baghdad City of Peace City of Blood FREE READ Baghdad City of Peace City of Blood ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub READ & DOWNLOAD Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Justin Marozzi Ellers and its tyrants of its philosophers and conuerorsHere in the first new history of Baghdad in nearly 80 years Justin Marozzi brings to life the whole tumultuous history of what was once the greatest capital on earth. Well written but very bias Siintallinn philosophers and conuerorsHere in the first new history of Baghdad in nearly 80 years Justin Marozzi brings to life the whole tumultuous history of what was once the greatest capital on earth. Well written but very bias

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REVIEW Baghdad City of Peace City of Blood FREE READ Baghdad City of Peace City of Blood ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub READ & DOWNLOAD Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Justin Marozzi Over thirteen centuries Baghdad has enjoyed both cultural and commercial pre eminence boasting artistic and intellectual sophistication and an economy once the envy of the world It was here in the time of the Caliphs that. The story of Baghdad is one filled with destruction death murder rape pillaging and sectarian warfare But it is also the story of resistance courage and the ability to rise again from ashes and dust It began with the fall of the Umayyad Caliphate with the new Abbasid Caliph Abu Ja far al Mansur who needed a new capital Not one to leave things to his subordinates or to chance in 762 he personally selected the spot for his new grand capital right by the Tigris river A strategic decision due to great trade route possibilities and its proximity to water Baghdad grew uickly indeed at a remarkable rate It is rather incredible that it was founded in 762 and Harun al Rashid became Caliph only in 786 and this is considered to be the high point of Baghdadi history the golden age of Islam Marozzi writes about Harun Harun s career was astonishing a relentless whirlwind of bloodshed and conuest pilgrimage and procreation science and scholarship palatial building in Baghdad and expenditure on an imperial never to be repeated scale Just as Tamerlane adorned his capital of Samarkand with the fruits of his conuests so Harun lavished money on the greater glory of the City of Peace Harun s wild extravagances are well known and widely documented Yet this was no spendthrift ruler without a care for the future of Baghdad and its empire On his death in 809 according to Tabari he left the treasury with 900 million dirhamsDuring the Abbasid era Baghdad was the centre of science art and literature Referred to as the Rome of the East it was a place where poets were treated as rockstars it was the home to what has been dubbed the world s first state funded large scale science project in what was the first Islamic observatory we have the House of Wisdom and a certain Mohammed ibn Musa al Khwarizmi whose work The Compendium on Calculation by Restoring and Balancing beueathed the dread term algebra scourge of childern s schooldays for than a thousand years and was also a key conduit for the passage of Arabic numerals into the medieval West As Marozzi writes it is not unreasonable to say that Baghdad was during the 8th and 9th centuries the high point of human civilization anywhere on the globeHowever Baghdad is a city that has suffered since its conception Famine floods wars sieges sackings and maniacal leaders The Tigris is a gigantic mass grave the Mongols coloured it black with ink after throwing all the books they could find into it in 1258 and Tamerlane coloured the river blood red by throwing thousands of bodies into it not too long after From the very beginning strongmen have been an inescapable part of the city s story All powerful Abbasid caliphs brutal Mongol and Turkic conuerors Turkmen tribal chiefs Iranian shahs Ottoman sultans and pashas overweening Mamluks aghas and Janissaries all made themselves masters of the City of Peace by shedding blood on a grand scale Whatever their many differences they were united in one important aspect none suffered from sueamishness Justin Marozzi chronicles the bloody history of Baghdad but it s a necessarily messy one Writing the biography of a single person is tricky business Writing the biography of an entire city is one huge undertaking But Marozzi does a decent job of it the book has some 40 pages of notes and has lots of explanatory notes in the text as well But the book does have problems there are so many names it s impossible to keep up with it So many caliphs so many leaders so many important people so many placenames so many remarkable stories and facts If you don t pay attention you will miss a lot Did you miss what was special with that guy on page 45 with that funny name who gets mentioned again on page 120 Too bad Gotta look that up again And that gets tiresome after a while With that said this is an excellent book I feel like I learned so much The current state of Baghdad is well known to most of us but the history of it is not as well known It should be It is a remarkable story one which I highly recommend everyone to acuaint themselves with Justin Marozzi s book is a great place to begin Operation Basalt pre eminence boasting artistic and intellectual sophistication and an economy once the envy of the world It was here in the time of the Caliphs that. 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Just looking at where Justin Marozzi has worked is enough to tell you that you are dealing with the highest caliber of journalist DafurSomalia Afghanistan and Ira This is a tremendous body of work researched and written over a ten year period Starting with the foundation of Baghdad in the mid eighth century by Al Mansur right up to the fall of SaddamWhat a cast of characters The caliphs an assorted bunch of Caligulas ruled when Baghdad was the premier world city until the arrival of the Mongols in the early 13th century Stuffed to the gills with gold and silver Justin describes the wealth left by each in his treasury as one would Aladdin s cave which of course is very appropriate in this distant world of 1001 nights The feasts are so sumptuously described that I had get up at 2am and go down to the kitchen and fix a sandwichThe ninth century in contrast to the dark ages in the west was the Arab worlds finest hour Monumental architecture The world s oldest university and an intellectual contribution especially in the field of mathematics is what Baghdad will be remembered for in a thousand yearsThe arrival of the Mongol Hulagu Khan bother of Kublai and grandson of the Genghis changed all that His pretext the protection of the persecuted Christian minority is still relevant today His chilling letter and the hubristic response are a watershed The violence that followed was brutal When Timerlane arrived in later years He outdid Hulagu on the death uota making his point with the mass construction of pyramids consisting solely of severed Baghdadi headsFrom here on in its the Ottomans Persians and the British who make the running until the 1950 s with the brutal assassination of the installed royal family A horrible affair worse than the Romanov s The crown prince has his hands and feet hacked off is thrown in the street and rolled over constantly until only his spine protrudes His blood line connection with the Prophet Mohammed ignoredSavagery is a constant throughout the entire history Mutilation is disturbingly common Murder even during British rule ran at 100 a week mainly honour killings of womenThe cities prosperity greatly enhanced by its Jewish population is brought to an end by stealing their wealth and expelling their entire population of 150000 forcing them to the only safe haven available to them Israel There are only 7 left Christians the other main 2nd class citizen group are experiencing the same fate todaySaddam brings the story to an end The page which details the activities of his torture police would disgust a Nazi The war with Iran which cost every cent of oil revenue ever earned and speaks strongly to the character of the middle east and its problems The Baghdad mob rechristened today as the Arab Street represent the unnamed recorded and their actions through the centuries They play a significant role They do not incline me to sympathy either The looting and destruction of the artifacts from the National Museum after their survival for so so long can be used as a marker date for the end of civilization in IraBaghdad was never an Athens of the east It was never a Rome Not even a semblance of social philosophy is ever encountered An Arab PlatoSocrates or Aristotle is never seen Honour is a corrupted concept Democracy a completely alien idea Islam and its sectarian divides are detailed but I never understand whyI write this on the day after I learnt of the callous murder of the journalist James Foley Nothing seems to have changed The city is in a vicious self inflicted free fall A third world hellhole deficient in kindness or humanity It will never be relevant again I doubt it will even be standing in a 100 yearsHenry Kissinger said of the Ira Iran war I wish both sides could loseThey have Henry they have The City of Blood should be reuired reading for both academics and social readers interested in the near east Shortcut period Starting with the foundation of Baghdad in the mid eighth century by Al Mansur right up 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