SYRIA
A SHORT HISTORY

Being a condensation of the author's
`History of Syria including
Lebanon and Palestine'

BY
PHILIP K. HITTI
Professor Emeritus of Semitic Literature on the
William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Princeton University

New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
1959

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Place in History 1
  • The Land and Climate 5
  • Prehistoric Eras 22
  • The Ancient Semites 31
  • The Hellenistic Age 54
  • Romans and Semites 72
  • Byznatines and Arabs 96
  • Moslem Conquest 108
  • The Glory That Was Damascus 119
  • Life Under the Umayyads 138
  • Abbasid Province 150
  • Petty Dynasties 160
  • Under Fatimids and Seljuks 168
  • The Crusades 176
  • Ayyubids and Mamluks 200
  • Turkish Province 213
  • Intellectual and Nationalist Stirrings 228
  • War, Oppression and Pestilence 237
  • Under the French Mandate 242
  • Independent Republic 250
  • Index 259
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