Saturday, October 11, 2014
Fascinating History of Baghdad
Reading this helped me to better understand more about the people of Baghdad and their civilization. I also gained a better appreciated for the differences between the Sunni’s and Shia’s. The book details the brutality of fighting within the land and the peace which was also found in the same land.
Marozzi leads back to the modern era, discussing themes and images which we have a better grasp of today. Baghdad seemed to be a place filled with great diversity and a place filled with a great deal of culture. I appreciated reading this book. Again, it starts slow, and you need to be interested in history and Middle Eastern history, that is, Baghdad.
I received a digital copy of this book through Net Galley, in exchange for an honest review of this book.