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The Resource Hammaming in the sham : a journey through the Turkish baths of Damascus, Aleppo and beyond, Richard Boggs

Hammaming in the sham : a journey through the Turkish baths of Damascus, Aleppo and beyond, Richard Boggs

Label
Hammaming in the sham : a journey through the Turkish baths of Damascus, Aleppo and beyond
Title
Hammaming in the sham
Title remainder
a journey through the Turkish baths of Damascus, Aleppo and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Richard Boggs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Legend has it that Damascus once had 365 hammams or 'Turkish baths': one for each day of the year. Originally part of an ancient Roman tradition, hammams were absorbed by Islam to such an extent that many became almost annexes to nearby mosques. For centuries, hammams were an integral part of community life, with some 50 hammams surviving in Damascus until the 1950s. Since then, however, with the onslaught of modernization programmes and home bathrooms, many have been demolished; fewer than 20 Damascene working hammams survive today. In "Hammaming in the Sham", Richard Boggs travels the length and breadth of modern Syria, documenting the traditions of bathing in Damascus, Aleppo and elsewhere, and his encounters with Syrians as they bathe. In his portrayal of life in the hammams he reveals how these ancient institutions cater for both body and soul, and through his conversations with the bathers within, he provides insights into the grass roots of contemporary Syrian society. Approximately 100 colour photographs accompany the text, portraying the traditional neighbourhoods of Damascus and Aleppo, and the almost religious feel of the hammams. The author's intimate portraits of the baths' employees and bathers show a unique side of Syria rarely exposed to the outside world
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boggs, Richard
Dewey number
725/.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA7010
LC item number
.B64 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public baths
  • Architecture, Turkish
  • Baths, Turkish
  • Public baths
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Architecture, Turkish
  • Public baths
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • Antiquities
  • Architecture, Turkish
  • Baths, Turkish
  • Civilization
  • Manners and customs
  • Public baths
  • Syria
  • Turkey
Label
Hammaming in the sham : a journey through the Turkish baths of Damascus, Aleppo and beyond, Richard Boggs
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS""; ""GLOSSARY""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""1 HAMMAMING IN BILAD AL-SHAM""; ""2 CATHEDRALS OF THE FLESH""; ""3 ALEPPO AND BEYOND""; ""4 REVIVAL""; ""EPILOGUE""; ""INDEX""
Control code
ocn778432258
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 180 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781859643259
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DE2F7178-B7A9-4C57-B6A1-FBC3266D4E20
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o778432258
  • (OCoLC)778432258
Label
Hammaming in the sham : a journey through the Turkish baths of Damascus, Aleppo and beyond, Richard Boggs
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS""; ""GLOSSARY""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""1 HAMMAMING IN BILAD AL-SHAM""; ""2 CATHEDRALS OF THE FLESH""; ""3 ALEPPO AND BEYOND""; ""4 REVIVAL""; ""EPILOGUE""; ""INDEX""
Control code
ocn778432258
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 180 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781859643259
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DE2F7178-B7A9-4C57-B6A1-FBC3266D4E20
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o778432258
  • (OCoLC)778432258

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