Eugene Rogan on The Damascus Events

Historically Thinking | 6 May 2024 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Eugene Rogan about his book The Damascus Events: The 1860 Massacre and the Making of the Modern Middle East. Discusses the events of July 1860 when a mob attacked the Christian quarter of Damascus; the external and internal pressures that led to the Damascus events; the immediate precipitation of the events; the eight days of violence and key figures in saving lives; how the violence was ended; and finally how the Christian population was reintegrated into the Damascus community.

See also Eugene Rogan’s FT essay Lessons from history for the modern Middle East.

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