Monday, February 27, 2017

Alas! Istanbul

 Four great cities embodied power in the vibrant Islamicate civilization of the Middle East: Damashq (Damascus), Baghdad, Al-Qahira (Cairo), and Qunstuntiniyya (Constantinople). Must all of them be ruined before the Specter of History is satisfied? Or does it also have its eye on Shiraz and Isfahan?

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