Aleppo Observed

Ottoman Syria Through the Eyes of Two Scottish Doctors, Alexander and Patrick Russell
Author(s): 
Boogert, Maurits van den
ISBN: 
9780199588565
Date published: 
July 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£120.00

The Natural History of Aleppo, by Alexander and Patrick Russell, first published in 1756, was the first detailed study by a European of an Arab city. Maurits van den Boogert assesses the Russells' botanical and zoological discoveries and analyses their work in the context of medical practices of the time both in Europe and the Ottoman Empire.