Philip Mansel chronicles the history of Syriaâ€™s first capital city, vividly describing Aleppo as a pinnacle of cultural and economic power. Few places are as ancient and diverse as Aleppo, a once vibrant world city, famous for its food and music, where Muslims, Christians and Jews lived and traded together in relative peace and harmony. Presenting many first-hand accounts for the first time, Manselâ€™s portrait is a poignant testament to a city shattered by Syriaâ€™s civil war. In conversation with David Abulafia.
This event took place on Sunday 26 February 2017.