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Title: An Unknown Poem on the Siege of Aleppo and the Violent Events of A.H. 1065-66/A.D. 1654-55
Author(s): EBIED, Rifaat
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 10 Issue: 1-2 Date: 1998
The purpose of this paper is to draw the attention of scholars and colleagues to the existence of a hitherto unknown and unpublished Arabic poem which deals with the siege of Aleppo, the most important city in Syria after Damascus, and which also describes in detail the terrible events which afflicted its inhabitants in 1654-55. The following remarks are intended as a preliminary notice of this extremely interesting work, of which I hope to produce a critical edition, with an English translation, in due course.