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Chapter Two: Domestic Life in Eighteenth-Century Damascus

The Damascus Room

The Damascus Room, dated A.H. 1119 / A.D. 1707. Syria, Damascus

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • understand how a reception room from the house of an affluent family in eighteenth-century Damascus reflects the tastes, interests, and life of the urban elite in a provincial city of the Ottoman empire
  • identify key features of this domestic interior and their cultural and artistic significance