📒 To Samarkand And Back by Roma Gelblum-Bross

Genre : Samarqand (Uzbekistan)
Publisher : Westmount, Quebec : Roma Bross Reg'd
ISBN_10 : STANFORD:36105122945962
Copyright Year : 1992
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📒 To Samarkand And Back by Roma Gelblum-Bross

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ISBN_10 : OCLC:1032961240
Copyright Year : 1986
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📒 Uzbekistan by Calum MacLeod

Genre : Travel
Publisher : National Textbook Company
ISBN_10 : 0844248525
Copyright Year : 1997
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📒 The Amulet Of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Turtleback
ISBN_10 : 0606328130
Copyright Year : 2004-06-01
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Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

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Genre : Travel
Publisher : Peter Clarke
ISBN_10 : 9781783018468
Copyright Year : 2015-12-14
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A fascinating insight into the author’s journey along part of the Great Silk Road through Uzbekistan where he discovers a wealth of original and restored architecture dating back to the time when Genghis Khan came, conquered and destroyed it in the 13th century. Local hero Amir Temur (Tamerlane) rebuilt the stunning minarets, mosques, madrassahs and mausoleums to make it the centre of his great 14th century Empire. The Russians and the British played out their ‘Great Game’ espionage activities there in the 19th century. The country was part of the Soviet Union until its collapse in 1991 and since then, as an independent country, Uzbekistan is now able to show its historical and architectural treasures off the world. The author takes you on a journey to the major sites in Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, many of which are now on the UNESCO World Heritage List. His anecdotal stories describe his experiences as he meets local people in the bazaars and relates historical events to modern day life.

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📒 Murder In Samarkand by Craig Murray

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Random House
ISBN_10 : 9781780578262
Copyright Year : 2013-05-24
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When Craig Murray arrived in Uzbekistan to take up his post in 2002, he was a young ambassador with a brilliant career and a taste for whisky and women. But after hearing accounts of dissident prisoners being boiled to death and innocent people being raped and murdered by agents of the state, he started to question both his role and that of his country in so-called 'democratising' states. Following his discovery that the British government was accepting information obtained under torture, Murray could no longer maintain a diplomatic silence. When he voiced his outrage, Washington and 10 Downing Street decided he had to go. But Uzbekistan had changed the high-living diplomat and there was no way he was going to go quietly. In this candid and at times shocking memoir, Murray lays bare the dark and dirty underside of the War on Terror.

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Genre : Religion
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN_10 : 0195160916
Copyright Year : 2006-07-20
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A noted archaeologist and popular writer offers an engaging historical account of the enduring love of ancient architecture--the irresistible impulse to visit strange lands in search of lost cities and forgotten monuments.

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📒 A Carpet Ride To Khiva by Christopher Alexander

Genre : Travel
Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
ISBN_10 : 9781848312715
Copyright Year : 2010-07-01
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The Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs, mosques and minarets of the walled city of Khiva - a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan - immensely alluring, and stayed. Immersing himself in the language and rich cultural traditions Alexander discovers a world torn between Marx and Mohammed - a place where veils and vodka, pork and polygamy freely mingle - against a backdrop of forgotten carpet designs, crumbling but magnificent Islamic architecture and scenes drawn straight from "The Arabian Nights". Accompanied by a large green parrot, a ginger cat and his adoptive Uzbek family, Alexander recounts his efforts to rediscover the lost art of traditional weaving and dyeing, and the process establishing a self-sufficient carpet workshop, employing local women and disabled people to train as apprentices. "A Carpet Ride to Khiva" sees Alexander being stripped naked at a former Soviet youth camp, crawling through silkworm droppings in an attempt to record their life-cycle, holed up in the British Museum discovering carpet designs dormant for half a millennia, tackling a carpet-thieving mayor, distinguishing natural dyes from sacks of opium in Northern Afghanistan, bluffing his way through an impromptu version of "My Heart Will Go On" for national Uzbek TV and seeking sanctuary as an anti-Western riot consumed the Kabul carpet bazaar. It is an unforgettable true travel story of a journey to the heart of the unknown and the unexpected friendship one man found there.

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📒 Samarkand Bukhara Khiva by Pierre Chuvin

Genre : Architecture
Publisher : Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN_10 : 2080111698
Copyright Year : 2003
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This lavish presentation of the artistic and architectural heritage of three great Central Asian cities will appeal to armchair travellers, historians, artists, and anyone ready to be dazzled. The book was originally published in 2001 by Editions Flammarion in both English and French editions; Rizzo

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Poolbeg Press Ltd
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Copyright Year : 2016-05-17
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Conor O’Clery has been a witness to some of the major world events of the last thirty years, including the Troubles in Northern Ireland; the ending of the Cold War as viewed from Moscow; the reluctant opening up of China to the West; the Clinton years in the White House; and the 9/11 attacks. As foreign correspondent for The Irish Times, he was the first western journalist to open an office in Moscow at the height of Gorbachev’s glasnost, and he subsequently acted as correspondent from Washington, Beijing and New York. In May You Live in Interesting Times, O’Clery reveals the untold stories of life as a journalist on the cutting edge of history.

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