📒 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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📒 Walking To Samarkand by Bernard Ollivier

Genre : Travel
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781510746916
Copyright Year : 2020-04-14
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Acclaimed journalist Bernard Ollivier continues his epic journey across Persia and Central Asia as he walks the length of the Great Silk Road. Walking to Samarkand is journalist Bernard Ollivier’s stunning account of the second leg of his 7,200-mile walk from Istanbul, Turkey, to Xi’an, China, along the Silk Road--the longest and perhaps most mythical trade route of all time. Picking up where Out of Istanbul left off, Ollivier heads out of the Middle East and into Central Asia, grappling not only with his own will to continue but with new, unforeseen dangers. After crossing the final mountain passes of Turkish Kurdistan, Ollivier sets foot in Iran, keen on locating vestiges of the silk trade as he passes through Persia’s modern cities and traditional villages, including Tabriz, Tehran, Nishapur, and the holy city of Mashhad. Beyond urban areas lie deserts: first Iran’s Great Salt Desert, then Turkmenistan’s forbidding Karakum, whose relentless sun, snakes, and scorpions pose continuous challenges to Ollivier’s goal of reaching Uzbekistan. Setting his own fears aside, he travels on, wonderstruck at every turn, borne by a childhood dream: to see for himself the golden domes and turquoise skies of Samarkand, one of Central Asia’s most ancient cities. But what Ollivier enjoys most are the people along the way: Askar, the hospitable gardener; the pilgrims of Mashhad; and his knights in shining armor, Mehdi and Monir. For, despite setting out alone, he comes to find that walking itself—through a kind of alchemy—surrounds him with friends and fosters fellowship. From the authoritarian mullahs of revolutionary Iran to the warm welcome of everyday Iranians—custodians of age-old, cordial Persian culture; from the stark realities of former Soviet republics to the region’s legendary bazaars—veritable feasts for the senses—readers discover, through the eyes of a veteran journalist, the rich history and contemporary culture of these amazing lands.

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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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Genre : Reference
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
ISBN_10 : 9781576079195
Copyright Year : 2007
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The first work to offer 5,000 years of authoritative historical coverage of ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa—from their founding to the present—highlighting each city's cultural, social, political, and economic significance. * Coverage of 100 ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa * 19 academic contributors from this region as well as from Europe and the United States * Annotated timeline locating cities within their historical and imperial contexts * 44 illustrations including the Venetian fortifications of Nicosia, the ziggurat in Ur, and the Silk Market in Cairo * 8 maps including an overview map of all the cities listed in the book and sub-regional maps to clarify their location

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📒 Turkistan by Eugene Schuyler

Genre : Asia, Central
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : BSB:BSB11333164
Copyright Year : 1876
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Genre : Asia, Central
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ISBN_10 : NYPL:33433082408182
Copyright Year : 1890
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📒 Stans By Me by Ged Gillmore

Genre : Travel
Publisher : deGrevilo
ISBN_10 : 9780648189039
Copyright Year : 2019-05-27
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Central Asia is the hot new travel destination. Curious to see what all the fuss is about? Join intrepid traveler, Ged Gillmore, as he journeys with an unlikely group of characters on a whirlwind tour through the five ‘Stans – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. * Prepare yourself to come face to face with mesmerizing landscapes and striking citadels that look like sets from Star Wars and Game of Thrones. * Learn about ancient rituals such as goat-pulling and bride-stealing that are still practiced today. * Visit floating mountains, singing dunes, sunken forests and bejeweled cities so beautiful they are almost impossible to describe. Along the way you’ll encounter yurt erections, bullet trains and enemy Silk Road travel agents. You’ll learn how a baby’s first steps are celebrated in Kyrgyzstan. You’ll become acquainted with the life-and-death importance of etiquette in a Khan’s palace. And you’ll be gently reminded that people – even those on a seemingly boring bus tour – are rarely what they seem. 'Stans By Me' is a hilarious Central Asia travel memoir, full of fascinating characters, magnificent monuments and curious customs – all told with Gillmore’s deadpan British wit. If you enjoy the offbeat travel tales of Bill Bryson, David Sedaris, J. Maarten Troost or Will Ferguson, you’ll definitely get a kick out of 'Stans By Me'. ** PRAISE FOR 'STANS BY ME' ** 'What a journey, told with humor and great descriptive writing.' 'Entertaining, informative and really well written - just the right balance.' 'If you like Bill Bryson's style of writing you will enjoy this. It has humour and loads of information.' ‘A wonderful alternative to a dry Lonely Planet travel guide – Stans By Me is enlightening, inspiring, evocative and downright witty.’ ‘I’ll soon be traveling the Silk Road and doing some trekking in Tajikistan and this travel guide has left me so excited about my trip of a lifetime.’ ‘A superb and entertaining travel guide covering the wonders of Central Asia and the Silk Road. Inspiring writing.’

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Genre : Soviet Union
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : UOM:39015059730336
Copyright Year : 1959
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📒 Turkistan0 by Eugene Schuyler

Genre : Asia, Central
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ISBN_10 : BSB:BSB11334040
Copyright Year : 1876
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ISBN_10 : RMS:RMS1LSO$000035899$$$/
Copyright Year : 1876
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