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Afghanistan: A Companion and Guide (Odyssey Afghanistan)

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Thanks to 20 years of civil war and its association with terrorism, Afghanistan is often unjustly thought of in the West as a barbarous backwater. This guide dispels that image in a comprehensive introduction to 3,500 years of Afghan culture. Each chapter looks at the major cities and regions, describing their distinctive cultural and ethnic traditions, and their associations with poets, artists, musicians, travelers, and holy men, as well as warriors and conquerors. Wonderfully illustrated, this book also features engravings, paintings, and images of priceless museum artifacts. A number of specialist essays by leading experts present topics such as archeology, architecture, carpets, flora and fauna, miniature painting, and music.

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"Thorough and beautifully illustrated, this book is a comprehensive--and fun--window into Afghan history, culture, and traditions. A must-have for travel readers and a gripping read for anyone with even a passing interest in Afghanistan."--Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

About the Author

Bijan Omrani was educated at Wellington College in the United Kingdom, and then attended Lincoln College Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and the Royal Geographical Society. He currently teaches Classics at Eton College, England.Matthew Leeming was educated at Trinity College, Oxford. He has written on Afghanistan for the Times (London), Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, and the Literary Review. He is based near Winchester in southern England and travels often to Kabul.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789622178168
Author:
Omrani, Bijan
Publisher:
Odyssey Publications
Author:
Leeming, Matthew
Subject:
Asia - Central
Subject:
Travel-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Odyssey Illustrated Guides
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
307 color photographs and 19 maps and pl
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6 x 1 in

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Product details 784 pages Odyssey Publications - English 9789622178168 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Thorough and beautifully illustrated, this book is a comprehensive--and fun--window into Afghan history, culture, and traditions. A must-have for travel readers and a gripping read for anyone with even a passing interest in Afghanistan."--Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner
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