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Starting with a full history of the country from 1500 BC, each chapter looks at the major cities and regions, describing their distinctive cultural and ethnic traditions, their associations with poets, artists, musicians, travelers and holy men, as well as warriors and conquerors. Ancient and modern sources from Afghanistan are extensively quoted, as well as the thoughts, musings and experiences of writers from America, Europe, Russia, China, India and the Middle East, including such luminaries as Wilfred Thesiger and Bruce Chatwin.

Experienced Afghan traveler Matthew Leeming contributes detailed information for those who intend to visit the country as tourists, with guides to specific cities and areas, as well as more general advice. A number of short specialist appendices by leading experts further illustrate matters such as archaeology, architecture, carpets, miniature painting, calligraphy, music, flora and fauna. Wonderfully illustrated with superb images from world-renowned photographers such as Michael Yamashita and Roland and Sabrina Michaud. Also includes engravings, etchings, paintings and priceless museum artifacts.

     • Written by authors with both academic and first-hand knowledge of the country
     • Essential reading for anyone with an interest in Afghanistan's history
     • Includes stunning contemporary photography from world-renowned photographers such as Michael Yamashita and Roland and Sabrina Michaud
     • Rare archive material includes black-and-white photography by Wilfred Thesiger
     • Literary excerpts from Herodotus to Robert Lowell, Robert Byron, Peter Levi and Bruce Chatwin
     • The most comprehensive coverage, from Alexander the Great to the new constitution
     • 110 stunning color photos

This lavish guide reveals the immense treasury of cultural, historical and natural wealth-too frequently forgotten-that is Afghanistan.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

- Written by authors with both academic and first-hand knowledge of the country<BR>- Essential reading for anyone with an interest in Afghanistan's history<BR>- Includes stunning contemporary photography from world-renowned photographers such as Michael Yamashita and Roland and Sabrina Michaud<BR>- Rare archive material includes black-and-white photography by Wilfred Thesiger<BR>- Literary excerpts from Herodotus to Robert Lowell, Robert Byron, Peter Levi and Bruce Chatwin<BR>- The most comprehensive coverage, from Alexander the Great to the new constitution<BR>- 110 stunning color photos<BR>- 512 pages of invaluable information on Afghanistan

About the Author

Bijan Omrani was educated at Wellington and Lincoln College, Oxford. He is an occasional contributor to the Spectator. When not traveling, he lives in Berkshire, England. Matthew Leeming was educated at Trinity College, Oxford. He first visited Afghanistan in 1993 to help restart the traditional tile-making industry, after which he became an extensive traveler throughout the country, writing on Afghanistan for the Times [London], Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, and the Literary Review. He lives near Winchester in southern England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789622177468
Subtitle:
A Companion and Guide
Introduction:
Chatwin, Elizabeth
Introduction by:
Chatwin, Elizabeth
Introduction:
Chatwin, Elizabeth
Author:
Leeming, Matthew
Author:
Chatwin, Elizabeth
Author:
Omrani, Bijan
Publisher:
Airphoto International Ltd.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia - Southwest
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Asia - Central
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Odyssey Illustrated Guides
Publication Date:
20050630
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
110 full-color photos; maps and illustra
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , - Written by authors with both academic and first-hand knowledge of the country<BR>- Essential reading for anyone with an interest in Afghanistan's history<BR>- Includes stunning contemporary photography from world-renowned photographers such as Michael Yamashita and Roland and Sabrina Michaud<BR>- Rare archive material includes black-and-white photography by Wilfred Thesiger<BR>- Literary excerpts from Herodotus to Robert Lowell, Robert Byron, Peter Levi and Bruce Chatwin<BR>- The most comprehensive coverage, from Alexander the Great to the new constitution<BR>- 110 stunning color photos<BR>- 512 pages of invaluable information on Afghanistan
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