Synopses & Reviews
Kathleen Hopkirk, who first visited Central Asia nearly 30 years ago, has drawn on the accounts and observations of travellers over the centuries to bring to life its turbulent past and set the scene for its no less turbulent present. From Genghis Khan to Mao, it is an area that has witnessed some of the most extraordinary events in history. This guide, arranged alphabetically for the user's convenience, is a concise handbook which also offers an epic account of this region.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -286) and index.