Afghanistan

Omrani, Bijan; Leeming, Matthew; Chatwin, Elizabeth

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2011. Second Edition. Paperback. Offers a comprehensive introduction to 3,500 years of Afghan culture. This title covers the history of this nation from Alexander the Great to Hamid Karzai. It is illustrated with archival material such as 19th century paintings and engravings from the Bodleian Library and the Royal Geographical Society. Num Pages: 784 pages, 310 colour photos, 20 maps. BIC Classification: 1FCA; HBJF; WTH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 217 x 168 x 39. Weight in Grams: 1268. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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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

About the Author: Bijan Omrani attended Lincoln College, Oxford. His first book, Ticking Tom and the Tornado, was published when he was 10 years old, which he followed with contributions to The Spectator as an undergraduate. His research interests include Euripides, mysticism, Henry Purcell and the history of the Afghan-Pakistan frontier. He is the author and editor of various works on Central Asia including Asia Overland: Tales of Travel on the Trans-Siberian and Silk Road (Odyssey Books & Guides), and also a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and the Royal Geographical Society. He teaches Classics at Westminster School.

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.

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