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Journey to Khiva: A Writer's Search for Central Asia
Journey to Khiva: A Writer's Search for Central Asia
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  • ISBN-13: 9781568360119
  • ISBN: 1568360118
  • Publisher: Kodansha America, Incorporated

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AN EXPEDITION INTO THE HEART OF CENTRAL ASIA Inspired by the great adventurers of the Victorian era and intrigued by the history of the Great Game-the century-long struggle between Britain and Russia to control Central Asia-Philip Glazebrook set out on his own journey to the fabled cities of Tashkent, Bokhara, Samarkand, and Khiva. Along theway he encountered remains of two other empires: the Soviet Union, whose spreading disorder was brought home by a terrifying attack in his Moscow hotel room, and the domain of Tamerlane, the thirteenth-century conqueror whose memory and monuments still dominate the imagination of the regionsinhabitants Blending his own experiences with tales from earlier travelers, Glazebrook captures the color and fascination of a region where Europe and Asia have long met but never merged, a crucial crossroads from the days of the Silk Road to the present.Glazebrook, Philip is the author of 'Journey to Khiva: A Writer's Search for Central Asia' with ISBN 9781568360119 and ISBN 1568360118.

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