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The Resource Afghanistan : a companion and guide, Bijan Omrani and Matthew Leeming ; introduction by Elizabeth Chatwin

Afghanistan : a companion and guide, Bijan Omrani and Matthew Leeming ; introduction by Elizabeth Chatwin

Label
Afghanistan : a companion and guide
Title
Afghanistan
Title remainder
a companion and guide
Statement of responsibility
Bijan Omrani and Matthew Leeming ; introduction by Elizabeth Chatwin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thanks to 20 years of civil war and its association with terrorism, Afghanistan is now unjustly considered by many in the West as a barbarous backwater. ... aims to dispel this image in a a comprehensive introduction to 3,500 years of Afghan culture. Starting with a full history of the country from 1500 BC, each wonderfully illustrated chapter looks at the major regions and cities, describing their distinctive cultural and ethnic traditions, their associations with poets, artists, travellers and holy men, as well as warriors and conquerors ..."--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
JAI
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Omrani, Bijan
Dewey number
915.81/04/47
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS352
LC item number
.O67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Leeming, Matthew
Series statement
Odyssey books & guides
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  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Travel
  • Afghanistan
Label
Afghanistan : a companion and guide, Bijan Omrani and Matthew Leeming ; introduction by Elizabeth Chatwin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 728-750) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of Afghanistan : from 1500 B.C. to the present day -- Travel overview : general advice for travelers -- A journey to the source of the Oxus : Badakhstan, the Wakhan and the Great Pamir -- A short walk in the Hindu Kush : The Panjsher Valley -- Balkh : city of the high-lifted banners -- Herat : the pearl of the Khurasan -- Bamiyan and the Hazarajat -- Ghazni and Mahmud the Great -- Kandahar and the Pushtuns -- Nuristan : the country of light -- Kabul : light garden of the Angel King -- Kabul and the first Afghan war -- Wildlife of Afghanistan -- Chronology of 20th century Afghan history
Control code
ocn706084874
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2nd ed..
Extent
784 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9789622178168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706084874
Label
Afghanistan : a companion and guide, Bijan Omrani and Matthew Leeming ; introduction by Elizabeth Chatwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 728-750) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of Afghanistan : from 1500 B.C. to the present day -- Travel overview : general advice for travelers -- A journey to the source of the Oxus : Badakhstan, the Wakhan and the Great Pamir -- A short walk in the Hindu Kush : The Panjsher Valley -- Balkh : city of the high-lifted banners -- Herat : the pearl of the Khurasan -- Bamiyan and the Hazarajat -- Ghazni and Mahmud the Great -- Kandahar and the Pushtuns -- Nuristan : the country of light -- Kabul : light garden of the Angel King -- Kabul and the first Afghan war -- Wildlife of Afghanistan -- Chronology of 20th century Afghan history
Control code
ocn706084874
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2nd ed..
Extent
784 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9789622178168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706084874

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