Tearing Up The Silk Road

Author: Tom Coote
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1859643027
Size: 70.13 MB
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Tearing Up The Silk Road from the Author: Tom Coote. Tearing up the Silk Road is an irreverent travelogue that details a journey along the ancient trade routes from China to Istanbul, through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus. As Tom Coote struggles through the often arbitrary borders and bureaucracies of China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey, it becomes apparent that the next generation will see themselves in a very different light to their predecessors. New forms of identity are emerging, founded more upon shared cultural preferences and aspirations, than on the remnants of tribal allegiance. While rushing through from East to West, Tom Coote meets, befriends and argues with an epic range of characters; from soldiers and monks to pilgrims, travellers and modern day silk-road traders. All are striving for something more and most dream of being somewhere else. By bus, train and battered car - through deserts, open plains and mountain ranges - Tom finds himself again and again at the front line of a desperate war for hearts and minds. Through rapidly expanding megacities, to ancient ruins, and far more recently created wastelands, it is the West that is winning the souls while the East grows ever stronger. The real clash of civilisations, however, seems set to be not between the East and the West, but between the few who have so much, and the masses now uniting to demand so much more.

Licht Aus Dem Osten

Author: Peter Frankopan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644122814
Size: 16.92 MB
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Licht Aus Dem Osten from the Author: Peter Frankopan. ┬źÔÇ╣Eine neue Geschichte der WeltÔÇ║ ÔÇô dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.┬╗ Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen ÔÇô indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an G├╝tern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehns├╝chtig nach Osten blicken lie├č. Frankopan erz├Ąhlt von Alexander dem Gro├čen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die ├╝ber die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschlie├čung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schlie├člich erkl├Ąrt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schl├Ągt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er r├╝ckt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erz├Ąhltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen ├Âffnet.

The Last Secrets Of The Silk Road

Author: Alexandra Tolstoy
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592282012
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The Last Secrets Of The Silk Road from the Author: Alexandra Tolstoy. Takes readers along on the author's 1999 journey through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and lands in Central Asia and China as she and three companions retrace more than 4,500 miles of the ancient Silk Road, describing the dangers, hardships, and extremes of the land, as well as the friendship that they built, during an extraordinary eight-month odyssey.

Looking For China

Author: Judy Schultz
Publisher: Red Deer Press
Size: 23.71 MB
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Looking For China from the Author: Judy Schultz. Looking for China chronicles Judy Schultz's dream of traveling to exotic foreign lands and her encounters with the contemporary and historic realities of China. From the crowded farmhouse of a peasant in South China to the luxury and excesses of the China Orient Express, Judy Schultz confronts the diversity of Asian culture as a foreign woman traveling alone among 1.2 billion Chinese. As a feature writer specializing in food and travel for the Edmonton Journal, Schultz returns to Chinese Asia again and again, weaving her journey into a loving account of her travels down a silk road. Her work on this book earned her the prestigious Asia Pacific Fellowship for Journalism.

The Silk Road

Author: Norma Martyn
Size: 43.62 MB
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The Silk Road from the Author: Norma Martyn.

The Infidel

Author: Bob Shepherd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847378145
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The Infidel from the Author: Bob Shepherd. When Islamic militants infiltrate an elite British counter-narcotics programme, disaster is averted thanks to SAS veterans John Patterson and Dusty Miller. But when fallout from the affair threatens to topple the West's fragile Afghan alliance and expose failings inside the UK's new crime fighting agency, John and Dusty suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Alone and on the run, one place on earth holds the key to their innocence: Nuristan, a remote Afghan province and notorious terrorist haven. But their journey to freedom will thrust them deeper into the Afghan conflict than they ever imagined. Battling hostile terrain and Islamic fighters, John and Dusty emerge the unlikely champions of an ancient community torn apart by al-Qaeda and western forces. From Bob Shepherd, ex-SAS soldier and bestselling author of The Circuit, comes an adventure inspired by Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King. An action-packed tale of honour, betrayal and tribalism, The Infidelis thrilling, poignant and deeply relevant to one of the bloodiest conflicts of our time.