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Afghanistan: A Companion and Guide
     

Afghanistan: A Companion and Guide

by Bijan Omrani, Matthew Leeming
 
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

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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

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“Thorough and beautifully illustrated, this book is a comprehensive—and fun—window into Afghan history, culture, and traditions. A must-have for travel readers and a gripping read for anyone with even a passing interest in Afghanistan." —Khaled Hosse

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789622178168
Publisher:
Airphoto International Ltd.
Publication date:
03/16/2011
Series:
Odyssey Illustrated Guides Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet 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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