Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868 1910

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  • Author : Alexander Morrison
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 396 pages
  • ISBN : 019156317X
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Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868 1910

Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868 1910
  • Author : Alexander Morrison
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 11 September 2008
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Russian Rule in Samarkand examines the structures, personnel, and ideologies of Russian imperialism in Turkestan, taking Samarkand and the surrounding region as a case-study. The creation of a colonial administration in Central Asia presented Russia with similar problems to those faced by the British in India, but different approaches to governance meant that the two regimes often stood in stark contrast to one another. While the Russian administration was characterised by corruption and inefficiency, British rule in India was often

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 19 April 2012
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A gripping historical novel set in 11th century Persia that imagines the life of poet and philosopher Omar Khayyam Accused of mocking the inviolate codes of Islam, the Persian poet and sage Omar Khayyam fortuitously finds sympathy with the very man who is to judge his alleged crimes. Recognising genius, the judge decides to spare him and gives him instead a small, blank book, encouraging him to confine his thoughts to it alone. Thus begins the seamless blend of fact

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  • Publisher : Viella Libreria Editrice
  • Release : 23 June 2021
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  • Author : Edward H. Schafer
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 21 October 2016
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In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of fancy yellow peaches, large as goose eggs and with a color like gold, to the Chinese court at Ch’ang-an. What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize all the exotic things longed for, and unknown things hoped for, by the people of the T’ang empire. This book examines the exotics imported

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  • Author : Craig Murray
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 24 May 2013
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 20 July 2006
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 03 June 2021
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  • Publisher : I. B. Tauris
  • Release : 26 January 1991
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By the 15th century, Samarkand and Bukhara were the most important cities along the Silk Route, hives of international trade and centres of art and science. By the 18th century, they had become forbidden cities to all but Muslims, and until quite recently were only rarely visited by travellers from the West.

Walking to Samarkand

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 14 April 2020
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Acclaimed journalist Bernard Ollivier continues his epic journey across Persia and Central Asia as he walks the length of the Great Silk Road. Walking to Samarkand is journalist Bernard Ollivier’s stunning account of the second leg of his 7,200-mile walk from Istanbul, Turkey, to Xi’an, China, along the Silk Road--the longest and perhaps most mythical trade route of all time. Picking up where Out of Istanbul left off, Ollivier heads out of the Middle East and into Central

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  • Release : 12 March 2020
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Mrs Hudson must step into action once more. It's summer in London, and things are quiet. But while Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson chafe at their inactivity, a train carrying a vital secret is entering a tunnel in an obscure region of the Balkans – never to be seen again. The train is only the beginning. The missing message must be found and decoded, and a diplomat’s wife must be rescued from the clutches of a pernicious blackmailer. The nation

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 29 July 2011
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