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The Valleys of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels

The Valleys of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels

  • Author: Freya Stark
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0375757538
  • Category: History
  • Page: 292
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In a critically acclaimed travelogue first published in 1934, the author recounts her adventures traveling alone through the Middle East in 1927 and her odyssey through remote areas of Persia, including a visit to the hidden castle of local outlaws. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

In Spuren reisen

In Spuren reisen

Vor-Bilder und Vor-Schriften in der Reiseliteratur

  • Author: Gisela Ecker,Susanne Röhl
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 9783825879938
  • Category: Travel writing
  • Page: 237
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Land of the Turquoise Mountains

Land of the Turquoise Mountains

Journeys Across Iran

  • Author: Cyrus Massoudi
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857736043
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
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For Cyrus Massoudi, a young Britishborn Iranian, the country his parents were forced to flee thirty years ago was a place wholly unknown to him. Wanting to make sense of his roots and piece together the divided, divisive and deeply contradictory puzzle that is contemporary Iran, he embarked on a series of journeys that spanned hundreds of miles and thousands of years through the many ebbs and flows of Iranian history. From the border with Turkey to that of Turkmenistan, from the Caspian basin down to the Persian Gulf, his journeys took him from the mythological first kings of Iran, to the Elamite kingdom, the eras of Cyrus and Darius, the glory of the Sasanians, the shock of the Islamic Arab conquests and the later Mongols, Safavids and on to Khomeini, Ahmadinejad and beyond. Rich portrayals of Sufis and ageing aristocrats, smugglers and underground rock bands are all woven together with history, religion and mythology to form a unique portrait of contemporary Iranian society. And, like a fragile thread running through the heart of the narrative lies Massoudi’s poignant personal quest; his struggle echoing that of Iran itself, as it fights to forge a cohesive modern identity. With its tensions of young against old, reformists against reactionaries and the computer against the Qur’an, it is a battle with global implications for a future that is poised so precariously between promise and ruin. Land of the Turquoise Mountains reveals a world beyond the propaganda-driven, mediafuelled image of fractious, flag-burning fundamentalism, and provides a compelling glimpse both into the heart of a deeply misunderstood nation and into what it is to seek out and discover one’s heritage.

The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing

The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing

  • Author: Tim Youngs
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110724434X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: N.A
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Critics have long struggled to find a suitable category for travelogues. From its ancient origins to the present day, the travel narrative has borrowed elements from various genres - from epic poetry to literary reportage - in order to evoke distant cultures and exotic locales, and sometimes those closer to hand. Tim Youngs argues in this lucid and detailed Introduction that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it comprises and is best understood on its own terms. To this end, Youngs surveys some of the most celebrated travel literature from the medieval period until the present, exploring themes such as the quest motif, the traveler's inner journey, postcolonial travel and issues of gender and sexuality. The text culminates in a chapter on twenty-first-century travel writing and offers predictions about future trends in the genre, making this Introduction an ideal guide for today's students, teachers and travel writing enthusiasts.

The Lycian Shore

The Lycian Shore

A Turkish Odyssey

  • Author: Freya Stark
  • Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 1848853122
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 218
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A classic history of the region on the southwestern coast of Turkey also explores its mythological prominence and popularity as a modern travel destination, documenting the late author's 1950's boat tour during which she made first-person observations of Lycia's rich cultural heritage. Reprint.

History of Islamic Political Thought

History of Islamic Political Thought

  • Author: Antony Black
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748688781
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 400
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Second edition of the history of Islamic political thought that traces its roots from early Islam to the current age of Fundamentalism (622 AD to 2010 AD).

West Meets East

West Meets East

Klassiker Der Britischen Orient-Reiseliteratur

  • Author: Christoph Bode
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 234
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Explorers

Explorers

Tales of Endurance and Exploration

  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • ISBN: 1405365706
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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An epic visual guide to the most intrepid explorers in history Go on an extraordinary adventure with some of the world's greatest explorers - from Pytheas to Darwin. Written accounts in the explorers' own words, together with beautiful illustrations from their journals, tell the stories of their extraordinary adventures while special maps show the explorers' routes into the unknown. Unique "visual tours" along with never-seen-before photography of essential kits and equipment recreate some of history's greatest expeditions, their discoveries and why they ended in triumph or tragedy. Now available in ebook(PDF) format.

Baghdad Sketches

Baghdad Sketches

Journeys Through Iraq

  • Author: Freya Stark
  • Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 1848856555
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 200
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Politics & government.

The Minaret of Djam

The Minaret of Djam

An Excursion in Afghanistan

  • Author: Freya Stark
  • Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 1848853130
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 168
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The twelfth-century minaret of Djam is one of Afghanistan's most celebrated treasures, a magnificent symbol of the powerful Ghorid Empire that once stretched from Iran to India. The second talles brick minaret in the world, Djam lies in the heart of central Afghanistan's wild Ghor Province.

Raumerfahrung in der klassischen Moderne

Raumerfahrung in der klassischen Moderne

Grossstadt, Reisen, Wahrnehmungssinnlichkeit und Geschlecht in englischen Erzähltexten

  • Author: Natascha Würzbach
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783884768235
  • Category: Body, Human, in literature
  • Page: 221
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Aufbruch und Abenteuer

Aufbruch und Abenteuer

Frauen-Reisen um die Welt ab 1785

  • Author: Lydia Potts,Uta Fleischmann,Marianne Kriszio
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Women explorers
  • Page: 249
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Durch das Tal der Mörder

Durch das Tal der Mörder

Reisen in Persien der 1930er Jahre

  • Author: Freya Stark
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783853711828
  • Category: Assassins (Ismailites)
  • Page: 320
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Desperately Seeking Paradise

Desperately Seeking Paradise

Journeys Of A Sceptical Muslim

  • Author: Ziauddin Sardar
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 1847086837
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 356
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Ziauddin Sardar, one of the foremost Muslim intellectuals in Britain, learned the Koran at his mother's knee in Pakistan. As a young student in London he set out to grasp the meaning of his religion, and, hopefully, to find 'paradise', his quest leading him throughout the Muslim world, from Iran to China to Turkey. Along the way he accepts that he may never reach paradise - but it's the journey that's important. At a time when the view of Islam in the West is so often distorted and simplistic, Desperately Seeking Paradise - self-mocking, frank and passionate - is essential reading.

The Spectator

The Spectator

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: N.A
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Ich bin Malala

Ich bin Malala

Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft

  • Author: Malala Yousafzai
  • Publisher: Droemer eBook
  • ISBN: 3426424231
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte