Автор: Simpson, St John Название: Afghanistan: A Cultural History ISBN: 0714111740 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714111742 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 8840 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: While the modern nation can trace its origins back to 1747, the history of Afghanistan is far more ancient. It has long been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and human migration. While many native peoples such as the Kushans, Samanids, Saffarids and Mughals have founded their empires here, the country has also been the target of numerous invasions. Afghanistan is therefore one of the most culturally rich and diverse places on Earth. This lively book places this rich and ancient seam of creativity in its broad historical context and offers the reader a full appreciation of this remarkable country.
Название: Carpets Of Afghanistan, The Hb ISBN: 1851497900 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851497904 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 23510 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Carpets of Afghanistan is without a doubt one of the most detailed analysis of Afghanistan rug production ever published. Author Richard Parsons, for many years a buyer in Afghanistan for the well-known firm O.C.M (London) Ltd, treats the reader not only to a veritable feast of carpets and rugs, all with their attendant tribal origins and motifs vividly explained, but also to a fascinating journey through the history of a diverse and colourful country. The author shares his respect and admiration for Afghanistan's stoic people, who, somehow, despite political upheavals, forced resettlement, a harsh climate and often primitive nomadic conditions, manage to fashion exquisite works of art which reflect their pride in their many-faceted heritage.
Afghan rugs, which are instantly appealing due to their traditional colours and bold designs, open up a whole vista for the collector, from sumptuous piled purdahs to flat woven prayer rugs, all of them well illustrated in the 154 colour and 90 black and white plates.
On completing his National Service in Egypt, Richard Parsons spent some time with the Colonial Service, before joining a mining finance house and working for several years in West Africa. He was then posted to Tehran where he fell in love with Oriental carpets. On completion of his assignment in Iran and faced with the prospect of a London office, he abandoned his career for the carpet trade to the consternation of family and friends. He subsequently joined the prestigious firm of Oriental Carpet Wholesalers in the UK, whose agents buy from all over the carpet-making world for sale in the UK and redistribution throughout the world. After training at the London warehouse and in Iran, he was sent to Afghanistan as assistant buyer. He soon took over full responsibilities staying on in Afghanistan until 1979 when it was occupied by the Soviet Union. He then went as a buyer to Pakistan where he lived and worked until 1981, before moving to Hong Kong. His knowledge and love of Afghan rugs has prompted him to devote a great deal of time researching, writing and recording for posterity the details of rug production and tribal history in that remote but beautiful country. Richard Parsons died in February, 2002.
Автор: Rubin Название: Search for Peace in Afghanistan ISBN: 0300063768 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300063769 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 21650 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Afghanistan's 14-year-long civil war erupted in 1978 and ended in the disintegration of a state that was first hyperarmed by the superpowers and then
abandoned by them. This text analyzes the part played by international politics in this debacle, discussing how changing patterns of strategic conflict and co-operation have affected
international negotiations over Afghanistan from the period of the civil war to the present. Drawing on interviews with officials of the United Nations and of various governments, Barnett
Rubin recounts the ultimate failure of the Geneva Accords of 1988 to deal effectively with the Afghans' domestic conflict and to establish US-Soviet co-operation in rebuilding
When the Cold War ended and USSR disintegrated, Afghanistan lost its strategic significance, notes Rubin. The people of this impoverished land were left to
fight over their future with sophisticated weapons and little other outside assistance. Integrating theories of international relations and domestic politics, Rubin analyzes how buffer
states are formed through international co-operation, and how this leads to both specific patterns of state formation and particular problems of regime change.
Автор: Wahei Tatematsu Название: Distant Thunder ISBN: 0804821208 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780804821209 Издательство: Tuttle Рейтинг: Цена: 8500 T Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Название: War Artists In Afghanistan Hb ISBN: 1851497889 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851497881 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 18290 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Evocative Images From Those Who Witnessed The Fighting In Afghanistan First Hand.
Автор: Raphael Frederic Название: Distant Intimacy ISBN: 0300186940 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300186949 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 14440 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание:
This delightful book of writer-to-writer correspondence joins a full shelf of volumes in the genre, yet it is perhaps the first set of such letters ever transacted via the Internet. Also unusual, at least for correspondents in the twenty-first century, is that Frederic Raphael and Joseph Epstein have never met, nor even spoken to each other. But what is most rare about this book is the authors' abundant talent for entertaining their readers, as much when the topic is grave as when it is droll.
Raphael and Epstein agree to embark on a year-long correspondence, but other rules are few. As the weeks progress, their friendship grows, and each inspires the other. Almost any topic, large or small, is considered: they write of schooling, parents, wives, children, literary tastes, enmities, delights, and beliefs. They discuss their professional lives as writers, their skills or want of them, respective experiences with editors, producers, and actors, and, in priceless passages scattered throughout the letters, they assess such celebrated figures as Gore Vidal, Christopher Hitchens, Sontag/Leibowitz, Malcolm Gladwell, Harold Bloom, George Steiner, Harold Pinter, Isaiah Berlin, George Weidenfeld, and Robert Gottlieb, among many others. Epstein and Raphael capture a year in their letters, but more, they invite us into an intimate world where literature, cinema, and art are keys to self-discovery and friendship.
Автор: Baechtold Название: Baechtold s best: afghanistan ISBN: 081099223X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780810992238 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 4730 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Created using images and maps, this book introduces the traveller to the best of what each country has to offer. It consists of four categories of destinations, accompanied by a map to get you there. These guides are created on the premise that one good photograph and an address are enough to point the intrepid traveller in the right direction.
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