Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Journey to Khiva: a Writer's Search for Central Asia

by Glazebrook, Philip

  • ISBN: 9781568360119
  • ISBN10: 1568360118

Journey to Khiva: a Writer's Search for Central Asia

by Glazebrook, Philip

  • List Price: $23.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Kodansha America
  • Publish date: 01/01/1994
  • ISBN: 9781568360119
  • ISBN10: 1568360118
used Add to Cart $7.31
You save: 68%
Marketplace Item
Description: Like every great literary traveler, Philip Glazebrook has the ability to surprise his readers, reflecting the spontaneity of a journey through dangerous and unfamiliar terrain. In May of 1990 Glazebrook began an adventure that quickly became a sojourn through space and time - covering four thousand miles and a gallop across the centuries. As Glazebrook demonstrates in his compelling narrative, the inhabitants of these remote lands were members of a proud, conquering civilization long before the Soviet state was ever a gleam in Lenin's eye. Despite a seven-decade rule emanating from Moscow, Glazebrook learns that memories of Tamerlane, the thirteenth-century Central Asian ruler whose kingdom stretched from the Mediterranean to the Ganges, remain fresh and vivid throughout the region. On the eve of his odyssey, Glazebrook is startled in his Moscow hotel room when a knife-wielding thief attacks him. The description of this assault is utterly harrowing and leaves the reader nearly as breathless as the author. Miraculously retaining his historical perspective, Glazebrook later recasts his account of the attack in the prose style of a Victorian traveler. He reflects on the dangers that nineteenth-century adventurers faced, compared with the jeopardy in which modern travelers find themselves today. This arresting juxtaposition, spanning two centuries, jolts the reader into a deeper understanding of the nature of travel in any era. His wounds patched up, and wiser in the ways of the Moscow underworld, Glazebrook heads for the fabled cities of Tashkent, Bokhara, Samarkand, and Khiva. Here he discovers that the long shadows cast by the Great Game, Britain and Russia's nineteenth-century Cold War,remain real and powerful. Following the traces of earlier travelers, the author conveys an intimate knowledge of their adventures, salting his narrative with excerpts from their diaries and books. Sketching memorable characters and dramatic incidents among his Asian hosts, Glazebrook leads us ever closer to the essence of the region and its peoples. He invites his readers to imagine a Central Asia unfettered by European domination, whether British or Russian, in the nineteenth or the twentieth centuries. Nearing the climax of his quest, the author discovers Tamerlane's mausoleum on a hushed, twilit evening. Approaching the sun-dappled tomb and the glowing jadestone above the sepulchre, Glazebrook ushers his readers into the very heart of Central Asia.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Manny Recidro Books
Location: San Diego, CA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
First Printing. Sml 8vo in blue cloth spn with gilt lettering and yellow
[...]
Price:
$7.31
Comments:
First Printing. Sml 8vo in blue cloth spn with gilt lettering and yellow
[...]
Seller: St. Vinnie's Books
Location: Eugene, OR
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Hardcover This item shows wear from consistent use but remains in good
[...]
Price:
$8.88
Comments:
Hardcover This item shows wear from consistent use but remains in good
[...]
Seller: Michael Patrick McCarty, Books
Location: New Castle, CO
Condition: Like New
Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 289 p. Audience: General/trade.
Price:
$11.20
Comments:
Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 289 p. Audience: General/trade.
Seller: Priceless Books
Location: Urbana, IL
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
289pp. Extremities book & Dj lightly rubbed. Biblio. & index.
Price:
$12.37
Comments:
289pp. Extremities book & Dj lightly rubbed. Biblio. & index.
Seller: Argosy Book Store
Location: New York, NY
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
289 pages, small 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w. New York: Kodansha, (1994). A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper.
Price:
$12.66
Comments:
289 pages, small 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w. New York: Kodansha, (1994). A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper.
Seller: Persian Memories
Location: Cleves, OH
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 289 p. Audience: General/trade.
Price:
$16.87
Comments:
Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 289 p. Audience: General/trade.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$21.26
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Between the Covers-Rare Books
Location: Gloucester City, NJ
Condition: Like New
First American edition. 289pp. Tiny ink note on front fly, else fine in a
[...]
Price:
$22.50
Comments:
First American edition. 289pp. Tiny ink note on front fly, else fine in a
[...]
Seller: Rose's Books
Location: Harwich Port, MA
Condition: Like New
8vo. New York: Kodansha, 1994. First edition. 8vo. Hard cover binding, 289
[...]
Price:
$24.75
Comments:
8vo. New York: Kodansha, 1994. First edition. 8vo. Hard cover binding, 289
[...]
Seller: Bonita
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Condition: Very Good
Price:
$64.50
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).