Samarkand Book PDF


  • Author : Caroline Eden
  • Publisher : Kyle Books
  • Release Date : 2016-06-09
  • Genre : COOKING
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0857833278

Samarkand Book Description :

Over hundreds of years, various ethnic groups have passed through this city, sharing and influencing each other's cuisine and leaving their culinary stamp. Samarkand is a love letter to Central Asia and the Caucasus, containing travel essays, beautiful photography and recipes that are little known in the West that have been expertly adapted for the home cook. There is an introduction to the region (explaining the ethnic groups Uzbeks, Tajiks, Russian, Turkis, Koryo-Saram, Jewish, Caucasus, Afghan) with a useful pantry of essential ingredients, followed by an array of delicious dishes. These include Lamb Kebabs with Cinnamon, Cloves & Hot Hummus, Pumpkin Stuffed with Spiced Chickpeas, Sour Cherries & Rice, Pomegranate & Vodka Sorbet and the all-important breads of the region non, flatbreads and pides.

Samarkand Book PDF


  • Author : Amin Maalouf
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-04-19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780748131242

Samarkand Book Description :

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 and fiction that is Samarkand. Vividly re-creating the history of the manuscript of the Rubaiyaat of Omar Khayyam, Amin Maalouf spans continents and centuries with breathtaking vision: the dusky exoticism of 11th-century Persia, with its poetesses and assassins; the same country's struggles nine hundred years later, seen through the eyes of an American academic obsessed with finding the original manuscript; and the fated maiden voyage of the Titanic, whose tragedy led to the Rubaiyaat's final resting place - all are brought to life with keen assurance by this gifted and award-winning writer.

The Golden Peaches of Samarkand Book PDF

The Golden Peaches of Samarkand

  • Author : Edward H. Schafer
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-10-21
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 619
  • ISBN : 9781787201125

The Golden Peaches of Samarkand Book Description :

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 into China during the T’ang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907), and depicts their influence on Chinese life. Into the land during the three centuries of T’ang came the natives of almost every nation of Asia, all bringing exotic wares either as gifts or as goods to be sold. Ivory, rare woods, drugs, diamonds, magicians, dancing girls—the author covers all classes of unusual imports, their places of origin, their lore, their effect on costume, dwellings, diet, and on painting, sculpture, music, and poetry. This book is not a statistical record of commercial imports and medieval trade, but rather a “humanistic essay, however material its subject matter.” “The most essential thing the reviewer can say about this book is, ‘Read it!’ It is probably the most informative, most scholarly, and most delightfully written book on China that has appeared in our time. It is a heartening reminder that scholars still have an interest in studying history in terms of people, in examining people’s intimate reactions to the little human things that occupied their daily lives.”—Jour. of Asian Studies “A pure delight....Scarcely any aspect of T’ang life is omitted, so that bit by bit Mr. Schafer builds up a reasonably complete picture of an entire civilization. Mr· Schafer writes with urbanity and wit.”—Sat. Rev. “A fascinating survey of T’ang culture as reflected in the use and demand for exotica....Rarely has the reviewer come upon a book so enjoyable and informative·”—Jour. of the American Oriental Society.

From Samaria to Samarkand Book PDF

From Samaria to Samarkand

  • Author : David A. Law
  • Publisher : University Press of Amer
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : UOM:39015022237468

From Samaria to Samarkand Book Description :

Many people have speculated on the destiny of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, which were carried away by the Assyrians in 722 B.C. Even serious attempts to find remnants of the Ten Lost Tribes have never proved where they are now located. This book primarily shows evidence that the tribes went to Samarkand and that their descendants still live in that area. Samarkand has been called a mysterious, exotic, or grand city by different authors. However, little is known about its origin, name and people, even though it has existed for more than 2500 years and was a hub of the Great Silk Route from China and the Great Spice Route from India. The author noticed, after visiting the city in 1971, an amazing number of similarities between the people there and the tribes. This book will interest religious groups, biblical historians and historians of ancient history.

Samarkand Book PDF


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre : Samarqand (Uzbekistan)
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : WISC:89092511831

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Samarkand Book PDF


  • Author : Zoi͡a Finit͡skai͡a
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre : Samarqand (Uzbekistan)
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105034099791

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Samarkand and Bukhara Book PDF

Samarkand and Bukhara

  • Author : John Lawton
  • Publisher : I. B. Tauris
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : UOM:39015022035037

Samarkand and Bukhara Book Description :

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.

South to Samarkand Book PDF

South to Samarkand

  • Author : Ethel Mannin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1951
  • Genre : Asia, Central
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4451591

South to Samarkand Book Description :

Journey Beyond Samarkand Book PDF

Journey Beyond Samarkand

  • Author : Yasushi Inoue
  • Publisher : Kodansha
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Genre : Asia, Central
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : UOM:39015009108872

Journey Beyond Samarkand Book Description :

History of the region and great figures of its past.

The Samarkand Dimension Book PDF

The Samarkand Dimension

  • Author : David Wise
  • Publisher : Avon Books
  • Release Date : 1988-12
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0380705184

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A Journey to Samarkand Book PDF

A Journey to Samarkand

  • Author : Larry Wills Henderson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1960
  • Genre : Soviet Union
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105070687012

A Journey to Samarkand Book Description :

Through Khiva to Golden Samarkand Book PDF

Through Khiva to Golden Samarkand

  • Author : Ella Robertson Christie
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1925
  • Genre : Asia, Central
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : IND:39000003763989

Through Khiva to Golden Samarkand Book Description :

Samarkand Dawn Book PDF

Samarkand Dawn

  • Author : Graham Diamond
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre : Science fiction
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 087216781X

Samarkand Dawn Book Description :

My Golden Road from Samarkand Book PDF

My Golden Road from Samarkand

  • Author : Jascha Golowanjuk
  • Publisher : Quartet Books (UK)
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre : Russia
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : WISC:89052017076

My Golden Road from Samarkand Book Description :

The Golden Journey to Samarkand Book PDF

The Golden Journey to Samarkand

  • Author : James Elroy Flecker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1915
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 65
  • ISBN : WISC:89099800773

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Energy Research Abstracts Book PDF

Energy Research Abstracts

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre : Power resources
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : OSU:32435021070958

Energy Research Abstracts Book Description :

Samarkand and Beyond Book PDF

Samarkand and Beyond

  • Author : James Wellard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre : Automobile trailers
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105037126609

Samarkand and Beyond Book Description :