Asia Overland: Tales of Travel on the Trans-SiberianSilk Road

Asia Overland Tales of Travel on the Trans SiberianSilk Road What was it really like to travel the iron rails of the Trans Siberian Railway in its early years the dusty parched tracks of the Silk Road in its heyday or the rugged dangerous mountain passes in

  • Title: Asia Overland: Tales of Travel on the Trans-SiberianSilk Road
  • Author: Bijan Omrani
  • ISBN: 9789622178113
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • What was it really like to travel the iron rails of the Trans Siberian Railway in its early years, the dusty, parched tracks of the Silk Road in its heyday, or the rugged, dangerous mountain passes into and out of the Indian subcontinent Eurasia s great

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    About “Bijan Omrani”

    1. Bijan Omrani

      Bijan Omrani is an historian and classicist specialising in the history of Afghanistan and Central Asia He was educated at Wellington, and then read Classics and English at Lincoln College Oxford,where he contributed to the Spectator as an undergraduate He produced his first major publication, Afghanistan A Companion and Guide, in collaboration with the seasoned Afghan traveller Matthew Leeming in 2005, and since then has edited and published numerous works, articles and book reviews on Afghan and Central Asian history A special area of research has been the controversial area of theAfghan Pakistan border, also known as the Durand Line His latest book, Asia Overland Tales of Travel on the Trans Siberian and Silk Road, was published in 2010.Omrani has also lectured and broadcast widely, commentating on Afghan history for BBC Radio 4 and Sky News He has spoken at numerous venues including the RGS Hong Kong chapter ,the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, SOAS, Pushkin House, and Eton College He has also briefed army officers and journalists on aspects of Afghan history He sits on the editorial board of the Asian Affairs Journal He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Asiatic Society.

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    1. Asia Overland traces the development of the trans-siberian railway (called the steel road) and the various paths of the silk road. What makes the book work is the pictures and the extensive use of the descriptions by early travelers. I particularly liked hearing the voices of early women - such Annette Meakin as the first western woman to ride the full trans siberian railway with her aging mother in the late 19th century)and Mildred Coble who explored the silk road in the 1920s. Some of the trav [...]


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