Eastward to Tartary

Eastward to Tartary

Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus

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The Atlantic Monthly correspondent take readers on a fascinating tour of the old Ottoman empire and argues that the collapse of this great power a century ago contributed to many of the conflicts in the Balkans and Central Asia. 30,000 first printing.

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Takes the reader on a journey through the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus, describing the history, business, and people.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2000
Edition: 1st. ed
ISBN: 9780375502729
0375502726
Branch Call Number: 956 KAP
Characteristics: xvi, 364 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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Jan 17, 2015

Although about 15 years old now, this work by one of my favorite authors helps shed light on many little known countries, especially those that only achieved independence from the USSR less than ten years previously. He ventures alone with indefatigable resolve to the most remote locations, but always keeps the reader involved as he meditates upon the destiny of these struggling countries.

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beautykitty
Sep 23, 2011

Beautifully written. You also learn about the history, both ancient and modern, in one of the world's hot beds of ethnic tensions. When you've finished the book, you feel you've been on a journey through time and space.

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