Samarakand: Caught in Time (Great Photographic Archives Series) (Great Photographic Archives Series) Sabir Kurbanov

ISBN: 9781873938423

Published: June 1st 2008

Hardcover

160 pages


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Samarakand: Caught in Time (Great Photographic Archives Series) (Great Photographic Archives Series)  by  Sabir Kurbanov

Samarakand: Caught in Time (Great Photographic Archives Series) (Great Photographic Archives Series) by Sabir Kurbanov
June 1st 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 160 pages | ISBN: 9781873938423 | 3.58 Mb

First settled in the 6th or 7th century BC, Samarkand has known periods of prosperity and decline its craftsmen traded and settled as far a field as the Chinese borders, and its great military leader Tamerlane fought wars against Persia, Syria andMoreFirst settled in the 6th or 7th century BC, Samarkand has known periods of prosperity and decline its craftsmen traded and settled as far a field as the Chinese borders, and its great military leader Tamerlane fought wars against Persia, Syria and India.

Samarkand is best known as a centre of Islamic learning and architecture. The photographs collected here were taken during the key period from 1871 to the 1890s, following the Tsarist conquest of 1868, but before the Soviet rule that resulted in the destruction of many Islamic landmarks.



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