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Meander East to West along a Turkish River

East to West along a Turkish River


Συγγραφέας: Seal Jeremy
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780701183479
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 416
Διαστάσεις: 22x4x14
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2012
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Meander East to West along a Turkish River"

The course of the Meander is so famously indirect that the river's name has come to signify digression - an invitation Jeremy Seal is duty-bound to accept while travelling the length of it in a one-man canoe. At every twist and turn of his journey, from the Meander's source in the uplands of Central Turkey to its mouth on the Aegean Sea, Seal illuminates his account with a wealth of cultural, historical and personal asides. It is a journey that takes him from Turkey's steppe interior - the stamping ground of such illustrious adventurers as Xerxes, Alexander the Great and the Crusader Kings - to the great port city of Miletus, home of the earliest Western philosophers. Along the way Seal unpicks the history of this remarkable region, but he also encounters a rich assortment of contemporary characters who reveal a rural Turkey on the cusp of change. Above all, this is the story of a river that first brought the cultures of East and West into contact - and conflict - with one another, its banks littered with the spoil of empires, the marks of war, and the detritus of recent industrialisation. At once epic, intimate and insightful, "Meander" is a brilliant evocation of a land between two worlds.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Seal Jeremy
ISBN: 9780701183479
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 05/07/2012
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 416
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 612 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x4x14 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: maps
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2012

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