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Shadow of the Silk Road

by Colin Thubron

Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish...

Insight Guides: Jordan

by Insight Guides

Insight Guide Jordan is a comprehensive full-colour travel guide to the culture, history, people and sights in this peaceful and prosperous Middle Eastern country. Our inspirational Best Of section selects Jordan's...

Istanbul Select

by Insight Guides

Seductively packaged pocket guides compiled by local experts who know Istanbul inside out. These brand new guides are designed for informed, experienced travellers and those on a repeat visit but looking for...

Deep Anatolia

by Nedim Gürsel & Damien Guillaume

We are part of a land that was home to many civilizations. We are part of a nation that was envied not only for its strategic location, but also for its beauty. Anatolian history was shaped with invasions and...

The Road to Oxiana

by Robert Byron

The Road to Oxiana is the brilliant account of Robert Byron’s ten-month journey to Iran and Afghanistan in 1933–34. This classic travelogue is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example...

The Rough Guide to Oman

by APA Publications Limited & Rough Guides

Discover this beguiling destination with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to watch turtles lay their eggs at Ras Al Jinz,shop for bargains at the labyrinthine Muttrah...


by Fabio L. Grassi

In this work famous Italyan historian  Fabio L. Grassi addresses Russian conquest of North-Western Caucasus, the massacre and expulsion of the natives, their forced migration into the Ottoman lands and the...

Desert Falcon

by Leslie Goodyear & Beeley Fergus

Through lyrical literary voice honoring an Arabic poem... the legend of Desert Falcon, an historical allegory rich with travel and adventure tells the story of Rashid, a seemingly skill challenged Bedouin...

Berlitz Pocket Guide Dubai

by Berlitz/Berlitz Publishing

Berlitz Pocket Guides: iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Dubai and now comes with a bi-lingual dictionary -Newly updated edition of Berlitz Dubai now...

Insight Guides Pocket Dubai

by Insight Guides

Ideal itineraries and top travel tips in a pocket-sized package. -Brand new edition of Insight Guides Pocket Dubai -Innovative extra = incredible value, and unique in the market. -High production values - fresh...

Cairo's Street Stories

by Lesley Lababidi

In 1872, Ismail Pasha, the khedive of Egypt, was the first to adopt the European custom of positioning heroic statues on public display as a symbolic message of the continuing authority of the ruling Muhammad...

Traveling Through Egypt

by Deborah Manley & Sahar Abdel-Hakim

"Egypt is one of the two wings of the world, and the excellences of which it can boast are countless. Its metropolis is the dome of Islam, its river the most splendid of rivers." al-Muqaddasi, c. 1000 To travelers,...


by Margaret M. Vale

Siwa is a remote oasis deep in the heart of the Egyptian desert near the border with Libya. Until an asphalt road was built to the Mediterranean coast in the 1980s, its only links to the outside world were by...

Women Travelers in Egypt

by Deborah Manley

Until late in the nineteenth century, few guide books acknowledged the presence of women as travelers - although women had been traveling around the world for centuries. Women's accounts of their journeys, distinct...

Memories In Translation

by Denys Johnson-Davies & Naguib Mahfouz

Nobody has done more for modern Arabic literature in translation than Denys Johnson-Davies, described by the late Edward Said as "the leading Arabic English translator of our time." With more than twenty-five...

American Travelers on the Nile

by Andrew Oliver

The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, ending the War of 1812, allowed Americans once again to travel abroad. Medical students went to Paris, artists to Rome, academics to Göttingen, and tourists to all European...

The Fayoum

by R. Neil Hewison

The Fayoum, a large and exceptionally fertile depression in Egypt's Western Desert, some 90 kilometers southwest of Cairo, is a region both rich in history and outstanding in natural beauty. Its historical legacy...

Aristocrats and Archaeologists

by Toby Wilkinson & Julian Platt

A collection of letters in a small painted box passed down through three generations of a London family is the starting point for a vivid account of a three-month journey up and down the Nile in a bygone age....

Islamic Monuments in Cairo

by Caroline Williams

Cairo's Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity. No other Islamic city can equal Cairo's spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical...

Living in Palestine between tablets, walls, the Bible and the Koran

by Giovanni Verga

Living in Palestine between Tablets, Walls, The Bible and The Koran” is a book that reports the daily life in West Bank through population’s direct experiences and the reconstruction of historical facts...