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The Last Mughal, Dalrymple, William


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Автор: Dalrymple, William
Название:  The Last Mughal   (Последний из династии Махалов)
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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ISBN: 1400078334
ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400078332
ISBN: 1-400-07833-4
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-1-400-07833-2
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 534
Вес: 0.544 кг.
Дата издания: 11.03.2008
Серия: History
Язык: ENG
Размер: 20.17 x 14.12 x 3.00 cm
Поставляется из: США
Описание:

In this evocative study of the fall of the Mughal Empire and the beginning of the Raj, award-winning historian William Dalrymple uses previously undiscovered sources to investigate a pivotal moment in history.

The last Mughal emperor, Zafar, came to the throne when the political power of the Mughals was already in steep decline. Nonetheless, Zafar--a mystic, poet, and calligrapher of great accomplishment--created a court of unparalleled brilliance, and gave rise to perhaps the greatest literary renaissance in modern Indian history. All the while, the British were progressively taking over the Emperors power. When, in May 1857, Zafar was declared the leader of an uprising against the British, he was powerless to resist though he strongly suspected that the action was doomed. Four months later, the British took Delhi, the capital, with catastrophic results. With an unsurpassed understanding of British and Indian history, Dalrymple crafts a provocative, revelatory account of one the bloodiest upheavals in history.





City of Djinns

Автор: William Dalrymple
Название: City of Djinns
ISBN: 0006375952 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006375951
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
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Описание: As Dalrymple's first book, "In Xanadu", traversed thousands of miles, now he traverses thousands of years. In the course of 12 months in Delhi, he peels back the successive encrusting layers of history, using both material and human remains of each of the eight cities of Delhi, interlacing innumerable stories with the present and ending with the Delhi creation myth contained in the great Indian epic "The Mahabharata".

The Wrenchies

Автор: Dalrymple Farel
Название: The Wrenchies
ISBN: 159643421X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781596434219
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
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Цена: 1385 р.
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Описание: Meet the Wrenchies. They`re strong, powerful, and if you cross them, things will quickly go very badly for you. Only one thing scares them-growing up. Anyone who survives to be an adult lives in constant fear of the Shadowsmen. All the teenagers who come into contact with them turn into twisted, nightmarish monsters whose minds are lost forever.

Return of a King

Автор: Dalrymple William
Название: Return of a King
ISBN: 1408818302 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408818305
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Описание: A towering history of the first Afghan War by bestselling historian William Dalrymple

White Mughals

Автор: Dalrymple, William
Название: White Mughals
ISBN: 014200412X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780142004128
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1282 р.
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Описание: White Mughals is the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that crossed and transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time.

James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad when in 1798 he glimpsed Kahir un-Nissa--'Most excellent among Women'--the great-niece of the Nizam's Prime Minister and a descendant of the Prophet. Kirkpatrick had gone out to India as an ambitious soldier in the army of the East India Company, eager to make his name in the conquest and subjection of the subcontinent. Instead, he fell in love with Khair and overcame many obstacles to marry her--not least of which was the fact that she was locked away in purdah and engaged to a local nobleman. Eventually, while remaining Resident, Kirkpatrick converted to Islam, and according to Indian sources even became a double-agent working for the Hyderabadis against the East India Company.

It is a remarkable story, involving secret assignations, court intrigue, harem politics, religious and family disputes. But such things were not unknown; from the early sixteenth century, when the Inquisition banned the Portuguese in Goa from wearing the dhoti, to the eve of the Indian mutiny, the 'white Mughals' who wore local dress and adopted Indian ways were a source of embarrassments to successive colonial administrations. William Dalrymple unearths such colourful figures as 'Hindoo Stuart', who travelled with his own team of Brahmins to maintain his temple of idols, and who spent many years trying to persuade the memsahibs of Calcutta to adopt the sari; and Sir David Ochterlony, Kirkpatrick's counterpart in Delhi, who took all thirteen of his wives out for evening promenades, each on the back of their own elephant.

In White Mughals, William Dalrymple discovers a world almost entirely unexplored by history, and places at its centre a compelling tale of love, seduction and betrayal. It possesses all the sweep and resonance of a great nineteenth-century novel, set against a background of shifting alliances and the manoeuvring of the great powers, the mercantile ambitions of the British and the imperial dreams of Napoleon. White Mughals, the product of five years' writing and research, triumphantly confirms Dalrymple's reputation as one of the finest writers at work today.

The Last Mughal

Автор: Dalrymple, William
Название: The Last Mughal
ISBN: 1400043107 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400043101
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1923 р.
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World Monuments: 50 Irreplaceable Sites to Discover, Explore, and Champion

Автор: Aciman Andre, Applebaum Anne, Dalrymple William
Название: World Monuments: 50 Irreplaceable Sites to Discover, Explore, and Champion
ISBN: 0847846814 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780847846818
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Описание: A stunning tour of 50 of the world`s most extraordinary destinations selected from the World Monuments Fund`s most important sites of global heritage

Last mughal

Автор: Dalrymple, William
Название: Last mughal
ISBN: 0747587264 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747587262
Издательство: Bloomsbury
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Описание: In November 1862, a cheap coffin is buried in eerie silence. There are no lamentations or panegyrics, for the British Commissioner in charge has insisted, `No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Mughals rests.` This Mughal is Bahadur Shah Zafar II. This work presents an history of nineteenth-century India.

Nine lives

Автор: Dalrymple, William
Название: Nine lives
ISBN: 1408800616 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408800614
Издательство: Bloomsbury
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Описание: A completely original, informed, well-crafted and beautifully written book about Modern India.

Last Mughal

Автор: William Dalrymple
Название: Last Mughal
ISBN: 074759130X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747591306
Издательство: Bloomsbury
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Описание: ABRIDGED Astunning and bloody history of nineteenth-century India and the reign of the Last Mughal by the bestselling author of White Mughals and read by Robert Bathurst

In Xanadu

Автор: Dalrymple William
Название: In Xanadu
ISBN: 0307948889 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307948885
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1090 р.
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Описание: William Dalrymple's award-winning first book: his classic, fiercely intelligent and wonderfully entertaining account of his journey across Marco Polo's 700-year-old route from Jerusalem to Xanadu, the summer palace of Kubla Khan.
At the age of twenty-two, Dalrymple left his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kubla Khan's stately pleasure dome in Xanadu. As he and his companions travel across the width of Asia--crossing through Acre, Aleppo, Tabriz, Tashkurgan, and other mysterious and sometimes hellish places--they encounter dusty, forgotten roads, unexpected hospitality, and difficult challenges. Stylish, witty, and knowledgeable about everything from the dreaded order of Assassins to the hidden origins of the Three Magi, this is travel writing at its best.

In Xanadu

Автор: William Dalrymple
Название: In Xanadu
ISBN: 0006544150 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006544159
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
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Описание: One of the most successful, influential and acclaimed travel books of recent years. At the age of twenty-two, William Dalrymple left his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kublai Khan's stately pleasure dome in Xanadu. This is an account of a quest which took him and his companions across the width of Asia, along dusty, forgotten roads, through villages and cities full of unexpected hospitality and wildly improbable escapades, to Coleridge's Xanadu itself. At once funny and knowledgeable, In Xanadu is in the finestadition of British travel writing. Told with an exhilarating blend of eloquence, wit, poetry and delight, it is already established as a classic of its kind.

From the Holy Mountain

Автор: William Dalrymple
Название: From the Holy Mountain
ISBN: 0006547745 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006547747
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
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Описание: In the spring of 587 AD, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their world shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple set off to retrace their footsteps. Despite centuries of isolation, a surprising number of the monasteries and churches visited by the two monks still survive today, surrounded by often hostile populations. Dalrymple's pilgrimage took him through a bloody civil war in eastern Turkey, the ruins of Beirut, the vicious tensions of the West Bank and a fundamentalist uprising in southern Egypt. His book is an elegy to the slowly dying civilization of Eastern Christianity and the peoples that have kept its flame alive.


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