Автор: William Dalrymple Название: City of Djinns ISBN: 0006375952 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006375951 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1755 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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".
Автор: Dalrymple William Название: The Last Mughal ISBN: 1408800926 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408800928 Издательство: Bloomsbury Рейтинг: Цена: 2449 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A stunning and bloody history of nineteenth-century India and the reign of the Last Mughal by the bestselling author of White Mughals
Автор: William Dalrymple Название: White Mughals ISBN: 0006550967 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006550969 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 2394 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the early 16th century to the eve of the Indian Mutiny, the "white Mughals" who wore local dress and adopted Indian ways were a source of embarrassment to successive colonial administrations. This book uncovers a world unexplored by history, and places at its centre a tale of betrayal.
Автор: William Dalrymple Название: From the Holy Mountain ISBN: 0006547745 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006547747 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1915 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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.
Автор: Dalrymple, William Название: White Mughals ISBN: 014200412X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780142004128 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 2051 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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.
Автор: Dalrymple, William Название: The Last Mughal ISBN: 1400078334 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400078332 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 2051 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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 Emperor's 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.
Автор: William Dalrymple Название: Last Mughal ISBN: 074759130X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747591306 Издательство: Bloomsbury Рейтинг: Цена: 2775 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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
Автор: Dalrymple Farel Название: The Wrenchies ISBN: 159643421X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781596434219 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 2322 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
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.
Автор: Dalrymple William Название: Return of a King ISBN: 1408818302 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781408818305 Издательство: Bloomsbury Рейтинг: Цена: 4084 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A towering history of the first Afghan War by bestselling historian William Dalrymple
Автор: William Dalrymple Название: In Xanadu ISBN: 0006544150 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006544159 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1596 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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.
Автор: Dalrymple, William Название: The Last Mughal ISBN: 1400043107 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400043101 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 3077 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Dalrymple, William Название: Last mughal ISBN: 074758639X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747586395 Издательство: Bloomsbury Рейтинг: Цена: 4084 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Bahadur Shah Zafar II was a mystic. But while Zafar`s Mughal ancestors had controlled most of India, the aged Zafar was king in name only and was deprived of real political power. This book presents a portrait of the Delhi Zafar personified, the story of the last days of the Mughal capital and its destruction in the catastrophe of 1857.
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