The Golden Horde: From the Himalaya to the Mediterranean (Paperback)
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The Golden Horde: From the Himalaya to the Mediterranean (Paperback)

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Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 01/08/2007
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The quest for a mysterious amulet that had taken Sheila Paine from the Hindu Kush to Bulgaria in "The Afghan Amulet" continues. Starting in the forbidden valley of Palas in Pakistan, she travels through the former territories of the Soviet Union - from Arctic Northern Russia, through the lands of Genghis Khan's Golden Horde and into Soviet Central Asia - Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and into the wild Tien Shan. She follows ancient trading routes, travelling in the footsteps of merchants and armies, chasing legends of goddess worship, traditions of Orthodox belief and stories of pagan superstition. Her relentless pursuit, involving years of travel, finally ends on the island of Karpathos in Greece, where in a tiny church on Easter Sunday she makes an extraordinary discovery. Sheila Paine's search evolved into an unexpected journey full of twists and turns, dead ends and discoveries, ultimately revealing the ancient threads that culturally bind Central Asia and Europe.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781845112448
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Edition: Rebrand to Tauris Parke on reprint


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This is excellent travel writing from an author who is always lively, fascinated by everything and prepared to take almost insane risks' - Times Literary Supplement 'Dalrymple and Birkett both project personal glamour. Sheila Paine couldn't be bothered with it...she has a lovely tenderness towards those who made or make things.' - The Guardian

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