Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2017

488 Pages | 17 colour illus.

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9781849046541

Bookseller Code (06)

The Pearl of Khorasan

A History of Herat

C. P. W. Gammell

A Hurst Publication

  • Herat is one of the most significant trading and cultural entrepots of Eurasia, which has long celebrated its Persian heritage
  • Using Persian, Pashto and British sources Gammell paints a vivid picture of both Heart's past and present
  • Through cycles of conquest and habitation the city has been an imperial capital, a hub for trade and the site of destruction and cultural vandalism associated with the Taliban's rule of Afghanistan

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