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Out of Istanbul : a journey of discovery along the Silk Road / Bernard Ollivier ; translated from the French by Dan Golembeski.

Ollivier, Bernard, (author.). Golembeski, Dan, (translator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Colleton - Edisto Branch 915.804 Ollivier, Bernard (Text) 3010327034 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Colleton - Main Library 915.804 Ollivier, Bernard (Text) 3010327029 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 07/06/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 1510743758
  • ISBN: 9781510743755
  • Physical Description: 287 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in France as Longue marche: ©Ł pied de la M©♭diterran©♭e jusqu'en Chine par la route de la Soie. I.-Traverseer l'Anatolie by ©ditions Ph©♭bus, Paris, 2001.
Summary, etc.:
"Out of Istanbul is Olliviers stunning account of the first part of that 7,200-mile journey. The longest and perhaps most mythical trade route of all time, the Silk Road is in fact a network of routes across Europe and Asia, some going back to prehistoric times. During the Middle Ages, the transcribed travelogue of one Silk Road explorer, Marco Polo, helped spread the fame of the Orient throughout Europe. Heading east out of Istanbul, Ollivier takes readers step by step across Anatolia and Kurdistan, bound for Tehran. Along the way, we meet a colorful array of real-life characters: Selim, the philosophical woodsman; old Beı̀Đet, elated to practice English after years of self-study; Krishna, manager of the Lora Pansiyon in Polonez, a village of Polish immigrants; the hospitable Kurdish women of Dogutepe, and many more. We accompany Ollivier as he explores bazaars, mosques, and caravansariestrue vestiges of the Silk Road itselfand through these encounters and experiences, gains insight into the complex political and social issues facing modern-day Turkey"-- Publisher's description.
Subject: Ollivier, Bernard > Travel.
Authors, French > 20th century > Biography.
Asia > Description and travel.
Asia, Central > Description and travel.
Silk Road > Description and travel.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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