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A Traveller's History of Greece
T. Boatswain, C. Nicolson, ...

Interlink Publishing Group, 2003

In A Traveller's History of Greece, the reader is provided with an authoritative general history of Greece from its earliest beginnings down to the present day. It covers in a clear and comprehensive manner the classical past, the conflict with Persia, the conquest by the Romans, the Byzantine era and the occupation by the Turks; the struggle for independence and the turbulence of recent years, right up to current events. This history will help ...


A Traveller's History of Italy
Valerio Lintner

Interlink Publishing Group, 2003

Compact portrait of Italy from pre-history to the present.


A Traveller's Wine Guide to France
Christopher Fielden, Jim Budd

Interlink Publishing Group, 2007

France is the home of many of the world's greatest wines. The authors describe France's most important wine producing areas, give the background to the wines, and provide a guide to visiting the best producers.


Traveller's History of Japan
Richard Tames

Interlink Publishing Group, 2008

A Traveller's History of Japan not only offers the reader a chronological outline of the nation's development but also provides an invaluable introduction to its language, literature and arts, from kabuki to karaoke. This clearly written history explains how a country embedded in the traditions of Shinto, Shoguns and Samurai has achieved stupendous economic growth and dominance in the twentieth century.


Hildur, Queen of the Elves: And Other Icelandic Legends (International Folk Tales)

Interlink Publishing Group, 2006

In 870 AD, the first explorers arrived on the volcanic island that one day would be called Iceland. The men and women Who settled there, on the edge of the Arctic Circle, beside the last vestiges of ancient Ice Age glaciers, were a resourceful and hardy folk. They withstood fierce winter storms, plunging arctic temperatures, violent volcanic eruptions, powerful earthquakes, and the lonely isolation of this distant island. In the eleventh ...


Grandmother's Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing
Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi

Interlink Publishing Group, 2000

Come, sit next to me, says Grandmother. Take this chalk in your hand. Now draw a dot and concentrate all your energy into this one dot. It is the beginning and the end, the navel of the world. So Fawzia Al-Rawi describes her grandmother's first lesson about the ancient craft of Oriental dance. Grandmother's Secrets always circles back to this grandmother and this young girl, echoing the circular movements of the dance itself. Al-Rawi has written ...


Samarkand (Interlink World Fiction)
Amin Maalouf

Interlink Publishing Group, 2003

Samarkand (French: Samarcande) is Urdu Translation of a 1988 historical fiction novel by the French-Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf. The novel received the Prix Maison de la Presse. The first half of the story is set in Persia (present day Iran) and Central Asia in the 11th century, and revolves around the scientist, philosopher, and poet Omar Khayyám. It recounts the creation of his Rubaiyat throughout the history of the Seljuk Empire, his ...


Portuguese Homestyle Cooking
Ana Patuleia Ortins

Interlink Publishing Group, 2002

Everyone loves Mediterranean food. But few can say what makes the soul-comforting, understated peasant food of Portugal distinct from that of its neighbors. The abundant use of legumes and leafy greens in its hearty soups and stews? The unusual combinations of meat and shellfish? The wine and garlic marinated braises? The easy seafood preparations? Or, perhaps, the luscious, egg-sweet desserts, from light meringue puddings to rich, sweet breads? ...


Cucina Siciliana: Authentic Recipes and Culinary Secrets from Sicily
Clarissa Hyman

Interlink Publishing Group, 2003

Sicily is where Europe ends and Africa begins, a sun-fired melting pot of East and West. In this exciting new book, esteemed food and travel writer Clarissa Hyman takes us on a cook's tour of the island, introducing us to the best pasta makers, the finest ingredients, and delicious recipes. The essence of Sicilian cooking is its simplicity. Whether you want to make a vitalizing weekend breakfast, a quick after-work supper, or host a relaxing ...


A Traveller's History of Turkey
Richard Stoneman

Interlink Publishing Group, 2009

Throughout the millennia Turkey formed the core of several Empires--Persia, Rome, Byzantium--before becoming the center of the Ottoman Empire. All these civilizations have left their marks on the landscape, architecture and art of Turkey--a place of fascinating overlapping cultures. A Traveller's History of Turkey offers a concise and readable account of the region from prehistory right up to the present day. It covers everything from the ...


A Traveller's History of India
Sinharaja Tammita-Delgoda

Interlink Publishing Group, 2011

India, named after the river Indus, is heir to one of the world's oldest and richest civilizations and the origin of many of the ideas, philosophies, and movements that have shaped the destiny of humankind. For the traveler, India is both an inspiration and a challenge. The sheer wealth of Indian culture has fascinated generations of visitors. We see the sweeping panorama of Indian history, from the ancient origins of Hinduism, Jainism, ...


The Gardens of Light (Interlink World Fiction)
Amin Maalouf

Interlink Publishing Group, 1999

The Gardens of Light tells the life story of Mani, painter, doctor, and prophet born in Mesopotamia--modern day Iraq--in the early third century of the Christian era. He advocated "The Gospel of Light"-a religious system that was a mixture of Gnostic Christian beliefs, ancient Persian Zoroastrianism, Buddhism and some pagan elements. This came to be known as Manichaeism and attracted vast numbers of disciples. The mystic exercised a powerful ...


A Traveller's History of China (Traveller's Histories Series)
Stephen G. Haw

Interlink Publishing Group, 2014

This book offers a complete and concise history of China from earliest times right up to the present day. The author explores the geographical, cultural and political facets which have gone towards forming the make up of China and its people. The book allows the reader to gain an overview of China whilst also providing an easy-to-use reference source. Stephen Haw first visited China in 1980 as a tour lecturer and has lived and worked in China. ...


Kahlil Gibran: His Life and World (Literature)
Jean Gibran, Kahlil Gibran

Interlink Publishing Group, 1998

Drawing on masses of new and rediscovered ma terial, this text describes Gibran''s boyhood in Lebanon, his family''s impoverished years in turn-of-the century Boston, and his eventual friendship with that city''s intellectual an d artistic elite. '


A Traveller's History of the USA
Daniel J. McInerney

Interlink Publishing Group, 2000


War in the Land of Egypt (Emerging Voices)
Yusuf Al-Qa'id

Interlink Publishing Group, 1997

Egypt on the eve of the 1973 October war. A young man has been drafted into the army. His father, the village elder, persuades a poor night-watchman to send his own son as a stand-in. But the impersonation plan goes horribly wrong, with tragicomic results. Qa'id's tale of the fiasco - steeped in irony and black humor - parodies outrageous corruption and ludicrous bureaucracy. A skillfully crafted mosaic of life in modern Egypt. "It is a biting ...


Searching for Sugar Mills: An Architectural Guide to the Eastern Caribbean
Suzanne Gordon, Anne Hersh

Interlink Publishing Group, 2005

From Anguilla to Trinidad, the Caribbean offers a huge variety of architectural styles that have been influenced by the many European settlers who colonized the islands, as well as the Africans, Amerindians, and East Indians brought to the region as laborers.


The Bahamas: Portrait of an Archipelago
Larry Smith

Interlink Publishing Group Inc, 2004

Michael Toogood has opened a new door onto these islands and his breathtaking photography gives a vivid insight into the places and the lives of the people who live there. There are some fascinating archive shots taken by his father, the late Stanley Toogood, who during his fifty-year career as a commercial photographer in The Bahamas, catalogued the growth of the modern Bahamas until his death in 1987. This photographic tour of The Bahamas ...


Lisbon: A Cultural and Literary Companion (Cities of the Imagination)
Shirley Booth, Paul Buck

Interlink Publishing Group, 2001

Lisbon stands alone as the last city on the western edge of Europe: a capital and port rich with a history of exploration and discovery, a place immersed in romantic dreams of its maritime past. Shackled by the decades of Salazar's dictatorship, contemporary Lisbon has embraced modernity and the European ideal, its modern architecture and planning intent on blending with ancient monuments, clanking trams, and the "old quarters." Lisbon today has ...


Global Vegetarian Cooking: Quick & Easy Recipes from Around the World
Troth Wells

Interlink Publishing Group, 2010

Tantalizing, healthful, and low-fat, Global Vegetarian Cooking is a bountiful collection of easily prepared, international dishes to inspire any cook-from beginner to accomplished chef. A helpful vegetarian nutrition guide, food glossary, vegetarian meal planning tips, pantry list, and regional and ingredients indexes further enhance this easy and inviting collection.



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