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The Road to Oxiana
  • ISBN: 9780099523888
  • Pages: 368
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Paperback

The Road to Oxiana

Robert Byron
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In 1933 Robert Byron began a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Teheran to Oxiana – the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union.

The Road to Oxiana offers not only a wonderful record of his adventures, but also a rare account of the architectural treasures of a region now inaccessible to most Western travellers.

‘Funny, didactic and biting, Byron’s masterpiece transports us across the world and, better still, across the decades’ Independent



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