The Golden Horde
From the Himalaya to the Mediterranean
By (author) Sheila Paine
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Golden Horde by Sheila Paine
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845112448
(198mm x 126mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sheila Paine
Embroidered Textiles, Paperback (September 2010)
Examines the symbolism behind the motifs and patterns of embroidered textiles, from Ghanaian patchwork banners to Egyptian headshawls. This guide is suitable for those who are interested in textiles, costume or craft.
Amulets, Paperback / softback» View all books by Sheila Paine
The first comprehensive illustrated study of the use of amulets around the world and throughout history explores not only the substances and symbolism from which amulets derive, but also the people and objects they protect.
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Author Biography - Sheila Paine
Sheila Paine is a world expert on tribal societies and textiles. Her passion for travel began when she was very young and has taken her across the world, from Africa to Pakistan. She is the author of several acclaimed books, including Embroidery from India and Pakistan, The Linen Goddess and The Afghan Amulet (also Tauris Parke Paperbacks) and has won travel writing awards from the Independent and the Sunday Times. She is currently writing a book on Afghan embroidery for the British Museum.
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