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The Light Garden of the Angel King By Peter Levi

The Light Garden of the Angel King

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Afghanistan has been traversed by merchants, Alexander the Great, nomads from the Steppes, colonies of Buddhist monks, Moghul conquerors and the ill-fated armies of the British Raj. The author, a classical scholar and poet seeks the clues which each migration left.

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The Light Garden of the Angel King: Journeys in Afghanistan by Peter Levi

Afghanistan has always been a mountainous crossroads. Through it have come merchants with indigo and Chinese silk, Alexander the Great, nomads from the Steppes, colonies of Buddhist monks, great Moghul conquerors and the ill-fated armies of the British Raj. In this book, Peter Levi, a classical scholar and a poet, seeks the clues which each migration left, and it is this quest that gives the book its theme. How far East did Alexander really establish himself? Who built the great Upland castle that exists on no map? Could the sculptors of Athens really have influenced the early Buddhist artists?

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GOR003036235
The Light Garden of the Angel King: Journeys in Afghanistan by Peter Levi
Peter Levi
Travel Library
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1984-01-05
256
014009525X
9780140095258
N/A
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