The Resource The carpet wars : from Kabul to Baghdad : a ten year journey along ancient trade routes, Christopher Kremmer

The carpet wars : from Kabul to Baghdad : a ten year journey along ancient trade routes, Christopher Kremmer

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The carpet wars : from Kabul to Baghdad : a ten year journey along ancient trade routes
Title
The carpet wars
Title remainder
from Kabul to Baghdad : a ten year journey along ancient trade routes
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Kremmer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Apart from oil, rugs are the Muslim world's best-known commodity. While rugs are found in most Western homes, the story of religious, political, and tribal strife behind their creation is virtually unknown. In The Carpet Wars, journalist Christopher Kremmer chronicles his fascinating ten-year journey along the ancient carpet trade routes that run through the world's most misunderstood and volatile regions - Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, and the former Soviet republics of Central Asia." "Christopher Kremmer's odyssey through the crescent of Islamic nations began in the early 1990s, when he arrived in Afghanistan to meet the communist-backed president, Mohammed Najibullah. On the outskirts of Kabul, mujahideen rebels were massing while the carpet dealers of the old city continued to ply their timeless trade. Kremmer was in Kabul when the mujahideen turned their guns on one another after ridding the country of the hated communists. He was there when the Taliban came and the army of religious students - aided by the wealthy Arab radical Osama bin Laden - emerged from the scorched earth to implement their vision of "a pure Islamic state."" "A travel memoir, The Carpet Wars offers a personal, vivid, and revealing look at Islam's human face, wracked by turmoil but sustained by friendship, industry, and humor. It is also a historical snapshot of countries at the center of global confrontation that exploded onto the homefront on September 11, 2001."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 950.428
  • 950.4/28
LC call number
DS35.2.
LC item number
K735 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The carpet wars : from Kabul to Baghdad : a ten year journey along ancient trade routes, Christopher Kremmer
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The carpet wars : from Kabul to Baghdad : a ten year journey along ancient trade routes, Christopher Kremmer
Publication
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Davey Bequest
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
First edition
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780732268565
Lccn
2002019738
Media category
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rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS117981
  • (BNAtoc) 2002019738
  • 6720411
  • (DLC) 2002019738
  • (HAP)OLD346319
  • 346319

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