The Merv Oasis travels and adventures east of the Caspian during the years 1879-80-81 including five months" residence among the Tekkés of Merv by Edmund O"Donovan

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Published by Smith Elder & Co in London .

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Places:

  • Merv (Extinct city),
  • Asia, Central

Subjects:

  • Turkmen.,
  • Eastern question (Central Asia),
  • Merv (Extinct city) -- Description and travel.,
  • Asia, Central -- Description and travel.

Edition Notes

Folded map in pocket on inside of back cover of v. 2.

Book details

Statementby Edmond O"Donovan...With portrait, maps, and facsimiles of state documents. In two volumes.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDK861.M5 O3 1882
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL178665M
LC Control Numbera 24000473
OCLC/WorldCa1135562

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Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and Pages: Book Description Merv, an expansive ancient city located in an oasis in the Central Asian steppes, was for millennia a gateway for travelers and traders along the Silk Road between east and west.

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Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Title: Merv: a story of adventures and captivity, epitomised from "The Merv Oasis," her: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. The oasis of Merv in the Karakum Desert, the fourth biggest desert in the world, was at the crossing of the Amu Darya river on the main east-west caravan route to Bukhara and Samarkand.

One can imagine the pleasure of dust-covered merchants and pilgrims when they finally arrived in. Additional Physical Format: Online version: O'Donovan, Edmond, Merv Oasis.

New York, Arno Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book. Merv Oasis is one of the most ancient regions of Central Asia where the highly developed system of the artificial irrigation and the thick net of settlements existed at the Bronze Age.

At different historical periods the Merv oasis was named Mouru in the sacred book of the Zoroastrians Avesta, Margush in the cuneiform texts of the Achaemenids. Book annotation not available for this title. Title: Ceramics of the Merv Oasis Author: Puschnigg, Gabriele Publisher: Univ of Arizona Pr Publication Date: /12/30 Number of Pages: Binding Type: HARDCOVER Library of Congress: Ceramics of the Merv Oasis.

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Merv was one of the leading ancient and medieval cities of Western Central Asia and served as a vital staging post on the Great Khurasan Road linking Iran with Central Asia and China, as well as forming an important military headquarters. The Merv Oasis: travels and adventures east of the Caspian during the yearsin two volumes.

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The oasis of Merv is situated in the Karakum Desert at the crossing of the Ama Darya River and the main route to Bukhara and Samarkand. It occupies an area of 86 x 75 km. The earliest Bronze Age centers in the oasis of Merv date from BC to BC.

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Since the oasis has also been watered by the Kara Kum canal, which enters the oasis on the east, traversing it before crossing the desert to form a large reservoir on the edge of the Tedzhen oasis and.

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