Reisverhaal Georgia in the Mountains of Poetry | Peter Nasmyth (9780715652732)
The comprehensive guide to modern Georgia - a cultural-historical journey to one of the world's most beautiful countries. Peter Nasmyth has lived in and travelled extensively throughout Georgia for twenty years. Georgia in the Mountains of Poetry is his fascinating account of this intriguing country, based on his travels and hundreds of wide-ranging interviews. Reprinted numerous times, it remains the only comprehensive book on Georgia's history and culture written for the general reader, now substantially revised and expanded for this new edition. Georgia - no larger than Switzerland - ranks in the world's top twelve countries for geographical diversity. It borders on the Black Sea and contains the heart of the Caucasus mountains, subtropical wetlands and semi-arid regions. Stone towers attest to its 3,000-year-old history, which has witnessed the thousand-year reign of the Bagratuni monarchy, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, a bitter civil war and the celebration of its independence in 1991. Georgia in the Mountains of Poetry is essential reading for anyone interested in this fascinating region, as well as for students and researchers looking for an insight into life after the collapse of the old Soviet order in the richest and most dramatic of its former republics.
AUTHOR: Peter Nasmyth is a writer, photographer and former arts journalist published in most major UK magazines and newspapers, along with American publications such as the Washington Post. He has lived between Tbilisi and London for the last twenty years and co-founded the first English language bookshop, Prospero, in Tbilisi. He is currently involved in forming the National Trust in Georgia.
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