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BYRON, R.: Road to Oxiana (The) (Unabridged)

In 1933, Robert Byron set off from Venice with his friend Christopher Sykes to explore the architecture of the Middle East. Their long and arduous journey took them from Cyprus and Jerusalem to Syria, Iraq, Persia and Afghanistan, and finally Oxiana, a tiny country around the river Oxus, the Greek name for the river Amu Darya, which snakes down from Russia into Afghanistan. They travel by any means necessary (truck, camel, horses and foot), and encounter several setbacks, but their risks are rewarded as they encounter some of the greatest examples of Eastern art and architecture, many of which have now vanished forever. Funny and erudite, The Road to Oxiana’s combination of exquisite lyricism, detail and humour gave birth to a new kind of travel literature, serving as inspiration for later writers such as Bruce Chatwin, Peter Matthiesson and Jan Morris.


  The Road to Oxiana (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Road to Oxiana 00:09:16
2.   Play with flash player The affinity of the landscape is with Asia… 00:11:14
3.   Play with flash player I stand on the Martinengo bastion… 00:08:51
4.   Play with flash player The beauty of Jerusalem in its landscape… 00:11:12
5.   Play with flash player The other holy sites are the Weeping Wall… 00:10:54
6.   Play with flash player Syria: Damascus (2200 ft.), September 12th… 00:07:18
7.   Play with flash player Damascus, September 18th. - Since our arrival… 00:10:06
8.   Play with flash player The hotel is owned by M. Alouf… 00:09:58
9.   Play with flash player Part 2 00:10:49
10.   Play with flash player Gulhek (4500 ft.), October 5th… 00:10:14
11.   Play with flash player Mile after mile we pursued a straight line… 00:10:15
12.   Play with flash player The features of Tabriz are a view… 00:09:07
13.   Play with flash player Saoma (c. 5500 ft.), October 18th… 00:12:24
14.   Play with flash player Part 3 00:07:35
15.   Play with flash player Eventually I went myself to the Afghan Embassy… 00:10:12
16.   Play with flash player A sentence was not finished before the police… 00:10:10
17.   Play with flash player Meshed (3100 ft.), November 16th… 00:10:27
18.   Play with flash player Tus, long silent between the mountains… 00:09:46
19.   Play with flash player On approaching Herat, the road from Persia… 00:09:42
20.   Play with flash player To return to my hotel in the coppersmiths’… 00:10:04
21.   Play with flash player All the minarets are between 100 and 130… 00:13:33
22.   Play with flash player Herat, November 24th. - Local suspicion... 00:10:19
23.   Play with flash player Herat, November 25th. - I ought to have left… 00:08:32
24.   Play with flash player A message arrived from the Hungarian… 00:07:30
25.   Play with flash player Karokh (4400 ft.), November 28th… 00:09:51
26.   Play with flash player Kala Nao or 'New Castle' is a small market… 00:10:25
27.   Play with flash player All the afternoon, after stopping to graze the… 00:09:40
28.   Play with flash player Meshed, December 21st. - Energy and good… 00:10:11
29.   Play with flash player Part 4 00:14:24
30.   Play with flash player Teheran, January 18th. - Madame Nasr - al - Mulk… 00:08:12
31.   Play with flash player Teheran, January 29th. - Still here. 00:08:53
32.   Play with flash player Isfahan, February 13th. - There is a lot of… 00:08:46
33.   Play with flash player This evening I went to see to Bergner… 00:09:53
34.   Play with flash player As we approached the tribal country… 00:09:49
35.   Play with flash player There was no furniture in the room. 00:10:27
36.   Play with flash player The two inner chambers are also about thirty… 00:09:53
37.   Play with flash player Suddenly the Kashgai guide said… 00:14:48
38.   Play with flash player Persepolis, March 1st. - The tea - house is a… 00:11:45
39.   Play with flash player Herzfeld joined us. He was very entertaining… 00:13:36
40.   Play with flash player In deference to this transformation… 00:10:20
41.   Play with flash player Isfahan, March 18th. - The beauty of Isfahan… 00:09:06
42.   Play with flash player If the outside is lyric, the inside is Augustan. 00:11:15
43.   Play with flash player Kirman (5700 ft.), March 24th… 00:08:29
44.   Play with flash player Isfahan, March 31st. - Christopher is here. 00:11:42
45.   Play with flash player Shir Ahmad continued on the theme of Persian… 00:13:38
46.   Play with flash player Part 5 00:13:48
47.   Play with flash player Our spirits had risen when we left the plateau. 00:12:21
48.   Play with flash player Abbasabad (c. 3000 ft.), April 29th… 00:08:16
49.   Play with flash player This morning we drove out to Chinaran… 00:11:15
50.   Play with flash player The latter was actually designed, it says, by… 00:09:56
51.   Play with flash player Afghanistan: Herat, May 12th. - Dear old Harat! 00:09:58
52.   Play with flash player Her father was the Emir Ghiyas - ad - Din… 00:12:19
53.   Play with flash player Moghor (c. 3000 ft., 120 miles from Herat)… 00:06:25
54.   Play with flash player I walked most of the way, looking at the flowers… 00:10:43
55.   Play with flash player Bala Murghab (1500 ft., c. 45 miles…) 00:10:00
56.   Play with flash player I can take you to Maimena…' 00:09:32
57.   Play with flash player The Governor of Maimena was away… 00:08:27
58.   Play with flash player Andkhoi (1100 ft., 82 miles from Maimena)… 00:11:18
59.   Play with flash player They ought to have vanished. But the very… 00:08:14
60.   Play with flash player Mazar - i - Sherif, May 28th. - There is a public… 00:09:42
61.   Play with flash player Mazar - i - Sherif, May 29th. - The letter has… 00:13:02
62.   Play with flash player Mazar - i - Sherif, June 1st. - Yesterday morning… 00:09:39
63.   Play with flash player The day that brought us to this pass was… 00:10:11
64.   Play with flash player A line of ramparts, white, weary… 00:09:11
65.   Play with flash player It was now a question of whether we should… 00:11:14
66.   Play with flash player Other caves show domes resting on… 00:09:43
67.   Play with flash player Kabul, June 14th. - Uneventful days. 00:10:30
68.   Play with flash player Kabul, June 17th. - We solved a mystery… 00:06:05
69.   Play with flash player India: Peshawar (1200 ft., 189 miles…) 00:09:38

Total Playing Time: 11:45:58






Author(s):
Byron, Robert

Reader(s):
Edwards, Barnaby

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0359

Barcode: 9781781982419

Release Date: 05/2019

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