This exciting new book, “The Silk Road Revisited”, by Nick Rowan invites us to take an astonishing cultural journey throughout Europe, Central Asia and China along one of the world’s oldest trading routes. Take an exhilarating voyage from the comfort of your armchair and find out more about the history, culture and traditions of each country while marveling at the exquisite accompanying photography.
This is no ordinary book on history – it is a personal view of the Silk Road’s fascinating history that has made each country that once lined its route what it is today. Charting a course from West to East, the book deviates from the traditional East to West depiction of the Silk Road. The engaging text is complimented by captivating photography as the reader travels from charming and powerful Venice to the homeland of the Yellow Dragon, China, from snow-capped mountains of Kyrgyzstan to the vast steppes of Kazakhstan and from the fearless Turkic tribes to the noble Persian empires. Each chapter the reader also encounters the diverse peoples, delicious cuisine and delightful landscapes.
Traveling through the pages of the book, the reader seamlessly moves from the familiar world of Europe to the less familiar territories of Central Asia and the mystique of the East. The book captures attention with its elegant design, cultural charm and unfurls like an unsolved mystery. Venice, Turkey, Persia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and China – The Great Silk Road once united countries, empires and religions. Common goals and one soul, meant often melted away the differences in culture, language and the distance between them.
The Silk Road Revisited represents the work of photojournalists who have – and continue to – document stories. These photographers are the heroes who work globally to investigate and reveal cultures. Their exhaustive and in-depth work has resulted in some of the most compelling and historic images of street, buildings and landscapes that we have seen.
Among them are Feruz Rustamov, Mukhhiddin A Lee, Dovlet Madadov, Eduard Kamenskih, James Stronsky, Zeinulla Kakimzhanov, Nina V. Belomestnova, Pavel Svoboda, Dan Lundberg & others.
Do not miss your chance to pre-order books on Indiegogo today!
By pre-ordering and sponsoring the book you will get the following benefits:
- Your name mentioned in a special ‘Thank You’ page as a way of expressing our gratitude for your help (Sponsors & all pre-orders)
- Your own personalised signed copy of Silk Road Revisited (All pre-orders)
- The latest issue of the only magazine in English in the world about Central Asia – “OCA Magazine” (Sponsors & all pre-orders)
- You will get a free issue of the magazine “Discovery Central Asia” (All pre-orders)
- You will get a signed copy of the Nick Rowan’s first book “Friendly Steppes: A Silk Road Journey” as a gift! (Author Collection Perk)
About the author:
Nick Rowan is editor-in-chief of the UK published magazine, Open Central Asia, and author of “Friendly Steppes: A Silk Road Journey” that recounts his travel adventures along the Silk Road, Nick Rowan has an insatiable appetite for all things Central Asian. An Oxford University graduate, now working in the Oil industry for Shell in London, Nick spends much of his spare time exploring Central Asia, having travelled to all the countries on numerous occasions, his latest adventure spent two weeks tracking the Pamir Highway. His new book, The Silk Road Revisited, seeks to capture the powerful influence that the history of the Silk Road has left on the countries as you find them today.