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    Twelve Secrets in the Caucasus (Paperback) By (author) Essad Bey, Notes by Tom Reiss

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    Description"Essad Bey, the sickly son of an oil millionaire from Baku, Azerbaijan, receives permission from his father to spend the summer with his "milk brother" (that is, with whom he was nursed by the same Caucasian nanny) Ali Khan, passing the holiday in his home village in the wild Caucasus. So the two set out, under the custody of a wise attendant, into an archaic world in which chivalry counted more than buying power and poets were more highly regarded than princes - into a country in which, as a kind of curiosity shop of world history, all that is outlived and forgotten was loyally preserved." This is Essad Bey's second book, which was first published in English in 1931. In it the author draws upon his Oriental imaginative powers, conjuring a vast panorama of the Caucasus, its people and customs. The result is a fresh and densely atmospheric work, even if not always laying claim to scientific accuracy. Often adding a touch of imagination, the author succeeds in bringing the heart and soul of this archaic world to life, which he had himself experienced and learned to love as a child.

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    Twelve Secrets in the Caucasus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Essad Bey, Notes by Tom Reiss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 354 g
    ISBN 13: 9783929345377
    ISBN 10: 3929345374

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13620
    Libri: KAUK5000
    DC22: 947.5
    Libri: ASER5000, GEOR6000, P0039745, P0039746
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Mit 1 schwarzweiß Abbildung
    Bridges Publishing
    Imprint name
    Bridges Publishing
    Publication date
    01 February 2008
    Publication City/Country