Coverart for item
The Resource The Crossing Place

The Crossing Place

Label
The Crossing Place
Title
The Crossing Place
Statement of responsibility
Philip Marsden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After centuries of prominence as a world power, Armenia has withstood every attempt during the 20th century to destroy it. With a name redolent both of dim antiquity and of a modern world and its tensions, the Armenians founded a civilization and underwent a diaspora that brought many of the great ideas of the East to Western Europe. Today, shrunk to a tenth of its former size and wracked by war with Azerbaijan and by earthquakes, its people still retain one of the world's most fascinating and misunderstood cultures. This book is a passionate and dramatic portrait of this country - the people and their massive exodus, as well as of the unique society that remains tentatively attached to the CIS. Travelling from Venice to Istanbul, passing through Eastern Europe, Beirut and Syria, and crossing the Black Sea to the Caucasus and into Armenia, the Philip Marsden takes us on a journey through time and history as we come to know this closed society
Summary
After centuries of prominence as a world power, Armenia has withstood every attempt during the 20th century to destroy it. Today Armenia is shrunk to a tenth of its former size and is wracked by war with Azerbaijan and by earthquakes. This travel book looks at Armenia and its people
Award
Somerset Maugham Award, 1994.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155709
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsden, Philip
Dewey number
915.6620415
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Lifestyle - Travel
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a journey among the Armenians
Label
The Crossing Place
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_094855
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780007397778
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Crossing Place
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_094855
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780007397778
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...