Nancy Hatch Dupree classic 1966 guide to Herat remains the only quality guidebook dedicated to this historic Afghan city.
This reprint which faithfully reproduces the original layout and design makes available once again a wealth of information and photography carefully assembled during the reign of King Zahir Shah.
Wolfe now Dupree, after her marriage to anthropologist Louis Dupree presents a historical and archaeological guide to the many treasures of Herat, juxtaposing her lively narrative with period photography, mostly taken by Inger Hansen. The book, which covers such famous sites as the Qala-i-Ikhtiyaruddin, the Masjid-i-Jami, and the Mausoleum of the Queen Gawhar-Shad, as well as lesser-known gems like the Windmills of Herat or the Iwan at Gazargagh, includes useful diagrams and maps drawn by Brigitte McCulloch. It is an essential companion to any touristic or archaeological visit to the old city, as well as an excellent research tool for those interested in this nexus between Persian, Mogul, and Hellenic cultures.
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