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Byron, Robert 1905-1941

Overview
Works: 83 works in 317 publications in 7 languages and 6,271 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Exhibition, pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor, Collector
Classifications: DF531, 914.961
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Byron
The Byzantine achievement : an historical perspective, A.D. 330-1453 by Robert Byron( Book )

38 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1929. Reissued, 1964."
The birth of Western painting; a history of colour, form, and iconography, illustrated from the paintings of Mistra and Mount Athos, of Giotto and Duccio, and El Greco by Robert Byron( Book )

24 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is based, not only on extensive research but on personal observation of nearly all the works mentioned in Constantinople, Greece, Crete, Italy and Spain. It is an important and exciting addition to the history of European art and establishes, scientifically theories which only existed in conjecture before its publication. The book includes 94 black and white plates
The station, Athos: treasures and men by Robert Byron( Book )

14 editions published between 1928 and 1984 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Oxiana by Robert Byron( Book )

32 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the journey by travel writer Robert Byron to the Middle East, this serves as a rare account of the architectural treasures of a region now innaccessible to most Western travellers, and a nostalgic look back at a more innocent time
First Russia, then Tibet by Robert Byron( Book )

26 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CLASSIC TRAVEL WRITING. Over the course of several months during 1931 and 1932, Robert Byron journeyed to three countries teetering on the brink of change. In Russia, which was stricken by famine, Lenin had just died, Stalin's dictatorship was in its infancy and the Great Terror was yet to begin. Having taken the first commercial flight to India, which took a week, Byron was thrown into the tumultuous last years of the British Raj. Gandhi was imprisoned while rioting and clashes between Hindus and Muslims had become commonplace. Finally Byron entered Tibet, the forbidden country. He saw Tibet as it was when the then Dalai Lama was still ensconced in the Potala Palace, twenty years before China's invasion. Blending classic travel writing with passionate observations on the deeper political and social issues of the time, Byron writes with uncanny prescience of the eventual horrors of the Soviet Union and the downfall of the Raj
Wassmuss : "the German Lawrence" by Christopher Sykes( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe in the looking-glass by Robert Byron( Book )

5 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Byron is best known for The road to Oxiana, but this book was written twelve years earlier. Byron and three friends set off in 1925 to travel across Europe from Hamburg to Athens. Byron's skill as a travel writer evokes a picture of Europe in the 1920's that was soon to be irrevocably changed by the first world war
The appreciation of architecture by Robert Byron( Book )

8 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on India by Robert Byron( Book )

11 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La via per l'Oxiana by Robert Byron( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shell guide to Wiltshire, a series of views of castles, seats of the nobility, mines, pictureque scenery, towns, public buildings, churches, antiquities, &c by Robert Byron( Book )

6 editions published between 1935 and 1939 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Delhi by Robert Byron( Book )

7 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De weg naar Oxiana by Robert Byron( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een reis door Perzië en Afghanistan in 1933/1934
Imperial pilgrimage by Robert Byron( Book )

5 editions published in 1937 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persische Reise : Auf dem Wege zu alten Kulturen in Persien, Afghanistan u. Turkestan by Robert Byron( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1948 in German and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How we celebrate the Coronation by Robert Byron( Book )

2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La strada per Oxiana by Robert Byron( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shell guide to Wiltshire, a series of views, castles, seats of the nobility, mines, picturesque scenery, towns, public buildings, churches, antiquities, etc. by Robert Byron( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of western painting; a history of color, form, and iconogaphy by Robert Byron( Book )

4 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on India by Robert Byron( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1931, Robert Byron's Essay on India evaluates the state of colonial rule in India and analyses the contemporary problems facing the country. Based upon Byron's travelling experiences within India in 1929 as a correspondent for the Daily Express, the work explores political factors more fully than in Byron's earlier writings, evaluating the successes and failures of British colonialism in the region
 
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First Russia, then Tibet
Alternative Names

controlled identityWaughburton, Richard

Byron, Robert

Robert Byron

Robert Byron britischer Schriftsteller

Robert Byron britisk skribent

Robert Byron Brits schrijver (1905-1941)

Robert Byron brittisk författare

Robert Byron écrivain britannique

Robert Byron escritor y viajero inglés

Robert Byron scrittore inglese

روبرت بايرون

ロバート・バイロン

羅伯特·拜倫

Languages
English (218)

Italian (16)

French (7)

German (5)

Chinese (4)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The road to OxianaFirst Russia, then TibetRobert ByronFirst Russia, then TibetThe station, Athos: treasures and menThe station : travels to the holy mountain of Greece