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Road through Kurdistan : travels in Northern Iraq

Author: Archibald Milne Hamilton
Publisher: London ; New York : Tauris Parke Paperbacks ; New York : Distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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"In 1928, A.M. Hamilton travelled to Iraqi Kurdistan, having been commissioned to build a road that would stretch from Northern Iraq, through the mountains and gorges of Kurdistan and on to the Iranian border. Now called the Hamilton Road, this was, even by today's standards, a remarkable feat of engineering and remains one of the most strategically important roads in the region. In this account, Hamilton describes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: reseskildringar
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Archibald Milne Hamilton
ISBN: 1850436371 9781850436379
OCLC Number: 56646708
Notes: Originally published: London : Faber & Faber, 1937.
Includes index.
Description: 229 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction / David McDowall --
I. Land of eternal conflict --
II. Diwaniyah --
III. Northward to the mountains --
IV. The road --
V. Camp on Spilik --
VI. The brigand, Hamada Chin --
VII. Gali Ali Beg --
VIII. Forts on the frontier --
IX. Men of the Middle East --
X. The depths of the canyon --
XI. All in the day's work --
XII. A Christmas Eve in Kurdistan --
XIII. The snows melt --
XIV. The cave of Kospyspee --
XV. The treasure-vault of the ancient kings --
XVI. Ibex hunting --
XVII. The conquest of Gali Ali Beg --
XVIII. The blood-feud of Rowanduz --
XIX. The fate of a Kurdish chieftain --
XX. The Assyrians --
XXI. The goal attained.
Responsibility: A.M. Hamilton ; introduction by David McDowall.
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"In 1928, A.M. Hamilton travelled to Iraqi Kurdistan, having been commissioned to build a road that would stretch from Northern Iraq, through the mountains and gorges of Kurdistan and on to the Iranian border. Now called the Hamilton Road, this was, even by today's standards, a remarkable feat of engineering and remains one of the most strategically important roads in the region. In this account, Hamilton describes the four years he spent overcoming immense obstacles - disease, ferocious brigands, warring tribes and bureaucratic officials - to carve a path through some of the most beautiful but inhospitable landscape in the world."--Jacket.

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