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Taj Mahal : [passion and genious at the heart of the Moghul Empire]

Author: Diana Preston; Michael Preston; James Adams
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While Galileo suffered under house arrest at the hands of Pope Urban VIII, the Thirty Years War ruined Europe, and the Pilgrims struggled to survive in the New World, work began on what would become one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Taj Mahal. Built by the Moghul emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, its flawless symmetry and gleaming presence have for centuries dazzled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)123508931
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Preston; Michael Preston; James Adams
ISBN: 1433283298 9781433283291 9781433239342 1433239345
OCLC Number: 123809797
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 10:00:34.
Performer(s): Read by James Adams.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 143853 KB; MP3 file size: 281972 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Diana and Michael Preston.

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While Galileo suffered under house arrest at the hands of Pope Urban VIII, the Thirty Years War ruined Europe, and the Pilgrims struggled to survive in the New World, work began on what would become one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Taj Mahal. Built by the Moghul emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, its flawless symmetry and gleaming presence have for centuries dazzled everyone who has seen it, and the story of its creation is a fascinating blend of cultural and architectural heritage. Yet, as Diana and Michael Preston vividly convey in the first narrative history of the Taj, it also reflects the magnificent history of the Moghul Empire beginning with legendary warriors Genghis Khan and Tamburlaine. At its height the Empire contained 100 million people, from Afghanistan in the north and present-day Pakistan in the west, to Bengal in the east and southward deep into central India.

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