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Eastward To Tartary : Vintage Departures - Robert D. Kaplan

Eastward To Tartary

Vintage Departures

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Published: 1st October 2001
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Eastward to Tartary," "Robert Kaplan's first book to focus on a single region since his bestselling Balkan Ghosts, introduces readers to an explosive and little-known part of the world destined to become a tinderbox of the future.
Kaplan takes us on a spellbinding journey into the heart of a volatile region, stretching from Hungary and Romania to the far shores of the oil-rich Caspian Sea. Through dramatic stories of unforgettable characters, Kaplan illuminates the tragic history of this unstable area that he describes as the new fault line between East and West. He ventures from Turkey, Syria, and Israel to the turbulent countries of the Caucasus, from the newly rich city of Baku to the deserts of Turkmenistan and the killing fields of Armenia. The result is must reading for anyone concerned about the state of our world in the decades to come.

"A graceful writer... Providing historical (and cultural and religious) context is what Kaplan does best." Los Angeles Times

Author's Notep. xiii
The Balkans
Rudolf Fischer, Cosmopolitanp. 3
Heading Eastp. 12
The Widening Chasmp. 18
Third World Europep. 29
Balkan Realistsp. 39
Pivot Statep. 49
"Civilizational Choice"p. 58
Wrestlers Versus Democratsp. 68
The Legacy of Orthodoxyp. 78
"To the City"p. 85
Turkey and Greater Syria
The "Deep State"p. 93
The "Corpse in Armour"p. 104
The New Caliphatep. 115
The Sacred and the Profanep. 126
The Corporate Satellitep. 147
The Caravan Statep. 170
Crossing the Jordanp. 184
Sepphoris and the Renewal of Judaismp. 195
Throbbing Heart of the Middle Eastp. 201
The Caucasus and Tartary
To Turkey's Northeastern Borderp. 213
Stalin's Beautiful Homelandp. 220
Fossil Nationsp. 243
From Tbilisi to Bakup. 256
Imperial Collisionsp. 265
By Boat to Tartaryp. 282
New Khanatesp. 286
A Herodotean Landscapep. 303
Epilogue: Hayastan
Earth, Fire, Waterp. 311
Acknowledgmentsp. 331
Notesp. 335
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9780375705762
ISBN-10: 0375705767
Series: Vintage Departures
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 375
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.4  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1