These handsome, well edited books from a Hong Kong based publisher cover places few other guidebooks go.... The writers are particularly well chosen....Odyssey fans tend to be adventurous travelers with a literary bent. If you're lucky enough to find an Odyssey Guide to where you're going, grab it. Book DescriptionFor more than three millennia Iran, or Persia as it was formerly called, was a melting pot of civilizations. Under Cyrus the Great, Persia was the center of the world's first empire, which stretched from the Mediterranean to Pakistan. Subsequent invasions by the Greeks, Arabs, Mongols and Turks have fed the nation with an amazingly rich cultural and historical diversity. The Islamic Revolution in 1979, and the subsequent Iran Iraq war, reduced tourism to a trickle. Since 1990, however,...
Author: Helen Loveday (Photographer), Jacqueline Mirsadeghi (Photographer)