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The Resource Taj Mahal : passion and genius at the heart of the Moghul empire, Diana and Michael Preston

Taj Mahal : passion and genius at the heart of the Moghul empire, Diana and Michael Preston

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Taj Mahal : passion and genius at the heart of the Moghul empire
Title
Taj Mahal
Title remainder
passion and genius at the heart of the Moghul empire
Statement of responsibility
Diana and Michael Preston
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Yet, as Diana and Michael Preston convey in the first narrative history of the Taj, it also reflects the magnificent histpry of the Moghul Empire itself, for it turned out to mark the high point pf the empire's glory at the same time as it became a tipping point in Moghul fortunes." "The roots of the Moghul Empire lie with the legendary warriors Genghis Khan and Tamburlaine; at its height it contained 100 million people, from Afghanistan in the north and present-day Pakistan in the west, to Bengal in the east and southwards deep into central India. With the storytelling skills that characterize their previous books, Diana & Michael Preston bring alive both the grand sweep of Moghul history and the details that make it memorable: the battles and dynastic rivalries that forged the Empire alongside an intimate chronicle of daily life within the imperial palace. A tale of overwhelming passion, the story of the Taj has the cadences of Greek tragedy and the ripe emotion of grand opera, and puts a memorable human face on the marble masterpiece."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UPZ
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1952-
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Preston, Diana
Dewey number
954.02/57
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
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Preston, Michael
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  • Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
  • India
  • Mogul Empire
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Taj Mahal : passion and genius at the heart of the Moghul empire, Diana and Michael Preston
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-309) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
122257232
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780802715111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)122257232
Label
Taj Mahal : passion and genius at the heart of the Moghul empire, Diana and Michael Preston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
122257232
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780802715111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)122257232

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