Taj Mahal ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Diana Preston

Taj Mahal

Walker Books
Publication date: May 2009
ISBN: 9780802718983
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
Our price:

You save: $2.00 (17%)
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
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 & Michael Preston vividly convey in the first narrative history of the Taj, it also reflects the magnificent history of the Moghul Empire itself, for it turned out to mark the high point of 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.
Please sign in to review this product.
Taj Mahal ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
7326 Kb
Copy From Text:
Other books by Diana Preston
The Dark Defile: Britain’s Catastrophic Invasion of Afghanistan, 1838-1842 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Diana Preston
The Dark Defile
Diana Preston
Walker Books, February 2012
ISBN: 9780802779823
Format: ePub
List Price: $20.99 Our price: $18.99
A First Rate Tragedy ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Diana Preston
A First Rate Tragedy
Diana Preston
Robinson, February 2012
ISBN: 9781849017244
Format: ePub
List Price: $13.11 Our price: $9.99
Before the Fall-Out: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Diana Preston
Before The Fall-Out: From Marie Curie To Hiroshima
Diana Preston
Transworld Digital, February 2011
ISBN: 9780552770866
Format: ePub
List Price: $13.26 Our price: $10.99
Wilful Murder: The Sinking of the Lusitania ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Diana Preston
Wilful Murder: The Sinking Of The Lusitania
Diana Preston
Transworld Digital, January 2011
ISBN: 9780552163866
Format: ePub
List Price: $19.89 Our price: $15.99
Recently Viewed Products