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Mughals, Rajputs & Villages: An Introduction

This tour explores three princely capitals in the heartland of the Mughal Empire, Dehli, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri, and a …

The Holy Grail - Chalice, Bowl or Person

The Holy Grail is, arguably, the most celebrated piece of tableware from the last two thousand years. So much so that there are 200 goblets throughout Europe which claim the honour. Over the centuries, it has inspired great art and literature.

Russia: An Historical Overview

Orlando Figes, in his book Natasha’s Dance, A Cultural History of Russia charts the search by 19th century artists for …

The Wine Dark Sea: A Historical Introduction

Once, foreigners were drawn to Southern Italy and Sicily by the riches to be garnered from their fertility and their …

Art and Culture in Spain: A Historical Introduction

Modern Spain occupies two thirds of the Iberian peninsula, an arid mountainous outpost of the Eurasian landmass which, separated from …

Andalucia: A Historical Introduction

The Andalucia of reality is even more remarkable than the romantic dream evoked by its name. It lives as the …

Iranian Landscapes, Cities and Monuments

Iran is four times the size of France and one of the highest countries in the world (average altitude: 1,000m). …

The Pattern of Oman’s History and Culture

The State of Oman occupies approximately 212,000 square kilometers of the southeastern quarter of the Arabian Peninsula. It has a …

Bhutan’s Cultural Landscape

The tiny landlocked Kingdom of Bhutan, which is roughly the same size as Switzerland, is sandwiched between two vast, politically …

Romania Revealed: A Historical Introduction

Romania is one of the most culturally diverse countries in Europe, and therefore one of the most interesting in which …