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Nomads: : The Wanderers Who Shaped Our World

Anthony Sattin

'Thoughtful, lyrical yet ambitiously panoramic . . . As fleet and light-footed as its subject, it takes us along a dizzying path, over many of the highest ridges of human history . . . AN IMPORTANT, GENEROUS AND BEAUTIFULLY-WRITTEN BOOK' - William Dalrymple

The ground-breaking story of Nomadic peoples on the move across history.


Humans have been on the move for most of   history. Even after the great urban advancement lured people into the great cities of Uruk, Babylon, Rome and Chang'an, most of us continued to live   lightly on the move and outside the pages of history. But recent discoveries   have revealed another story . . .

Wandering people built the first great   stone monuments, such as the one at Göbekli Tepe, seven thousand years before   the pyramids. They tamed the horse, fashioned the composite bow, fought with   the Greeks and hastened the end of the Roman Empire. They had a love of   poetry and storytelling, a fascination for artistry and science, and a   respect for the natural world rooted in reliance and their belief. Embracing   multiculturalism, tolerant of other religions, their need for free movement   and open markets brought a glorious cultural flourishing to Eurasia, enabling   the Renaissance and changing the human story.

Reconnecting with our deepest mythology, our unrecorded antiquity and our natural environment, Nomads is the untold history of civilisation, told through its outsiders.

  • Classification : History
  • Pub Date : MAY 26, 2022
  • Imprint : John Murray
  • Page Extent : 368
  • Binding : HB
  • ISBN : 9781473677791
  • Price : INR 799
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Anthony Sattin

Anthony Sattin has been described as one of the key influences on travel writing today. His highly acclaimed books include A Winter on the Nile and Young Lawrence. His award-winning journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, FT, Daily Telegraph and publications around the world including Wall Street Journal, Al-Ahram and Al Jazeera. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, editorial advisor on Geographical Magazine and a contributing editor to Condé Nast Traveller.

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