Great Cities of Asia: the Legacy of Tamburlaine
Sue Rollin works as a tour guide and lecturer in the Middle East and India and as an interpreter for the United Nations and other international institutions. She has lectured in Assyriology and Ancient History for the universities of London and Cambridge. She has written the Blue Guide to Jordan and Istanbul: a Traveller’s Guide.
The lecture considers the great cities of Transoxiana, at the hub of the Silk Road. Bukhara, the Dome of Islam, a centre for artists and scholars is described together with Samarkand, the glorious capital of Tamburlaine and his burial place. Also considered is Khiva with its collection of Islamic architecture.