Brave with Beauty
A Story of Afghanistan
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A 2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
This is the extraordinary story of Queen Goharshad, a 15th-century monarch, who many historians now believe was one of the most powerful women in world history. Ruling from the Timurid artistic and cultural center of Herat in western Afghanistan, Queen Goharshad ushered in a remarkable, rare period when poetry, music, calligraphy, painting, and the sciences flourished as never before. A poet and an architect, she designed a complex of buildings that were considered to be some of the most beautiful structures ever built on earth.
Yali Books, 9781949528978, 46pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2019