Excerpt from The Country of the Moors: A Journey From Tripoli in Barbary to the City of Kairwân
I AM led to hope that you will feel a cer tain interest in the subject which is my excuse for trying your patience again. I have endeavoured to sketch the existing state of a porti... on of the country of the Moors, the race to me the most interesting of all - Which shed the light of civilisation on the Dark Ages of Europe. These notes are the result of two journeys into the region where the remnant of the Moors have their present abodes. I cannot hope, save per haps in the case of the city of Kairwan, to convey much original or novel information.
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