Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

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indgår i serie Cambridge Library Collection: Travel and Exploration


Travels in Syria and the Holy Land
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
02-06-2011
Sprog:
Engelsk
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John Lewis Burckhardt (1784-1817) was a Swiss explorer who is best remembered for his rediscovery of the ancient city of Petra in modern Jordan. In 1809 he was commissioned by the African Association to discover the source of the River Niger. In preparation for this journey, for which he needed to pass as a Muslim, Burckhardt spent two years exploring and studying Arabic and Islamic law in Aleppo, before travelling widely in Arabia and Egypt. First published in 1822, this book provides 'a view of Arabian life and manners in every degree, from the Bedouin camp to the populous city', but the most striking passages describe the ruins of Petra, and especially its sumptuously carved Nabataean tombs. Burckhardt also records his frustration at not being able to explore freely and make notes, but these activities would have laid him open to suspicion of being a spy or an infidel, and almost certain death.

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Udgivelsesdato:
02-06-2011
ISBN13:
9781108069588
Vægt:
1700 g
Dybde:
37 mm
Bredde:
210 mm
Højde:
297 mm
Format:
Paperback
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    John Lewis Burckhardt (1784-1817) was an explorer of the Middle East who travelled widely in disguise as a Muslim. This work of 1822 fulfils the promise of 'a view of Arabian life and manners in every degree', and includes Burckhardt's famous account of the ancient city of Petra. 1 Plates, black and white; 6 Maps

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