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Voyage en Syrie et en Égypte pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108066679

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  • The French author and traveller Constantin-François de Chasseboeuf (1757–1820) adopted the pen name Volney, which combined the name of Voltaire and Ferney, where the great philosopher lived. A friend of Thomas Jefferson and other Enlightenment figures, Volney used an inheritance to further his education by travelling to Ottoman Egypt and the historical region of Syria, visiting areas of present-day Lebanon and Israel. He chose these lands as he believed he would gain political and philosophical insights from their ancient heritage. Very little had been written in the West about these areas before he published this two-volume account in 1787. It enjoyed great popularity and even accompanied Darwin aboard the Beagle on his own voyage of discovery decades later. Reissued here is the revised and corrected French second edition, which also appeared in 1787. Volume 1 delves into the geography, ethnic divisions, religious beliefs, commerce and politics of Egypt and Syria.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108066679
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Etat physique de l'Egypte:
    1. De l'Egypte en général, et de la ville d'Alexandrie
    2. Du Nil, et de l'extension du delta
    3. De l'exhaussement de delta
    4. Des vents de l'Egypte
    5. Du climat et de l'air d'Egypte
    Part II. Etat politique de l'Egypte:
    6. Des diverses races des habitans de l'Egypte
    7. Précis de l'histoire des Mamlouks
    8. Précis de l'histoire de d'Ali-bek
    9. Précis des évènemens arrivés depuis la mort d'Ali-bek jusqu'en 1785
    10. Etat présent de l'Egypte
    11. Constitution de la milice des Mamlouks
    12. Gouvernement des Mamlouks
    13. Etat du commerce
    14. De l'isthme de Suez
    15. Des douanes et des impots
    16. De la ville du Kaire
    17. Des maladies de l'Egypte
    18. Tableau résumé de l'Egypte
    19. Des ruines et des pyramides
    Part III. Etat physique de la Syrie:
    20. Géographie et histoire naturaelle de la Syrie
    21. Considérations sur les phénomènes des vents, des nuages, des pluies, des brouillards et du tonnerre
    Part IV. Etat politique de la Syrie:
    22. Des habitans de la Syrie, et de la langue usitée
    23. Des peuples errans ou pasteurs en Syrie.

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