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Robert Pashley (1805–59) spent 1833–4 exploring Greece and Turkey as a Trinity College, Cambridge Travelling Fellow and contributor to a British survey of the Mediterranean, yet it was the island of Crete that most captivated his attention; his travels there became the subject of this two-volume account, published in 1837. The following year, Pashley's notes, collected artefacts and books were destroyed in a fire, so this work is all that remains from his expedition to the island. Crete at various points in its history had been ruled by Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Ottomans. At the time of Pashley's arrival it was under Egyptian administration and there were palpable tensions between Christians and Muslims. In Volume 2, Pashley ends his travels in the south-western Samaria region. This volume also includes an appendix of Venetian manuscripts, and economic and demographic statistics from 1834.
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- Date Published: June 2012
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108050838
- length: 358 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.46kg
- contains: 6 b/w illus. 1 map
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
21. Statue found at the site of Aptera
22. Departure from Khania
23. Plane trees
24. Site and ruins of Polyrrhenia
25. Islands near Kutri
26. Kamposelorakho to Sklavopula
27. Walk to Suia
28. The site and existing ruins of Hyrtakina
29. The site of Kantanos, near Khadhros
30. Ruins of an ancient tower or sepulchre near Vlithias
31. Visit the site of Kalamyde
32. Departure from Vlithias
33. Mosques in the rural districts of Crete
34. Departure from Laki
35. Wine of Askyfo
36. Costume of the Cretan women somewhat changed since Tournefort's time
37. The appearance, in Sfakia, of a saint or prophet, who worked miracles
38. Ancient and modern costume of the Cretans
39. Haghia Rumeli to Samaria
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