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Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia

Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia
Including a Residence among the Bakhtiyari and Other Wild Tribes before the Discovery of Nineveh
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108043441

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About the Authors
  • Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817–94) was one of the leading British archaeologists of the Victorian period. His excavations at Nimrud and Nineveh led to important discoveries about ancient Mesopotamia, particularly about the Assyrian civilisation, and his popular books such as Nineveh and its Remains (1849) brought archaeology to a wide audience. This two-volume work, first published in 1887, tells the story of an 'adventurous journey' Layard had made over forty years earlier, in 1840–2. He learnt Arabic and Persian and travelled widely, even among tribal peoples notorious for their lawlessness. Volume 1 focuses on ancient sites and major cities, and the warm hospitality Layard experienced in the household of the Bakhtiyari chiefs. Volume 2 describes armed conflict between the Persian army and the tribes, and Layard's dangerous return journey via Basra and Baghdad to Constantinople.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108043441
    • length: 1048 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 59 mm
    • weight: 1.41kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Introductory
    2. Leave Jerusalem
    3. Leave Petra
    4. The ruins of Ammon
    5. Mr. Consul Wherry
    6. Leave Baghdad
    7. Leave Hamadan
    8. Departure from Isfahan
    9. Excursion to Mal-emir
    10. Demands upon Mehemet Taki Khan. Volume 2:
    11. Arrival of the Matamet
    12. Mehemet Taki Khan leaves the mountains
    13. Discover a Bakhtiyari
    14. Interview with the Matamet
    15. Basra
    16. Leave Baghdad for Khuzistan
    17. Seyyid Abou'l-Hassan
    18. Renounce journey to India
    19. Arrive at Constantinople
    20. Reshid Pasha

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    Austen Henry Layard

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