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Travels and Researches in Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Chaldea, and Armenia

Travels and Researches in Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Chaldea, and Armenia

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108080989

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About the Authors
  • The surgeon William Ainsworth (1807–96) acted as the geologist of the 1835 Euphrates Expedition, his account of which is also reissued in this series. Great interest was aroused by the scientific and archaeological findings of that journey, and a further expedition was funded, ostensibly to make contact with the Nestorian Christians of the region, but covertly to make further mineralogical investigations. Ainsworth was the leader of the expedition, and his two-volume account was published in 1842. Starting from Istanbul in 1839, Ainsworth took a route through Asia Minor, northern Syria, Kurdistan, Persia and Armenia, returning to Istanbul in 1840. The expedition was regarded as unsuccessful, as Ainsworth had massively overspent on the budget originally allotted by the sponsors, and his secret activities were discovered by the Ottoman authorities, but the work remains a vivid account of the area. Volume 1 covers events up to the battle of Nezib in 1839.

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    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108080989
    • length: 386 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 142 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Suburb of Constantinople
    2. Ismid
    3. The hero's stone
    4. The hollow rock
    5. Upland of Iflani
    6. Virgin's castle
    7. Town of Osmanjik
    8. Town of Changri
    9. A French instructor of cavalry
    10. Quit Angora
    11. Deserted mines and foxes
    12. Utch Ayak
    13. Christians of Nev Shehr
    14. Koch Hisar
    15. Iron village
    16. Kaiseriyeh
    17. Viran Shehr
    18. Start from Derendah
    19. Passage of the Taurus
    20. Vale of Gergen Kafehsi
    21. Retrospective
    22. Town of Birehjik
    23. Prisoners of water
    24. Position of the Turks turned by the enemy
    25. Line of retreat.

  • Author

    William F. Ainsworth

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