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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 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108080996

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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 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 2 describes the journey through Armenia, and the return via Trebizond.

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    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108080996
    • length: 420 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    26. Roads rendered dangerous by the revolted Kurds
    27. Journey from Sivas to Tokat
    28. Start from Amasiyeh
    29. Delay at Constantinople
    30. Seyyid el Ghazi
    31. Misis, ancient Mopsuestia
    32. Journey across northern Mesopotamia
    33. City of Mosul
    34. Start for Al Hadhr
    35. Reception by the Shammar Arabs
    36. Start for Kurdistan
    37. Fortress of Amadiyeh
    38. Approach to the Tiyari country
    39. Berdizawi
    40. The Chaldeans as a nation
    41. Chaldeans not papists
    42. Start from Julamerik
    43. Start from Urimiyeh
    44. Town of Rowandiz
    45. Chaldean village of Al Kosh
    46. Castle of Konakti
    47. Collision with the Kurds
    48. Armenians of the district of Mush
    49. City of Erzrum.

  • Author

    William F. Ainsworth

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