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Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan
Including a Summer in the Upper Karun Region and a Visit to the Nestorian Rayahs

Volume 1


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

  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108014694

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  • Isabella Bishop (née Bird) published her Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan in 1891, compiled from a series of letters home. Recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for physical and nervous difficulties, Bird toured the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the Far East. After her marriage, and the death of her husband in 1886, she did missionary work in India and then, in 1890, travelled to little-known parts of Turkey, Persia and Kurdistan in the company of Major Herbert Sawyer of the Indian Army. This came to be the hardest journey of her experience, with extremes of temperature and harsh living conditions for the sixty-year-old, although she was able to provide medical care for the local people. Volume 1 introduces the region, its people, and their customs and includes many evocative anecdotes. It also contains a glossary and maps.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108014694
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Basrah
    2. Baghdad
    3. Yakobiyeh
    4. Saripul-i-Zohab
    5. Kirmanshah
    6. Besitun
    7. Kûm
    8. Caravanserai
    Notes on Tihran
    9. Tihran
    10. Kûm
    11. Kashan
    12. Julfa
    13. Julfa
    14. Julfa
    Notes on the Bakhtiari Country
    15. Ardal.

  • Author

    Isabella Bird

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