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Travels and Adventures in the Persian Provinces on the Southern Banks of the Caspian Sea
With an Appendix Containing Short Notices of the Geology and Commerce of Persia


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

  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108046657

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About the Authors
  • Scottish explorer and author James Baillie Fraser (1783–1856) was already known for his narratives of travel in the East (his 1820 journal of a journey through the Himalayas being also reissued in this series) when in 1826 he published this account of his journey into the lesser known provinces of Persia. Though it includes an appendix containing information on geology and commerce, it dwells less on statistical and historical details than it does on the author's personal experiences and impressions. In his preface, Fraser summarily rejects factual material as 'insignificant', preferring to describe the manners of a people seldom encountered by Europeans. The work captures both the sights and sounds of bazaars and cities, and the characters of the people, from princes to peasant boys; and Fraser provides facts on topics ranging from rice cultivation to the architecture of ancient tombs and methods of cooling water.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108046657
    • length: 398 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.95kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Sketches of the author's previous travels, and his arrival at Astrabad
    2. Departure from Astrabad
    3. Leave Ashruff
    4. The city of Saree described
    5. Continued residence at Saree
    6. Visit to Furrahbad, where Shah Abbas died
    7. Leave Saree
    8. Leave Balfroosh
    9. Circumstances attending the author's reception at Resht
    10. Short account of Gheelan
    11. The Ramazan, or Mahometan lent
    12. Accident to a boy
    13. Trait of the young prince
    14. Diseases of Gheelan
    15. News from Tehran, and reports of the prince's movements
    16. The journey resumed
    17. The author and his servant disagreeably awakened
    18. The eide
    19. The author quits Resht and arrives at Enzellee
    20. Tombs of Sheikh Suffee, and Shah Ismael described
    21. The author finds Mr. Willock and Dr. Macneil had left Persia
    22. Death of the Caimookan
    1. Geological observations on certain parts of Persia
    2. Containing some account of the commerce of Persia.

  • Author

    James Baillie Fraser

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