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Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan, and on the Site of Ancient Nineveh

Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan, and on the Site of Ancient Nineveh
With Journal of a Voyage down the Tigris to Bagdad and an Account of a Visit to Shirauz and Persepolis
2 Volume set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: September 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108077507

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About the Authors
  • Well versed in oriental languages and antiquities, and possessed of an 'insatiable thirst for seeing new countries', Claudius James Rich (1786/7–1821), the East India Company's resident at Baghdad, set out for Kurdistan in 1820 despite his delicate health. Before he succumbed to cholera the following year, he had visited and described many historic locations in present-day Iraq and Iran. His written account has long stood as an important early record of the region's geography, culture and archaeology. This two-volume work was edited by his widow and published, with maps and other illustrations, in 1836. Rich's Narrative of a Journey to the Site of Babylon in 1811 (1839), including his two archaeological memoirs, is also reissued in this series. Volume 1, including a biographical sketch of the author, covers the journey to and time spent in Kurdistan. Volume 2 covers the return to Baghdad and journeys to Shiraz and Persepolis.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108077507
    • length: 888 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 53 mm
    • weight: 1.08kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Notice respecting the maps
    Brief notice of the life of Mr Rich
    1. Departure from the residency
    2. Departure from Toozkhoormattee
    3. Osman Bey
    4. Conversation with the pasha
    5. Brave Russian soldier
    6. Departure from Sulimania for the mountains
    7. Entrance into Persia
    8. Leave Sinna
    9. Visit to the vali of Sinna
    10. Failure of vaccination
    11. The pasha melancholy and depressed
    Appendix. Volume 2:
    12. Departure from Sulimania
    13. The ruins of Nineveh
    14. Continuation of the examination of the ruins of Nineveh
    15. Visit to the convents
    16. Appearance of the country
    17. The sword of Yazid
    18. Departure from Mousul
    19. Departure from Baghdad
    Letters 1-5

  • Author

    Claudius James Rich

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