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Travels in Crete

Travels in Crete

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe

  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108050838

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  • Robert Pashley (1805–59) spent 1833–4 exploring Greece and Turkey as a Trinity College, Cambridge Travelling Fellow and contributor to a British survey of the Mediterranean, yet it was the island of Crete that most captivated his attention; his travels there became the subject of this two-volume account, published in 1837. The following year, Pashley's notes, collected artefacts and books were destroyed in a fire, so this work is all that remains from his expedition to the island. Crete at various points in its history had been ruled by Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Ottomans. At the time of Pashley's arrival it was under Egyptian administration and there were palpable tensions between Christians and Muslims. In Volume 2, Pashley ends his travels in the south-western Samaria region. This volume also includes an appendix of Venetian manuscripts, and economic and demographic statistics from 1834.

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    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108050838
    • length: 358 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    21. Statue found at the site of Aptera
    22. Departure from Khania
    23. Plane trees
    24. Site and ruins of Polyrrhenia
    25. Islands near Kutri
    26. Kamposelorakho to Sklavopula
    27. Walk to Suia
    28. The site and existing ruins of Hyrtakina
    29. The site of Kantanos, near Khadhros
    30. Ruins of an ancient tower or sepulchre near Vlithias
    31. Visit the site of Kalamyde
    32. Departure from Vlithias
    33. Mosques in the rural districts of Crete
    34. Departure from Laki
    35. Wine of Askyfo
    36. Costume of the Cretan women somewhat changed since Tournefort's time
    37. The appearance, in Sfakia, of a saint or prophet, who worked miracles
    38. Ancient and modern costume of the Cretans
    39. Haghia Rumeli to Samaria
    Historical appendix
    Statistical appendix.

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