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Travels in Albania and Other Provinces of Turkey in 1809 and 1810

Travels in Albania and Other Provinces of Turkey in 1809 and 1810
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  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108076111

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  • John Cam Hobhouse, later Lord Broughton (1786–1869), became a friend of Byron when they were at Cambridge, and was frequently his travelling companion. He first published an account of their journey to Albania and Greece in 1814, and reissued this updated and corrected two-volume version in 1855, after his retirement from public life. (His memoirs are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.) In September 1809 Byron and Hobhouse were in Malta, and took the opportunity of a passing ship to go to Preveza in Epirus, making their way to the court of Ali Pasha, the 'tyrant of Ioannina'. Travelling further into Greece, they arrived in Athens, and then crossed to Asia Minor, where they had an audience at Istanbul with Sultan Mahmud II. During this period, Byron was writing Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: on its publication in 1812, as he said, 'I awoke one morning and found myself famous'.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108076111
    • length: 1132 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 1.42kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 2 colour illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Dedication
    1. Departure from Malta
    2. Prevyza
    3. The ruins of Nicopolis
    4. The presents customary in the Levant
    5. Route from Arta to the han of St Dimetre
    6. Visit to the grandsons of Ali
    7. Ioannina
    8. The Turkish ramazan
    9. Route from Zitza
    10. Route from Libokavo to Cesarades
    11. Visit to Ali Pasha
    12. Albania
    13. Continuation of the manners of the Albanians
    14. Departure from Tepeleni
    15. Lutraki
    16. Patrass
    17. Distance from Patrass to Corinth
    18. Livadia
    19. Thebes
    20. Athens
    21. Antiquities of Athens
    22. Ascent to the acropolis
    23. The vicinity of Athens
    24. Route from Athens to Eleusis
    25. The eastern side of Athens
    26. Route from Athens to Cape Colonni
    27. Route from Keratea to Port Raphti
    28. Route from Athens to the Negroponte
    29. Route from St Meletius to the ruins of Plataea
    30. General appearance of the modern Greeks
    31. Religion of the Greeks
    32. The literature of the modern Greeks. Volume 2:
    33. Patriotism of the Greeks
    34. Departure from Athens
    35. The Musselim's summer residence
    36. A journey to Ephesus
    37. Departure from Smyrna
    38. Frigate anchors off Sigeum
    39. barrows
    40. The supposed port of Agamemnon's fleet
    41. The district of the Troad
    42. The frigate leaves Cape Janissary
    43. Difficulty of obtaining information concerning the Turks
    44. The valley of sweet waters
    45. Galata
    46. Ters-Hane
    47. Excursion to Constantinople
    48. The Atmeidan
    49. The Dgiamissi Selatyn, or royal moscks
    50. The ambassador's audience of the Caimacam

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    John Cam Hobhouse

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