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Voyage en Syrie et en Égypte pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785

Voyage en Syrie et en Égypte pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785
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  • Date Published: February 2014
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108066556

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  • The French author and traveller Constantin-François de Chasseboeuf (1757–1820) adopted the pen name Volney, which combined the name of Voltaire and Ferney, where the great philosopher lived. A friend of Thomas Jefferson and other Enlightenment figures, Volney used an inheritance to further his education by travelling to Ottoman Egypt and the historical region of Syria, visiting areas of present-day Lebanon and Israel. He chose these lands as he believed he would gain political and philosophical insights from their ancient heritage. Very little had been written in the West about these areas before he published this two-volume account in 1787. It enjoyed great popularity and even accompanied Darwin aboard the Beagle on his own voyage of discovery decades later. Reissued here is the revised and corrected French second edition, which also appeared in 1787. The volumes explore geography, history, ethnic divisions, religious beliefs, commerce, politics and customs.

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    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108066556
    • length: 894 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Préface
    Part I. Etat physique de l'Egypte:
    1. De l'Egypte en général, et de la ville d'Alexandrie
    2. Du Nil, et de l'extension du delta
    3. De l'exhaussement de delta
    4. Des vents de l'Egypte
    5. Du climat et de l'air d'Egypte
    Part II. Etat politique de l'Egypte:
    6. Des diverses races des habitans de l'Egypte
    7. Précis de l'histoire des Mamlouks
    8. Précis de l'histoire de d'Ali-bek
    9. Précis des évènemens arrivés depuis la mort d'Ali-bek jusqu'en 1785
    10. Etat présent de l'Egypte
    11. Constitution de la milice des Mamlouks
    12. Gouvernement des Mamlouks
    13. Etat du commerce
    14. De l'isthme de Suez
    15. Des douanes et des impots
    16. De la ville du Kaire
    17. Des maladies de l'Egypte
    18. Tableau résumé de l'Egypte
    19. Des ruines et des pyramides
    Part III. Etat physique de la Syrie:
    20. Géographie et histoire naturaelle de la Syrie
    21. Considérations sur les phénomènes des vents, des nuages, des pluies, des brouillards et du tonnerre
    Part IV. Etat politique de la Syrie:
    22. Des habitans de la Syrie, et de la langue usitée
    23. Des peuples errans ou pasteurs en Syrie. Volume 2:
    24. Des peuples agricoles ou sédentaires de la Syrie
    25. Précis de l'histoire de Daher
    26. Distribution de la Syrie par pachalics
    27. Du pachalic d'Alep
    28. Du pachalic de Tripoli
    29. Du pachalic de Saide
    30. Du pachalic de Damas
    31. De la Palestine
    32. Résumé de la Syrie
    33. Du gouvernement des Turks en Syrie
    34. De l'administration de la justice
    35. De l'influence de a religion
    36. De la propriété et des conditions
    37. Des paysans et de l'agriculture
    38. Des artisans, des amrchands, et du commerce
    39. Des arts, des sciences, et de l'ignorance
    40. Des habitudes et du caractère des habitans de la Syrie.

  • Author

    Constantin-François Volney

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