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Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan

Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan
Including a Summer in the Upper Karun Region and a Visit to the Nestorian Rayahs
2 Volume Paperback Set


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

  • Date Published: July 2010
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108014717

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About the Authors
  • Isabella Bishop (née Bird) published her Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, compiled from a series of letters home, in 1891. Recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for physical and nervous difficulties, Bird toured the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the Far East. After her marriage, and the death of her husband in 1886, she did missionary work in India and then, in 1890, travelled to little-known parts of Turkey, Persia and Kurdistan in the company of Major Herbert Sawyer of the Indian Army. This came to be the hardest journey of her experience, with extremes of temperature and harsh living conditions for the sixty-year-old, although she was able to provide medical care for the local people.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108014717
    • length: 854 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Basrah
    2. Baghdad
    3. Yakobiyeh
    4. Saripul-i-Zohab
    5. Kirmanshah
    6. Besitun
    7. Kûm
    8. Caravanserai
    Notes on Tihran
    9. Tihran
    10. Kûm
    11. Kashan
    12. Julfa
    13. Julfa
    14. Julfa
    Notes on the Bakhtiari Country
    15. Ardal. Volume 2:
    16. Ali-kuh
    17. Kuh-i-Rang
    18. Sahid
    19. Mauri Zarin
    20. Lake Irene
    21. Burujird
    22. Hamadan
    23. Hamadan
    24. Hamadan
    25. Gaukhaud
    26. Turkman
    Notes on Protestant missions in Urmi
    27. Urmi
    Farewell impressions of Persia
    28. Kochanes
    29. Kochanes
    30. Kortanis
    31. Van
    32. Bitlis
    33. Pikhruz
    34. Erzerum
    35. Trebizond

  • Author

    Isabella Bird

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