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Look Inside Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey

Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey
And Other Countries of the East


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

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108044028


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  • Robert Walpole (1781–1856), great-nephew and namesake of Britain's first prime minister, was a classical scholar and clergyman. After graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge, he visited Greece and the Middle East. This work, first published in 1817 and reissued in its second edition in 1818, consists of extracts from the unpublished papers of J. B. S. Morritt, John Sibthorp, Philip Hunt, J. D. Carlyle and other travellers, with descriptions of antiquities, and notes by the editor. The topics vary considerably and reflect the wide interests of contemporary educated and travelled men at a time when many were extending their Grand Tour to the Eastern Mediterranean. They include discussions of the weakness of the Turkish government, observations on natural history, accounts of Greek Orthodox monastic libraries including those of Mount Athos, and descriptions of Greek pottery and archaeological excavations. The book remains a rich source for scholars from a wide range of disciplines.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108044028
    • length: 678 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.6kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preliminary Dissertation: the causes of the weakness and decline of the Turkish monarchy, and some remarks on the system of government pursued in the European and Asiatic provinces of the Empire, by the editor
    1. Note respecting the massacre of the Mamelukes by the Turks, in the year 1811
    2. Account of a journey through the district of Maina in the Morea, communicated by Mr. Morritt
    3. Remarks illustrating part of the preceding journal, from the papers of the late Dr Sibthorp
    4. Parnassus, and the neighbouring district, from the manuscripts of the late Dr Sibthorp
    5. Observations on natural history relating to parts of Greece, and the island of Cyprus, from the same
    6. Journey from Parium to the Troad. Ascent to the summit of Ida. The salt springs of Tousla. Ruins of Assos, from the journals of Dr Hunt
    7. Remarks respecting Attica, from the journals of the late Dr Sibthorp
    8. Letters from the late Professor Carlyle, during his residence in Turkey, to the Lord Bishop of Lincoln. Letters from the same, to the Lord Bishop of Durham
    9. Mount Athos. An account of the monastic institutions, and the libraries on the holy mountain, from the papers of Dr Hunt
    10. Additional remarks on the sepulchres of the European and Asiatic Greeks, by the editor
    11. Notice respecting Dr Sibthorp's journals, by the editor
    12. Medicinal and economical uses of the plants of Greece, from the papers of the late Dr Sibthorp
    13. Plants collected in Cyprus, by Dr Hume
    14. Birds, quadrupeds, and fishes of Greece and Cyprus, with their names in Romaic, from the papers of Dr Sibthorp
    15. On the various modes of fishing practised by the modern Greeks, by the editor
    16. Various extracts from Dr Sibthorp's journals
    17. On the olives and vines of Zante. On the corn cultivated in that island, and in parts of the ancient Boeotia. The produce of corn in some districts of Greece, from the papers of Dr Sibthorp, and from some remarks communicated by Mr Hawkins
    18. Journal through parts of Boeotia and Phocis, communicated by Mr Raikes
    19. Remarks relating to the military architecture of the Ancient Greeks, from the journals of the late Colonel Squire
    20. Antiquities of Athens. Explanation of the subject of the vases facing p.325 and p.327, and of the sigillarium, by the editor
    21. Excavations in the tombs of Attica
    22. The plain of Marathon, from the papers of the late Col. Squire
    23. Remarks on parts of the continent of Greece, from the same
    24. The Isthmus of Corinth, from the same
    25. Observations relating to some of the antiquities of Egypt, from the journals of the late Mr Davison
    26. The catacombs of Alexandria, by the editor
    27. Remarks on the manners and customs of the modern inhabitants of Egypt, from the journals of Dr Hume
    28. Journal of a voyage up the Nile into part of Nubia, in May 1814, by Captain Light
    29. On the mines of Laurium. Gold and silver coinage of the Athenians. Revenue of Attica, by the editor and the Earl of Aberdeen
    30. Remarks on two sculptured marbles brought from Amyclae, by the Earl of Aberdeen
    31. Illustration of various Greek inscriptions, by the editor
    32. On the topography of Athens, by Mr Hawkins
    33. On the long walls which connected Athens with the Piraeus
    34. The Vale of Tempe, by Mr Hawkins
    35. The Syrinx of Strabo, and the passage of the Euripus, by Mr Hawkins
    36. Panoramic views of Athens, illustrated by Mr Haygarth
    37. Remarks on the thesauri of the Greeks, by the editor
    38. Remarks on the Troad, contained in a letter from Mr Morritt to Dr Clarke
    39. Remarks on the architectural inscription brought from Athens, and now preserved in the British Museum, by Mr Wilkins
    40. References to Mr Foster's map of the Troad
    41. Remarks on the Demetrian system of the Troad, by the editor.

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