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Travels in Arabia Deserta

Travels in Arabia Deserta
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: June 2010
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108009485

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  • Western exploration of the Arabian Desert began in the mid-eighteenth century, but it was not until the nineteenth century that the British officers of the Indian colonial government undertook surveys of the areas remote from the major pilgrimage routes. Charles Doughty (1843–1926) spent two years among various nomad tribes and wrote in 1888 what would be the first comprehensive Western work on the geography of Arabia, in an attempt, as he says in the preface, to 'set forth faithfully some parcel of the soil of Arabia smelling of sàmn and camels'. His classic and justly famous account is a fantastic piece of travel writing that shows full understanding of the area, the people and all aspects of nomadic life in the desert.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108009485
    • length: 1385 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. The Peraea
    2. The mountains of Edom
    3. The haj journeying in Arabia
    4. Medain Salih
    5. Medain Salih and El-Ally
    6. El-Ally, El-Khreyby, Medain
    Appendix to ch. 4, 5 and 6
    7. Return of the haj
    8. The nomad life in the desert
    9. Life in the wandering village
    10. The nomads in the desert
    11. The Fukara wandering as fugitives in another dira
    12. Peace in the desert
    13. Medain revisited
    14. Wandering upon the Harra with the Moahib
    15. Nomad life upon the Harra
    16. The Aarab forsake the Harra
    17. The Moahib summer camp in Wady Thirba
    18. The Fukara summering at El-Hejr
    19. Teyma
    20. The date harvest
    21. The Jebel
    22. Hayil
    Appendix to Volume 1. Volume 2:
    1. Ibn Rashid's town
    2. Life in Hayil
    3. Depart from Hayil
    4. Kheybar
    5. The Kheyabara
    6. The Medina life at Kheybar
    7. Galla-land
    8. Deliverance from Kheybar
    9. Desert journey to Hayil
    10. The Shammar and Harb deserts in Nejd
    11. Journey to El-Kasim
    Appendix to Chapter 11
    12. Aneyza
    13. Life in Aneyza
    14. The Christian stranger driven from Aneyza, and recalled
    Appendix to Chapter 14
    15. Wars of Aneyza
    16. Set out from El-Kasim, with the butter caravan from Mecca
    17. Tayif
    18. Wady Fatima
    Appendix to Volume 2.

  • Author

    Charles Montagu Doughty

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