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Travels in Arabia Deserta

Volume 2

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

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108009478

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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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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108009478
    • length: 712 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.03kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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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