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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: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108066549

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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. Volume 2 is devoted to Syria. It looks in detail at the region's history, justice, trade and customs.

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    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108066549
    • length: 482 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
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    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.

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