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Notes on the Bedouins and Wahabys
Collected During His Travels in the East

Volume 1

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

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108022897

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  • John Lewis Burckhardt (1784–1817) was a Swiss explorer who is best remembered for his rediscovery of the ancient city of Petra, in Jordan. In 1809 he was commissioned by the African Association to discover the source of the River Niger. In preparation for this journey, for which he needed to pass as a Muslim, Burckhardt spent two years exploring and studying Arabic in Aleppo, before travelling widely in Arabia and Egypt. These volumes, first published in 1830, contain Burckhardt's description of Bedouin society and his history of the Wahhabi sect of Islam. He describes the different Bedouin tribes of Arabia and the Middle East and their political allegiances, and recounts in fascinating detail aspects of their society. He also narrates the history of the Wahhabi sect from its founding, and discusses its effect on the contemporary politics of the region. Volume 1 contains his description of the Bedouin.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108022897
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Account of the Bedouin Tribes:
    1. Classification of Bedouin tribes that inhabit the Syrian desert
    2. Sketches
    3. The tent, and its different parts
    4. Furniture of the tent, and various utensils
    5. Bedouin dress
    6. Arms of the Bedouin
    7. Diet of the Arabs
    8. Arts and industry
    9. Wealth and property of the Bedouins
    10. Sciences, music, and poetry of the Bedouins
    11. Feasts and rejoicings
    12. Diseases and cures
    13. Education
    14. Religious worship
    15. Matrimony and divorce
    16. Government and mode of judicature
    17. Warfare and predatory excursions
    18. Blood-revenge, or Thár
    19. Robbery and theft
    20. Hospitality of the Arabs
    21. Slaves and servants
    22. Moral character of the Bedouins
    23. Cattle of the Bedouins, and other animals of the desert
    24. Vegetation of the desert
    25. Winds
    26. Additional observations
    27. Dress of the Bedouins
    28. Arms
    29. Food and cookery
    30. Industry
    31. The Arabs' wealth
    32. Sciences, music, poetry, &c.
    33. The camel-driver's song
    34. Feasts and rejoicings
    35. Diseases
    36. Vaccination
    37. Customs relative to matrimony
    38. Divorces of the Bedouins
    39. Burial of the Bedouins
    40. Religious worship
    41. Government
    42. Warfare of the Bedouins
    43. Blood-revenge
    44. Robbery and thieving
    45. The traitor
    46. Dakheil, or protection
    47. Hospitality
    48. Domestic relations
    49. General character of the Bedouins
    50. Salutation
    51. Language
    52. Sagacity in tracing of footsteps, or Athr
    53. General reflections.

  • Author

    John Lewis Burckhardt

    Editor

    William Ouseley

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