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Persian Pictures: A Book of Travel


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

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108042031

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  • This book of 'Persian Pictures' is the first published work of Gertrude Bell (1868–1926), the celebrated traveller, archaeologist, Orientalist and supporter of Arab independence. She first visited Persia in 1892, when a relative by marriage was British minister there, and published her impressions in a series of essays in 1894. Her subjects range from Roman ruins to Ottoman graves to shopping in the bazaars, and from the bustling life of cities to the isolation of the desert. Having studied the Persian language in preparation for her journey, she was able to enter into the life of the country, and especially of its women, more deeply than a casual visitor, and indeed her second publication was a free-verse translation of the fourteenth-century poet Hafiz. Bell captures a sense of delight at a mysterious land still marked by the traces of many of the great civilisations of the past.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108042031
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. An eastern city
    2. The tower of silence
    3. In praise of gardens
    4. The king of merchants
    5. The Imam Hussein
    6. The shadow of death
    7. Dwellers in tents
    8. Three noble ladies
    9. The treasure of the king
    10. Sheikh Hassan
    11. A Persian host
    12. A stage and a half
    13. A bridle-path
    14. Two palaces
    15. The month of fasting
    16. Requiescant in pace
    17. The city of King Prusias
    18. Shops and shopkeepers
    19. A Murray of the first century
    20. Travelling companions.

  • Author

    Gertrude Bell

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