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Unexplored Syria

Unexplored Syria
Visits to the Libanus, the Tulúl el Safá, the Anti-Libanus, the Northern Libanus, and the 'Aláh
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108052047

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  • After his diplomatic sojourn in Syria as consul in Damascus, Richard Francis Burton (1821–90) published, in 1872, this two-volume account of nineteenth-century Syria. It is the result of collaboration with several partners with specific expertise, primarily Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt Drake (1846–74) but also Burton's wife. Throughout his life Burton immersed himself in as many different cultures as possible. His natural aptitude for languages and disguise allowed him to frequently pass himself off as a native. The two years he was consul were eventful, including local uprisings, an assassination attempt and religious strife. This work reveals the unknown and extraordinary side of Syria, drawing on experiences of living and travelling in the country to explore the geography, natural history, politics and culture of remote provinces.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108052047
    • length: 802 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 48 mm
    • weight: 1.12kg
    • contains: 62 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    General remarks
    1. Cartographic and other notes on the watershed of the Baalbak plain
    2. Preliminary tour in the Jebel Duruz Hauran
    Appendix 1. Observations taken with aneroid and thermometer
    Appendix 2. Proverbia Communia Syriaca
    Appendix 3. On writing a roll of the law
    Appendix 4. Notes on the Hamah Stones. Volume 2:
    1. A reconnaissance of the Anti-Libanus
    2. Notes on the northern slopes of Lebanon
    3. An exploration of the Alah or 'highland' of Syria
    Appendix 1. Anthropological collections from the Holy Land
    Appendix 2. Suggestions of readings for the Greek inscriptions not in M. Waddington
    Appendix 3. Plants from the Lebanon not in the British Museum Herbarium

  • Authors

    Richard Francis Burton

    Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt Drake

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