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Sketches of Persia

Sketches of Persia
From the Journals of a Traveller in the East

Volume 1

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

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108028660

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  • Sketches of Persia, although published anonymously in 1827, is attributed to Sir John Malcolm (1769–1833). Malcolm was a diplomat and administrator in India: arriving at the age of fourteen in 1783 to work for the East India Company, he was known during his long career as 'Boy' Malcolm. He swiftly moved into more political and diplomatic roles. He became fluent in Persian and was despatched to Persia for part of his career, though he would eventually return to India and become Governor of Bombay (1827–1830). In Volume 1 of Sketches, Malcolm starts the journey from Bombay, sailing into the Persian Gulf, arriving at Abusheher, where he stays many weeks. From there his party moves inland into the mountains, and finally reaches Shiraz and then Persepolis. Throughout his journey, Malcolm fills this work with his observations about the people he meets, and recounts Persian folk stories and fables.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108028660
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Voyage from Bombay to the Persian Gulf
    2. Muscat
    3. The Persian Gulf and Abusheher
    4. Camp at Abusheher
    5. Hunting and hawking
    6. Elchee's lectures
    7. Mountaineers
    8. Principal characters of the Mission
    9. Importance of forms
    10. Fable of the two cats. Preamble to Persian treaty
    11. Shiraz
    12. Persian servants
    13. Travellers and antiquaries.

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    John Malcolm

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