Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia

Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia : Including a Residence Among the Bakhtiyari and Other Wild Tribes Before the Discovery of Nineveh

US$47.99US$49.33

You save US$1.34

Free delivery worldwide

Available
Dispatched in 4 business days

When will my order arrive?

Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-94) was one of the leading British archaeologists of the Victorian period. His excavations at Nimrud and Nineveh led to important discoveries about ancient Mesopotamia, particularly about the Assyrian civilisation, and his popular books such as Nineveh and its Remains (1849) brought archaeology to a wide audience. This book, first published in 1887, tells the story of an 'adventurous journey' Layard had made over forty years earlier, in 1840-2. He learnt Arabic and Persian and travelled widely, even among tribal peoples notorious for their lawlessness. Volume 2 opens with Layard's account of attacks by the Persian military against his hosts, the mountain-dwelling Bakhtiyari tribe. It describes Layard's return journey through Basra and Baghdad to Constantinople, against a backdrop of civil unrest, feuds, kidnapping, theft and robbery, alternating with generous assistance. The book ends with Layard, undeterred by his experiences, planning his next archaeological excavations.

show more
  • Paperback | 534 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 589.67g
  • 29 Dec 2011
  • Cambridge Library Collection
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge
  • English
  • 2 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1108043437
  • 9781108043434

Other books in this category

Other people who viewed this bought: