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    DescriptionSir 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 two-volume work, 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. These included the mountain-dwelling Bakhtiyari, who were under threat from the Persian ruler. Volume 1 describes the ancient sites Layard visited at the start of his journey, his encounters with the authorities in several cities, the warm hospitality he experienced in the household of the Bakhtiyari chiefs, and their customs, including a lion hunt and recitations of poetry.


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    Title
    Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia
    Subtitle
    Including a Residence Among the Bakhtiyari and Other Wild Tribes Before the Discovery of Nineveh
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Austen Henry Layard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 516
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108043427
    ISBN 10: 1108043429
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: RGR, HDD
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003000, LCO000000
    LC classification: CC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1QDA
    DC22: 915
    DC23: 915.5044
    Thema V1.0: WTH, NK, NKD, RGR
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBA
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    1 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 2 maps
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    29 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    1. Introductory; 2. Leave Jerusalem; 3. Leave Petra; 4. The ruins of Ammon; 5. Mr. Consul Wherry; 6. Leave Baghdad; 7. Leave Hamadan; 8. Departure from Isfahan; 9. Excursion to Mal-emir; 10. Demands upon Mehemet Taki Khan.