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    Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia: Including a Residence Among the Bakhtiyari and Other Wild Tribes Before the Discovery of Nineveh (Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology) (Paperback) By (author) Austen Henry Layard

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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 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.


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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: 534
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108043434
    ISBN 10: 1108043437
    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: NKD, RGR
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    2 b/w illus. 1 map
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    29 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    11. Arrival of the Matamet; 12. Mehemet Taki Khan leaves the mountains; 13. Discover a Bakhtiyari; 14. Interview with the Matamet; 15. Basra; 16. Leave Baghdad for Khuzistan; 17. Seyyid Abou'l-Hassan; 18. Renounce journey to India; 19. Arrive at Constantinople; 20. Reshid Pasha; Appendix; Index.