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    Travels in Mesopotamia: With Researches on the Ruins of Nineveh, Babylon, and Other Ancient Cities (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration) (Paperback) By (author) James Silk Buckingham

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    DescriptionCornish-born writer, traveller and controversialist James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855) spent much of his early life as a sailor in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and went on to publish accounts of his extensive travels to India, Palestine and Persia. His criticisms of the East India Company and the Bengal government led to his expulsion from India in 1823. In the 1830s he became a Member of Parliament and campaigned for social reforms and for the promotion of the temperance movement. He founded several journals, including the periodical The Athenaeum, covering a wide range of topics from literature to popular science. This illustrated two-volume work, published in 1827, recounts Buckingham's journey through Mesopotamia, giving descriptions of its ancient sites and opinions of its modern inhabitants. In Volume 2, Buckingham continues his travels through Mesopotamia, from Sinjar in the north-west of the region to the city of Baghdad.

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    Travels in Mesopotamia
    With Researches on the Ruins of Nineveh, Babylon, and Other Ancient Cities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Silk Buckingham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 588
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    ISBN 13: 9781108042154
    ISBN 10: 1108042155

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: RGR, HBJF1, WTLC
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: DS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 956
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAM
    DC22: 935.02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAM
    DC23: 935.02
    Thema V1.0: NHG, RGR, WTLC
    Illustrations note
    15 b/w illus. 1 map
    Cambridge Library Collection
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    Publication date
    29 December 2011
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    Table of contents
    1. From the Plain of Sinjar, by Romoila, to Mousul; 2. Description of Mousul; 3. Visit to the ruins of Nineveh, and journey from Mousul to the River Lycus; 4. From Ain Koura, by the ancient Arbela, to Kerkook; 5. From Kerkook, by Kiffree, to Kara Tuppe, or the Black Hill; 6. From Kara Tuppe, by Delhi Abass, to Bagdad; 7. Description of Bagdad; 8. Excursion to Akkerkoof; 9. Journey from Bagdad to the ruins of Babylon; 10. Search after the walls of Babylon; 11. Visit to the Tower of Babel and Temple of Belus, or the Birs Nimrood; 12. Observations made at Bagdad; 13. Excursion to the ruins of Ctesiphon and Seleucia; 14. Further stay in Bagdad; Appendix; Index.