Unexplored Syria 2 Volume Set: Visits to the Libanus, the Tulul El Safa, the Anti-Libanus, the Northern Libanus, and the 'Alah

Unexplored Syria 2 Volume Set: Visits to the Libanus, the Tulul El Safa, the Anti-Libanus, the Northern Libanus, and the 'Alah

Multiple copy pack Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia

By (author) Sir Richard Francis Burton, By (author) Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt Drake


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  • Format: Multiple copy pack | 802 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 218mm x 51mm | 1,089g
  • Publication date: 28 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108052045
  • ISBN 13: 9781108052047
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: 62 b/w illus. 2 maps
  • Sales rank: 1,709,582

Product description

After his diplomatic sojourn in Syria as consul in Damascus, Richard Francis Burton (1821-90) published, in 1872, this two-volume account of nineteenth-century Syria. It is the result of collaboration with several partners with specific expertise, primarily Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt Drake (1846-74) but also Burton's wife. Throughout his life Burton immersed himself in as many different cultures as possible. His natural aptitude for languages and disguise allowed him to frequently pass himself off as a native. The two years he was consul were eventful, including local uprisings, an assassination attempt and religious strife. This work reveals the unknown and extraordinary side of Syria, drawing on experiences of living and travelling in the country to explore the geography, natural history, politics and culture of remote provinces.

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Table of contents

Volume 1: Preface; General remarks; 1. Cartographic and other notes on the watershed of the Baalbak plain; 2. Preliminary tour in the Jebel Duruz Hauran; Appendix 1. Observations taken with aneroid and thermometer; Appendix 2. Proverbia Communia Syriaca; Appendix 3. On writing a roll of the law; Appendix 4. Notes on the Hamah Stones. Volume 2: 1. A reconnaissance of the Anti-Libanus; 2. Notes on the northern slopes of Lebanon; 3. An exploration of the Alah or 'highland' of Syria; Appendix 1. Anthropological collections from the Holy Land; Appendix 2. Suggestions of readings for the Greek inscriptions not in M. Waddington; Appendix 3. Plants from the Lebanon not in the British Museum Herbarium; Index.