The Ansayrii, (or Assassins, ); With Travels in the Further East, in 1850-51. Including a Visit to Ninevah

The Ansayrii, (or Assassins, ); With Travels in the Further East, in 1850-51. Including a Visit to Ninevah

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...it was called Ardzen or Arzen el Roum. It is now a Pashalic of the first class; the town has diminished greatly: thousands of the inhabitants accompanied the Russians when they retired after their occupation of it. The houses resemble those of many of the Erzeroum must always be of importance from its position. It is situated in an extensive and fertile plain, between thirty and forty miles in its extreme length, and from ten to twenty in its greatest breadth. It is watered by the Kara Su, or western branch of the Euphrates. On every side are found rich grain countries, and pastures in which horses, mules, and cattle in abundance are reared. Ezeroum commands the road to Persia, protects the approach to Constantinople, and is now the first important place in Turkey, whether entered by Georgia or Persia. As a Pashalik, it yields only in size to Bagdad. In the upper lands wheat yields six to eight fold, while in the lower, near the river, twelve to fifteen; and all the grain is particularly fine. PRESENT TOWN OP EEZEKOUM. 177 German villages, being frame-works of wood filled with mud. Here we enter the land of chimneys again, they have a northerly slope, so the prevailing wind would be south-easterly. The inhabitants are Armenian and Turk; the former are, most of them, strict adherents to their church, but the American missionaries are slowly, but surely, at work. Here, as in all Turkish towns, there are many waste spaces, otherwise Erzeroum is now again prospering; it enjoys a considerable transport trade with Persia by the road of Trebizond. The bazaars are large and good, containing chiefly English and Russian articles, and there are many khans of great size. These are low buildings, entirely roofed in, not open like those in a milder climate, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607333
  • 9781236607331