Fran OIS P Tis de La Croix

Fran OIS P Tis de La Croix

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fran ois P tis de la Croix was a French orientalist. He was born in Paris, the son of the Arabic interpreter of the French court, and inherited this office at his father's death in 1695, afterwards transmitting it to his own son, Alexandre Louis Marie, who also distinguished himself in Oriental studies. At an early age, Fran ois was sent by Colbert to the East; during the ten years he spent in Syria, Persia and Turkey he mastered Arabic, Persian and Turkish, and collected rich materials for future writings. He served briefly as secretary to the French ambassador in Morocco, and was interpreter to the French forces sent against Algiers, contributing to the satisfactory settlement of the treaty of peace, which was drawn up by him in Turkish and ratified in 1684show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134921688
  • 9786134921688