History of Seyd Said, Sultan of Muscat; Together with an Account of the Countries and People on the Shores of the Persian Gulf, Particularly of the Wa

History of Seyd Said, Sultan of Muscat; Together with an Account of the Countries and People on the Shores of the Persian Gulf, Particularly of the Wa

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...made a turn to the right, but when we reached the northern gate of the town, it was with great difliculty that we could persuade our friends to open it; and sometime elapsed before we found ourselves once more in safety within the walls. When the sun arose, the army of Matlak had disappeared, having retreated a distance of twenty. miles, although their loss could not have been great; not an individual of our men having even been wounded. The blockade of Burca being thus raised, we retired to Mascat, L which the hostile armyesoon approached;-and the Sultan shut himself up within the walls of his palace, -to oifer up prayers-to heaven, which alone seemed able to ward-ofl' the impending rum. Seyd Said obtains aid from the King of Persia, and gains an advantage over the Vaebi.--Is defeated.+ Matlak murdered by the Uabee, or Uebi.--Alliance with the Pascizi of Egypt. Success of Seyd Said.-Naval war with the Giovasseom. ABOUT this time, finding that the expectations which had led me to Mascit were not likely to be realized, and that the Sultan no longer listened to my advice with the' same attention as formerly, or treated me with the same regard, I left Arabia, and did not return till 1814.' "I was not, therefore, present at the events which took place in the interval, but shall relate them according to the best information it was in my power to obtain, after the most diligent inquiry.. In the end of the year 1811, Seyd Salem was 'despatched by his brother as envoy to the court of Teheran to obtain a succour of troops, and with the greater hope of success, as the Shah or Scia had been for some time engaged in hostilities against the Vaabi, on account of the pillage and massacre of several Persian caravans on their pilgrimage...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582055
  • 9781236582058