Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia: Volume 1

Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia: Volume 1 : With Some Account of their Antiquities and Geology

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The diplomat and M.P. William Hamilton (1805-67) was also a keen geologist and a protege of Sir Roderick Murchison. In 1835 he set off with a companion for the eastern Mediterranean, visiting the Ionian Islands, the Bosphorus and the volcanic area called the Katakekaumene. Hamilton then continued alone on horseback through Armenia and Asia Minor before returning to Smyrna (Izmir). Having already published some of his notes as papers for the Geological Society, he published this two-volume account in 1842. The work was praised by Alexander von Humboldt, and in 1843 it won Hamilton the founder's medal of the Royal Geographical Society (of which he was one of the secretaries from 1832 to 1854). Volume 1 describes Hamilton's outward journey to Smyrna, and the archaeological sites, geological features, landscapes and people he observed on a long series of excursions across Anatolia, as far as Trebizond and Erzurum.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1139162659
  • 9781139162654

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Journey through France and Italy; 2. Leave Trieste; 3. Leave Patras; 4. Smyrna and its environs; 5. Leave Constantinople; 6. Ruins of Hadriani; 7. Ruins of Azani; 8. Plain of Ushak; 9. Goebek; 10. Leave Koula; 11. Bournoubat; 12. Neighbourhood of Erzeroum; 13. Leave Anni; 14. Ispir; 15. Leave Trebizond; 16. Voyage from Tireboli to Kerasunt; 17. Leave Unieh; 18. Wealth of Osman Pacha; 19. Leave Sinope; 20. Leave Vizir Keupri; 21. Leave Tocat; 22. Leave Amasia; 23. Return from Boghaz Kieui to Yeuzgatt; 24. Angora; 25. Leave Angora; 26. Leave Hamza Hadji; 27. Leave Afiom Kara Hissar; 28. Ruins of Sagalassus; 29. Leave Deenair; 30. Leave Denizli.
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