A Ride through Asia Minor and Armenia

A Ride through Asia Minor and Armenia : Giving a Sketch of the Characters, Manners, and Customs of Both the Mussulman and Christian Inhabitants

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Henry C. Barkley (c.1825-c.1895) was a civil engineer and author. His travel books included Between the Danube and the Black Sea (1876), which covers the five years in which he was working on the construction of a railway line linking the Danube and the Black Sea, and Bulgaria before the War (1877), written at the time of the Russo-Turkish war. (He also wrote a guide to rat-catching for public-school boys, and My Boyhood (1877), a collection of tales from his own childhood.) Published in 1891, this work recounts the author's adventures on a journey that took him in 1878 from Bucharest, through Istanbul, across Asia Minor and back to Trebizond (now Trabzon) on the Black Sea coast, a distance of 1400 miles, completed in 96 days. He describes with zest and humour the habits and customs of Christian and Muslim communities that he encounters on the way.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139096877
  • 9781139096874

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1. Bucharest; 2. Constantinople; 3. Hotel at Brusa; 4. The gallows-tree; 5. Zaptiehs; 6. Camels; 7. Circassians from Bulgaria; 8. Departure from Kimas; 9. Sand-grouse; 10. Angora; 11. Country houses; 12. Disobedient Yuzgat; 13. Kur-Shehr; 14. Sixty brothers; 15. Products of the district of Kaisarieh; 16. A highway to the east; 17. Adana; 18. Yilan Kale (Smoke Castle); 19. Up the Giaour Dagh; 20. American hospitality; 21. A trout stream; 22. Native visitors; 23. Camels at supper; 24. The Indian telegraph; 25. The Aleppo Button; 26. A good chausee; 27. Visitors; 28. Adepsis; 29. Erzingan; 30. The Trebizond Erzeroom Road.
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