Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia: Volume 2

Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia: Volume 2

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Cornish-born writer, traveller and controversialist James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855) spent much of his early life as a sailor in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and went on to publish accounts of his extensive travels to India, Palestine and Persia. His criticisms of the East India Company and the Bengal government led to his expulsion from India in 1823. In the 1830s he became a Member of Parliament and campaigned for social reforms. He founded several journals, including the periodical The Athenaeum. This illustrated two-volume work, published in 1829 and reprinted here from its second edition of 1830, recounts Buckingham's journey through Assyria and Persia en route for India, giving vivid descriptions of its ancient sites and his views on the modern inhabitants of the region. In Volume 2 he travels from Shiraz down to Bushire on the Persian Gulf, a haunt of pirates, before sailing for Bombay from more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9 b/w illus.
  • 113916242X
  • 9781139162425

Table of contents

1. Stay at Shiraz, and visit to the principal places of that city; 2. From Shiraz, by Kotel Dokhter, to Kauzeroon; 3. Visit to the ruins of Shapoor, and journey from thence to Bushire; 4. Stay at Bushire - its town, port, commerce, and inhabitants; 5. Bussorah - the chief port of the Persian Gulf. Its population, commerce, and resources; 6. History of the Joassamee pirates, and their attacks on British ships; 7. Voyage from Bushire down the Persian Gulf - ruins of Ormuz; 8. Visit to Ras-el-Khyma - negotiation with the pirates - bombardment of the town; 9. Harbour and town of Muscat, and voyage from thence to Bombay; more