Travels in Southern Russia and the Crimea; Through Hungary, Wallachia, & Moldavia, During the Year 1837 Volume 2

Travels in Southern Russia and the Crimea; Through Hungary, Wallachia, & Moldavia, During the Year 1837 Volume 2

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...an artesian well, which will supersede the necessity of repairing the aqueducts in the new town. A considerable number of droschkies traverse the town at all hours. These vehicles are extremely fast, and may be hired at a moderate price. In the summer you ride in a droschki wrapped up in a cloak, which preserves you from the dust. In the winter, the mud holes occurring throughout the surface of the city, render the droschki indispensable. Public instruction is represented in this capital by a gymnasium, connected with the university of Odessa. In 1828, a Tatar normal school was established: it is intended to form teachers for the primary schools, and professors for the university colleges. The pupils in these schools are all sons of moullahs or effendis, the priests and literati of the Mussulman sect. The Turkish and Arabic languages, together with the Koran, are taught to these youths, and on leaving school they are required to devote six years to the service of the State. Let us add, that the couriers of the post-office arrive at Sympheropol twice a week. A communication is established by diligences with the two extreme points of the peninsula--Koslof to the west, and Kertch to the east. There is an annual ceremony also, which takes place on the 15th of October, and at which we were unable to be present, viz., the horse races--a useful institution in a country where the breed of horses, so remarkable for their peculiar qualities, should command the attention of the administration. A principal prize of 1,500 roubles, and a second prize of 500, are awarded to the winners. The entire elite of the Tatar population, all intrepid horsemen, assemble in crowds to these fetes, which are peculiarly congenial to the spirit of the nation. We have already...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236533771
  • 9781236533777