Travels in Various Countries of the East

Travels in Various Countries of the East : Being a Continuation of Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey, Etc

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Robert Walpole (1781-1856), great-nephew and namesake of Britain's first prime minister, was a classical scholar and clergyman. After graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge, he visited Greece and the Middle East. In 1817 he published Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey (also reissued in this series), extracts from the unpublished papers of various travellers and antiquaries, and it was so well received that he produced this continuation in 1820. It consists of extracts from the unpublished papers of, among others, W. M. Leake and John Sibthorp, with descriptions of antiquities, and notes by the editor. The topics covered vary considerably and reflect the wide interests of contemporary educated gentlemen: they include travel journals, observations on natural history, inscriptions from Egyptian monuments discovered by Belzoni, and C. R. Cockerell's views on the Labyrinth of Minos. The book remains a rich source for scholars from a wide range of more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 b/w illus. 3 maps
  • 1139175718
  • 9781139175715

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Preface; 1. On the Tar Springs of Zante (communicated by Mr Hawkins); 2. Voyage in the Grecian Seas (from the papers of the late Dr Sibthorp); 3. Discovery of the remains of the Acropolis of Patmos (from the journals of Mr Whittington); 4. Second voyage in the Grecian Seas (from the papers of the late Dr Sibthorp); 5. Lemnos (from the journals of Dr Hunt); 6. Continuation of Sibthorp's journal; 7. Journal relating to parts of the ancient Elis, Arcadia, Argolis, Laconia, Messenia, and the islands on the western shores of Greece (from the same); 8. Journey from Constantinople through Asia Minor, in the year 1802 (from the papers of the late William George Browne, Esq.); 9. Miscellaneous remarks written at Constantinople, 1802 (from the papers of Mr Browne); 10. Biographical memoir of Mr Browne; 11. Letter from Mr Browne to the late Smithson Tennant, Esq., date Tabriz (on the frontiers of Persia), July 16 1813; 12. Prices of commodities at Smyrna in the years 1780, 1790, 1800, and 1812, procured by Mr Browne, at the desire of Mr Tennant; 13. Journey through some provinces of Asia Minor in the year 1800 (communicated by Lieut. Col. Leake); 14. Extracts from the journals of Dr Hume relating to parts of Cyprus; and a description of the Bay of Marmorice, on the coast of Caramania; 15. Remarks on the antient and modern geography of parts of Asia Minor (communicated by Col. Leake); 16. Some particulars respecting the police of Constantinople (communicated by Mr Hawkins); 17. An account of the discovery of a very antient temple on Mount Ocha, in Euboea (from the same); 18. Travels through part of the antient Coele Syria, and Syria Salutaris (from the papers of the late Lieut. Col. Squire); 19. Letter to the editor on a remarkable Egyptian bas-relief inscribed with Greek characters; together with a postscript, containing some observations upon other Egyptian antiquities, by Edward Daniel Clarke; 20. Journey from Suez to Mount Sinai (communicated by J. N. Fazakerley, Esq.); 21. On a law of custom which is peculiar to the islands of the archipelago (communicated by Mr Hawkins); 22. On the Labyrinth of Crete (communicated by Mr Cockerell); 23. On the sculptures of the Parthenon (communicated by Mr Wilkins); 24. Notice of some remarkable monuments of antiquity discovered on the site of the ancient Susa in Persia; 25. Remarks relating to the natural history of parts of European Turkey (from the journals of the late Dr Sibthorp); 26. The Arabic inscription discovered in the Pyramid of Chephrenes, by M. Belzoni, and a translation of the same by the Rev. S. Lee, Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge; 27. Account of a journey through part of Little Tartary, and of some Armenian, Greek, and Tartar settlements (from the journals of Mr Whittington); 28. On the site of Dodona (communicated by Mr Hawkins); 29. Letter from the Earl of Aberdeen to the editor, relating to some statements made by M. R. Rochette, in his late work on the authenticity of the inscriptions of Fourmont; 30. Inscriptions copied in various parts of Greece, and communicated by Lieut. Col. Leake; 31. Remarks on the preceding inscriptions by the editor; 32. Letter from Mr Cockerell to the editor respecting the very singular sepulchral monuments and inscriptions discovered by him on the southern coast of Asia Minor; 33. Remarks on the inscriptions discovered in Asia Minor by Colonel Leake, and Mr Cockerell (by the editor); 34. Inscriptions copied in different parts of Asia Minor, Greece, and Egypt, illustrated by the editor; more