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Travels and Researches in Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Chaldea, and Armenia

Travels and Researches in Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Chaldea, and Armenia
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  • Date Published: June 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108081009

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  • The surgeon William Ainsworth (1807–96) acted as the geologist of the 1835 Euphrates Expedition, his account of which is also reissued in this series. Great interest was aroused by the scientific and archaeological findings of that journey, and the Royal Geographical Society helped to fund a further expedition, ostensibly to make contact with the Nestorian Christians of the region, but covertly to make further mineralogical investigations. Ainsworth was the leader of the expedition, and his two-volume account was published in 1842. Starting from Istanbul in 1839, he took a route through Asia Minor, northern Syria, Kurdistan, Persia and Armenia, returning to Istanbul in 1840. The expedition was not regarded as a success, as Ainsworth had massively overspent the budget originally allotted by the sponsors, and his secret activities were discovered by the Ottoman authorities, but the work remains a vivid account of the area.

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    • Date Published: June 2016
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108081009
    • length: 806 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 141 x 47 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    1. Suburb of Constantinople
    2. Ismid
    3. The hero's stone
    4. The hollow rock
    5. Upland of Iflani
    6. Virgin's castle
    7. Town of Osmanjik
    8. Town of Changri
    9. A French instructor of cavalry
    10. Quit Angora
    11. Deserted mines and foxes
    12. Utch Ayak
    13. Christians of Nev Shehr
    14. Koch Hisar
    15. Iron village
    16. Kaiseriyeh
    17. Viran Shehr
    18. Start from Derendah
    19. Passage of the Taurus
    20. Vale of Gergen Kafehsi
    21. Retrospective
    22. Town of Birehjik
    23. Prisoners of water
    24. Position of the Turks turned by the enemy
    25. Line of retreat. Volume 2:
    26. Roads rendered dangerous by the revolted Kurds
    27. Journey from Sivas to Tokat
    28. Start from Amasiyeh
    29. Delay at Constantinople
    30. Seyyid el Ghazi
    31. Misis, ancient Mopsuestia
    32. Journey across northern Mesopotamia
    33. City of Mosul
    34. Start for Al Hadhr
    35. Reception by the Shammar Arabs
    36. Start for Kurdistan
    37. Fortress of Amadiyeh
    38. Approach to the Tiyari country
    39. Berdizawi
    40. The Chaldeans as a nation
    41. Chaldeans not papists
    42. Start from Julamerik
    43. Start from Urimiyeh
    44. Town of Rowandiz
    45. Chaldean village of Al Kosh
    46. Castle of Konakti
    47. Collision with the Kurds
    48. Armenians of the district of Mush
    49. City of Erzrum.

  • Author

    William F. Ainsworth

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