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Travels in Palestine, through the Countries of Bashan and Gilead, East of the River Jordan

Travels in Palestine, through the Countries of Bashan and Gilead, East of the River Jordan
Including a Visit to the Cities of Geraza and Gamala, in the Decapolis


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108042178

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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 and for the promotion of the temperance movement. He founded several journals, including the periodical The Athenaeum, covering a wide range of topics from literature to popular science. In this work, first published in 1821, Buckingham describes his journey from Egypt by sea to Syria and then to Palestine. He ascended Mount Tabor and visited the Holy Sepulchre, but considered his experiences in Bashan and Gilead, east of the Jordan, to form the climax of his journey.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108042178
    • length: 606 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.43kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 5 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Voyage from Egypt to Syria
    2. Stay at Soor, the ancient Tyrus
    3. Journey from Soor to Acre
    4. Description of the town of Acre
    5. Journey from Acre to Nazareth
    6. Ascent of Mount Tabor
    7. Mount Carmel, Dora, and Caesarea
    8. By Joppa and Ramlah to Jerusalem
    9. Visit to Ramlah, and enquiries into its history
    10. Journey from Ramlah, through the mountains, to Jerusalem
    11. Visit to the Holy Places, chiefly without the walls of Jerusalem
    12. Excursion to Bethlehem, and the Cave of the Nativity
    13. Visit to the Cisterns of Solomon
    14. Examination of the interior of Jerusalem
    15. Visit to Calvary, and the Tomb of Christ
    16. Retrospective view of Jerusalem
    17. From Jerusalem to Jericho
    18. Passage of the Jordan
    19. Journey through the mountains of Gilead
    20. From the Arab camp to Jerash
    21. Ruins of the ancient Geraza
    22. From Soof to Oom Kais
    23. Ruins of the ancient Gamala
    24. From Oom Kais, across the Hieromax and Jordan, to Nazareth
    25. From Nazareth to Tiberias
    26. Journey along the Lake of Tiberias
    27. Description of the town of Tiberias
    28. By the Plain of Esdraelon to Jeneen and Sanhoor
    29. Shechem, or Neapolis, Mount Ebal, and Gerizim, and the Wells of Samaria
    30. Return from Nablous to Nazareth.

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