Travels in arabia deserta

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xrabia Book summary views reflect the number of visits to the book and chapter landing pages. Doughty while he was wandering around in the Middle East sometime in the s.

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An abridged version was arranged and introduced in by Edward Garnett, but the original version was reissued with a new introduction by Doughty and an introduction by T. The e-book copy I have appears to have been scanned in from an old hard copy of some kind, and some of the letters have not translated well.

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Charles Doughty's Travels in Arabia Deserta republished

He starts out by accompanying the pilgrims on their way to the Haj the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. It was his bible on Arabia -- "a bible of its kind" he says in his introduction -- and written, I hear, with the King James Bible in mind, or Spenser.

This article about a travel book is a stub. Cambridge University Press Online publication date: Charles Doughty spent two years among various nomad tribes and wrote in what would deserga the first comprehensive Western work on the geography of Arabia, in an attempt, as he says in the preface, to 'set forth faithfully some parcel of the soil of Arabia smelling of samn and camels'.

Travels in Arabia Deserta

So the first weird desert one deserya to cross in reading Doughty's book is his language. The book is filled with interesting tidbits of history, Middle Eastern folklore, and observations of the people he is with.

Close this message to accept cookies or find out how to manage your cookie settings. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. P4peter rated it it was amazing Xeserta 21, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Mar 08, Sam Schulman rated it it was amazing. An up-to-date edition of the book would be a wonderful thing, and given the current importance of the Arabs and afabia kin in the world might even generate some interest. Begining of my Second Arabian Adventure. To ask other readers questions about Travels in Arabia Deserta, Volume 1please sign up.

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View of volcanoes Nazarene houses The ancients of these. Donald O'Donovan rated it it was amazing Jun 08, A remarkable account by Charles Doughty of his travels inin the deserts of what is modern day Saudi Arabia. Note also that Doughty never disguises himself or presents himself as other than a despised Christian to his Arab hosts. Jun 07, Mark Heyne rated it really liked it Shelves: The e-pages did not match well with the hard-copy pages, so such headings as there were to indicate transitions of subject usually showed up at a different place from where the subject began.

Note also that Doughty never disguises himself or presents himself as other than Sharing Sam Schulman's review. December Print publication year: Lawrence had been instrumental in having the work reprinted, with his name ensuring Arabia Deserta reached a wider audience.

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Doughty had travelled in the Middle East and spent some time living with the Bedouin during the s. Open Preview See a Problem? Find out more about sending content to.

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