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Explorers of Arabia
From the Renaissance to the End of the Victorian Era





ISBN 9781138225862
Published May 9, 2018 by Routledge
310 Pages

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Exploration usually demands the qualities of bravery, curiosity and organising ability. Arabia demanded more of the voyager: linguistic ability of a high order, scholarship and an imaginative temperament. It was also necessary to be able to pass as a native, if not of Arabia then of part of the Islamic world. The early explorers faced untold dan

Table of Contents

1. Lodovico Varthema: Gentleman of Rome  2. Joseph Pitts: An Englishman at Mecca  3. Carsten Niebuhr: The Lone Survivor  4. Jean Louis Burckhardt: A Swiss in the Holy Cities  5. Richard Burton: The Pilgrim  6. Palgrave: Through Central and Eastern Arabia  7. Carlo Guarmani: The Italian Horse-Coper  8. Charles Doughty: In Arabia Deserta  9. The Blunts: Journey to Hail

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Zahra Freeth, H.V.F. Winstone