First published in 1964. This book is concerned with impressions of Arabic culture on the British before the First World War. More particularly, it is concerned with three Victorian travellers, all of whom knew Arabic culture first hand through their travels in the Middle and Near East, and especially in Arabia, Arabic North Africa, and the seaboard of the eastern Mediterranean. This title will be of interest to students of history.
Preface; 1. Victorian Interest in the Arab World 2. Richard Francis Burton – Haji 3. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt – Sheikh 4. Charles Montagu Doughty – Nasrâny 5. Doughty, Blunt, and Burton; Notes; Index