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Persian Days Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9781593336080
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2007
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
A fascinating travelogue through southern and central Iran, this early nineteenth-century account is written with wit and insight; the polymathic Copley Amory Jr. proves an able tour guide. The reader is taken from Tehran to Kerman and back, along a trail that highlights ancient sites of historical importance. Along the way, the culture of “tribes and tents” is described, as well as a plucky misadventure involving encounters with camel caravans and excessive automobile troubles. Written in a witty and engaging style, this account of a classic journey contains an education in the history and customs of a vanishing way of life.
Who Travels Sees More Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781842172735
Pub Date: 18 Jul 2007
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: ASTENE Publications
"Who lives sees much, who travels sees more" . The Arab proverb is an appropriate title for this latest collection of essays published by the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East on its tenth anniversary. The desire to see what lay beyond the familiar landscapes of home shaped the lives of all the travellers discussed here. Their backgrounds and training as artists of one sort or another mean that they responded to what they saw in visual ways - in many cases taking the revelations of their travels home with them to inspire their own work.
Winters in Algeria Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781593335991
Pub Date: 17 Jul 2007
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
In the 1870s, American painter Frederick Bridgman traveled from his home in Paris to Algiers. Although he traveled to paint, his journeys so impressed him that he produced a written account that appeared in “Harpers Monthly.” That account became the basis of this book. His travelogue describes the people and customs, the layout of the towns, the celebration of the Muslim religion, the black community in an Islamic context, and the legends of the people of historic Algeria.
Travel, Geography and Culture in Ancient Greece, Egypt and the Near East Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781842172490
Pub Date: 11 Jul 2007
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Leicester Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society
This collection of essays looks beyond the focus of existing works on ancient travel and its documentation, to examine its social and cultural implications. For travel (and the reasons behind it) offers a window on to many features of ancient societies - sense of place, perceptions of space, administration, relations with foreign powers, engagement with other cultures, and representation of homelands. Also of import is the study of ancient geographical knowledge, as well as ancient travel writing (an increasingly popular genre today), its popularity and purpose. All of the papers presented here show that ancient travel was considerably more widespread than is often assumed.
Adventures in Arabia Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781593335977
Pub Date: 24 May 2007
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
In this personal travelogue, William Seabrook chronicles his adventures in the Middle East in the early part of the twentieth century. Specifically he focuses on his time among four Arabic groups: the Bedouins, Druses, Dervishes, and Yezidees.

Travels and Discoveries in Palestine and Jordan

Travels and Discoveries in Palestine and Jordan

Format: 
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781593334802
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2006
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Theological Archive
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781593334819
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2006
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Theological Archive
This two-volume set gives a detailed and colorful account of Tristram's expeditions to examine the state of the Holy Land (Palestine and Jordan) during the second half of the nineteenth century. The first volume describes the historical land of Moab (Jordan), while the second volume covers the historical land of Israel (Palestine).

Travels and Discoveries in Palestine and Jordan

Travels and Discoveries in Palestine and Jordan

Format: 
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781593334819
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2006
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Theological Archive
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781593334802
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2006
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Theological Archive
This two-volume set gives a detailed and colorful account of Tristram's expeditions to examine the state of the Holy Land (Palestine and Jordan) during the second half of the nineteenth century. The first volume describes the historical land of Moab (Jordan), while the second volume covers the historical land of Israel (Palestine).
Egypt Travel Sketches from the Orient (Karl Ludwig Libay) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9788086277509
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2006
Imprint: Czech Institute of Egyptology
This is a modern edition of a richly illustrated travelogue of Austrian painter, Karl L Libay. He visited Egypt in the 1850s and there completed a remarkable set of aquarel paintings, later transposed into lithographs. The lithographs are accompanied with a text by a prominent Austrian scholar of that time, Alfred von Kremer, later the Austrian deputy in the powers' committee governing the Egyptian state debt in the late 1870s. The lively scenes are in part corresponding to the contemporary vogue represented, amongst others, by David Roberts, but in part they have an original setting and mise-en-scéne . The text is a unique testimony to the period's vision of Egypt, her history and especially her inhabitants. Some Oriental stereotypes are mixed with genuine scholarship; the text aimed in its time at a broad audience and the intent to attract various readers makes it fascinating reading even today. The book contains colour reproductions of the complete set of lithographs as once published in 1858, and the original German and French text by Kremer, accompanied by the English, Czech and Slovak translation and commentary.
Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780813123882
Pub Date: 04 Aug 2006
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
The Himalaya inspire the notion of Shangri-la and are world renowned for their exquisite mountain scenery and the ancient cultures that tenaciously inhabit this harsh and sublime landscape. Home to all fourteen of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, and some of its deepest gorges, the region is a trove of biological and cultural diversity. A sweeping overview of the geography, economics, politics, and culture of this spectacular region, the Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya is the first full-color, comprehensive atlas of contemporary land and life in the Earth's highest mountains. Drawing from the authors' twenty-five years of scholarship and personal experience in the region, the volume contains a stunning and unique collection of informative maps based on state-of-the-art cartography, exquisite photography, and compelling text to give accurate coverage of the Himalaya. The entire 2,700-kilometer length of the range is covered, from the Indus Valley in northern Pakistan and India, across Nepal and Bhutan, to the hidden realms of northeast India. With over 300 artfully produced four-color maps and photographs, the Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya is an indispensable reference and a superb collector's volume for anyone interested in the vast mountain panorama that is the Himalaya.

Eating as I Go

Scenes from America and Abroad
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780813191645
Pub Date: 21 Jul 2006
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
What do we learn from eating? About ourselves? Others? In this unique memoir, Doris Friedensohn takes eating as an occasion for inquiry. Munching on quesadillas and kimchi in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood, she reflects on the meanings of cultural inclusion and what it means to our diverse nation. Enjoying couscous in Tunisia and khatchapuri (cheese bread) in the Republic of Georgia, she explores the ways strangers maintain their differences and come together. Friedensohn's subjects range from Thanksgiving at a Middle Eastern restaurant to fried grasshoppers in Oaxaca. Her wry dramas of the dining room, restaurant, market, and kitchen ripple with geopolitical, economic, psychological, and spiritual tensions. Eating as I Go is Friedensohn's distinctive combination of memoir, traveler's tale, and cultural commentary.
Women Travellers in the Near East Cover
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781842171615
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2005
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: ASTENE Publications
Contents: Introduction ( Sarah Searight ); Travelling to post: Lady Liston, an ambassadress in Constantinople ( Deborah Manley ); Two feisty ladies in the Levant: Princess Caroline and Lady Craven ( Charles Plouviez ); Travels in the Slavonic provinces of Turkey-in-Europe: Miss Muir Mackenzie and Miss Irby ( Dorothy Anderson ); Three travellers in nineteenth-century Egypt: Sarah Belzoni, Amelia Edwards and Margaret Benson ( Megan Price ); Lucie Duff Gordon: a woman's perception of Egypt ( Sarah Searight ); Governess to the Grand Pasha of Egypt: Emmeline Lott ( Alix Wilkinson ); The unknown pilgrimage to Sinai ( Deborah Manley ); Archaeologists' wives as travel writers ( Elizabeth French ); Women's perceptions of, and perceptions of women in, Egypt's Eastern desert ( Janet Starkey ).
Under the Syrian Sun Cover Under the Syrian Sun Cover
Format: 
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781593331405
Pub Date: 25 Aug 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781593331412
Pub Date: 25 Aug 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Under the Syrian Sun is a fascinating travelogue of a journey to Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine during the nineteenth century, by a woman writer, A. Cunnick Inchbold. The two volumes include illustrations by the watercolorist Stanley Inchbold (born in London in 1856).
Under the Syrian Sun Cover Under the Syrian Sun Cover
Format: 
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781593331412
Pub Date: 25 Aug 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781593331405
Pub Date: 25 Aug 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Under the Syrian Sun is a fascinating travelogue of a journey to Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine during the nineteenth century, by a woman writer, A. Cunnick Inchbold. The two volumes include illustrations by the watercolorist Stanley Inchbold (born in London in 1856).
Amurath to Amurath: A Journey Along the Banks of the Euphrates Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 498
ISBN: 9781593331535
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Gertrude Bell, the well-known explorer and archaeologist, began her extensive travels in the Near East in 1892. In her trips, she surveyed and photographed the areas which she visited and investigated archeological sites.
Explorations in Bible Lands During the 19th Century Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 958
ISBN: 9781593331160
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
This book is a historical sketch of archaeological explorations of the biblical lands of Assyria, Babylonia, Palestine, Egypt, Arabia and Hittite areas. It conceives the resurrection of the principal ancient nations of Western Asia and Egypt. Contains nearly 200 illustrations and four maps.
Culinary Tourism Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780813122922
Pub Date: 26 Dec 2003
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Series: Material Worlds
Culinary Tourism is the first book to consider food as both a destination and a means for tourism. The book's contributors examine the many intersections of food, culture and tourism in public and commercial contexts, in private and domestic settings, and around the world. The contributors argue that the sensory experience of eating provides people with a unique means of communication. Editor Lucy explains how and why interest in foreign food is expanding tastes and leading to commercial profit in America, but the book also show how tourism combines personal experiences with cultural and social attitudes toward food and the circumstances for adventurous eating.