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...A letter documenting the initial stages of Lady Hester Stanhope's well-chronicled sojourn east, while her plans were yet in their infancy, it relates her motives for departure, offering a programmatic rationale for her eventual residence...
...Contains only three documents: Letter from Admiral James Rowley to Sir Henry Frederick Bouverie, dated 23 March 1834; Details of the men, guns, etc. in the Egyptian Squadron, signed Patrick Campbell, dated 28 August 1834; and List of ships...
...Luigi Groto, known as Il Cieco d'Adria, the blind man of Adria, began giving public orations at the age of fourteen. He wrote poetry and plays and published an annotated edition of 'Boccaccio'. This oration was delivered on the occasion...
...An account of actions taken by combined forces of Christian powers to safeguard the coast of Sicily from aggression by North African pirates. This account presents the Spanish contribution, detailing how they equipped and manned two...
...European writings on the Ottoman Empire fall into two main categories. On the one hand the Turk was seen as the enemy and was feared accordingly, and on the other the Ottoman world inspired immense curiosity. The Arcadian Library is home...
...De La Croix was secretary to the French Embassy to the Porte in the later seventeenth century. He lived in the Levant from 1670 to 1680, and may have been a relative of the Petis de la Croix. The Memoires include an account of Nointel...