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...The Arcadian Library, from its very inception, has always been more than a private collection. Its acquisition policy has always been secondary to its ethical mission—to facilitate peaceful dialogue between East and West. In a tense age...
...Lady Hester Stanhope, who arrived in Istanbul in 1810, perpetuated the tradition of the well-connected, pre-Victorian, aristocratic traveller, elevating the role to new levels of eccentricity. Stanhope’s unconventional life has been...
...Initially published for governmental use only, a prefaratory note states that this paper was prepared to summarize the geology of Mesopotamia and its borderlands, with particular attention to its mineral resources and likely industrial...
...The Canicularia is printed in Latin, with a significant amount of Greek and occasional phrases in Arabic and Hebrew. The Persian title of the appended work of Ulugh Beg is given as مواضع بعض كواكب مشهورة در طول و عرض (p.83). The Persian...
...Rare account of a diplomatic mission to the Ottoman court in 1622 led by the diplomat and politician Krzysztof Zbaraski, with a dedication to the Prince of Wisnicz and Zbaraz. Zbaraz in Galizien was part of the Kingdom of Poland...
...Purportedly an account of the damage suffered in Constantinople following the Lisbon earthquake of 1 November 1755, and then of a subsequent earthquake, which struck Constantinople the year after on 26 November at 11.45 in the morning...
...A long, informative letter to Sir Joseph Banks offering her expertise on Bedouin lifestyle gained from her notorious expedition into the desert with a tribe of Bedouin Arabs in January 1813, and detailing her experiences on this trip...
...An important group of twenty early Arabic fragmentary papyrus documents dating from the 8th-10th century and ranging in subject matter from religious quotations to medical advice, from traders' accounts to historical notes, and from...