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...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...
...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...
...The text of a lecture arguing that the influence of the high standard of scientific learning in Arabic Spain was fundamental to the subsequent revival of interest in science in Europe as a whole...
...Publication based on the findings of the author's journey to the Caucasus undertaken under the auspices of the "Ministère de l'instruction publique et des beaux arts" of France with the purpose of archaeological exploration. Comprises 2...
...One document: a list of four ships in the 'American Squadron' in the Mediterranean, 1836-1837...
...Written in French, with numerous words and brief passages in Arabic, this book is the report of a detailed ethnographic and sociological study, resulting from an expedition which departed in 1891. The expedition leader, Jules-Léon Dutreuil...
...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...
...Although he is now known above all for his depictions of Alpine scenery, Elijah Walton, who studied art in Birmingham and London, went to the Levant when he was in his late twenties and remained for almost two years in Egypt, Syria...
...Persian-language anatomy textbook of the Austrian physician Jakob Eduard Polak (1818–91), who played a major role in establishing modern Western medicine in Iran. Polak was hired to teach medicine and surgery at Dār al-fonun in Tehran...