An account of the Arab tribes in the vicinity of Aden.
An Account of the Arab Tribes in the Vicinity of Aden is an ethnography prepared for use by the British administrators and army in the Aden Protectorate. It was first published in 1886. This edition of 1909 was "corrected and added to by various officers of the Aden Residency" until September 1907. The Aden Residency and the Aden Protectorate were not the same entities....
Note on the tribes of the Aden Protectorate.
Note on the Tribes of the Aden Protectorate is an annotated list of the Arab tribes and sub-tribes of the Aden Protectorate. The short monograph was prepared by a Captain Knapp of the Royal Artillery. It is undated, but based on internal evidence it can be surmised that it was compiled sometime before administrative functions were transferred from the government of India to the...
Journal of a march from Delhi to Peshâwur and from thence to Câbul,
Journal of a March from Delhi to Peshâwur and from Thence to Câbul is a firsthand account by a British officer, Lieutenant William Barr, of an operation led by Lieutenant Colonel Claude Martine Wade during the first year of the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42). The war began when the main Anglo-Indian force, the Army of the Indus, advanced toward Kabul through the Bolan Pass...
Monograph on the Aden Hinterland as touching the states of Dthala, Yafa, Alawi, etc.
Monograph on the Aden Hinterland is an intelligence report prepared in 1908 by a British army major, Harold Jacob (1866-1936), who was posted to the mountainous areas north of the port town of Aden. It is a richly detailed account of tribal life and practical politics. Jacob led the commission to demarcate the border between the Aden Protectorate and Ottoman Yemen. The detachment operated...
Jacob, H. F. - Jacob, Harold F. (Harold Fenton)
The postal issues of Hejaz, Jeddah and Nejd.
The Postal Issues of Hejaz, Jeddah and Nejd is a descriptive catalog of the postage stamps issued by the Arabian jurisdictions noted in the title. The work is generously provided with analytic photographs and engravings of calligraphic and ornamental detail, including overprints, misprints, variations in ornamental borders and calligraphy, paper, and perforation, and notes on forgeries. According to the author, the stamps were designed...
Memoirs of the revolution in Bengal, anno Dom. 1757 :
This work by William Watts (active 1737-58) is an account of the Battle of Plassey, which took place on June 23, 1757, near the village of Pâlāshir, some 150 kilometers north of Calcutta (present-day Kolkata). In this decisive encounter, the forces of the British East India Company, under Robert Clive, defeated Siraj Ud Daulah, the last independent Nawab of Bengal. The British victory and...
Watts, William - Miscellaneous Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress) - Campbell, John
Энциклопедическій словарь /
The Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary was published in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1890-1907 by Brockhaus-Efron, a joint venture of the Saint Petersburg printer I.A. Efron and the F.A. Brockhaus publishing company of Leipzig, Germany. In 86 volumes, the work contains 121,240 articles, 7,800 images, and 235 maps. The encyclopedia was patterned on the famous Brockhaus Enzyklopädie that was published by Brockhaus in Germany...
Andreevskīĭ, I. E. - Ėfron, I. A. - Shevi︠a︡kov, V. T. (Vladimir Timofeevich) - Brockhaus, F. A. (Friedrich Arnold) - Petrushevskīĭ, Ḟ. Ḟ. (Ḟedor Ḟomich) - Yudin Collection (Library of Congress) - Bachinskīĭ, Vasilīĭ Filaretovich - Arsenʹev, K. K. (Konstantin Konstantinovich)
La région du Tchad et du Oudaï; études ethnographiques, dialecte Toubou.
Henri Carbou was a French colonial official and ethnographer who undertook pioneering studies of the peoples of Chad and Sudan and their languages. The groups discussed in this two-volume work include the Kanembou, the Toubou, the Ouaddai, the Arabs, and many others. Carbou's sources included his own observations, works by Arab writers, and earlier works by Europeans, including the two great German explorers of...
Annual Description based on: 1861; title from cover. Latest issue consulted: 1868.
Afghanistan, 1879-80 is an album of rare historical photographs depicting people and places associated with the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80). The war began in November 1878 when Great Britain, fearful of what it saw as growing Russian influence in Afghanistan, invaded the country from British India. The first phase of the war ended in May 1879 with the Treaty of Gandamak, which permitted the...
Félix Houphouët-Boigny (1905-93) was the first president of Côte d'Ivoire. He gave this speech shortly before a September 1958 referendum on the future of French West Africa. Houphouët-Boigny outlined the country's path to independence, but also called for the preservation of strong ties with France, within a new French Community. Côte d'Ivoire became a de facto French protectorate under a series of treaties concluded...
Ghana : one year old : a first independence anniversary review
This pamphlet recaptures the main events of the first year of Ghana's history as an independent country. It features texts on politics by the prime minister and the leader of the opposition, a political year in review, and greetings from foreign leaders. Also included are articles on the arts, sports, education, science, and agriculture of the country, as well as stories about Ghana's role...