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    Ashmead-Bartlett's despatches from the Dardanelles. Portrait on cover.
    • Contributor: Ashmead-Bartlett, Ellis
    • Date: 1915
    • Resource: - 175 pages
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    First footsteps in East Africa, or, An exploration of Harar Appendices: 1. Diary and observations made by Lieutenant Speke, when attempting to reach the Wady Nogal -- 2. Grammatical outline and vocabulary of the Harari language -- 3. Meteorological observations in the cold season of 1854-5 / by Lieutenants Herne, Stroyan, and Burton -- 5. A condensed account of an attempt to reach Harar from Ankobar / [by William Barker] Includes index.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Barker, William C. - Speke, John Hanning - Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1894
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    Views of Kabul and environs from pictures taken by the photograph school of the Corps of Bengal Sappers and Miners.
    • Contributor: Thackeray, Edward Talbot - Thackeray, E. T. (Edward Talbot)
    • Date: 1881
    • Resource: - 178 pages
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    Topsy-turvy land; Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American missionary who became known as the "Apostle to Islam" for his strenuous if not always successful evangelization efforts in Islamic countries. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and the New Brunswick Seminary in New Jersey. In 1889 he and a classmate founded the American Arabian Mission, which later received sponsorship from the Reformed Church. The next year...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Samuel M.
    • Date: 1902
    • Resource: - 136 pages
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    Campaign of the Indus: in a series of letters from an officer of the Bombay division. Campaign of the Indus: In a Series of Letters from an Officer of the Bombay Division is a privately published collection of letters, written by Lieutenant T.W. Holdsworth between November 27, 1838, and April 21, 1840. Holdsworth's division was part of the Anglo-Indian force that invaded Afghanistan during the First Anglo-Afghan War of 1839-42. Most of the letters are addressed to Holdsworth's father, A.H....
    • Contributor: [Holdsworth, T. W. E.] - Holdsworth, Arthur Howe
    • Date: 1840
    • Resource: - 234 pages
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    Views in Affghaunistaun, &c. &c. &c. from sketches taken during the campaign of the Army of the Indus, Sir Keith Alexander Jackson was a captain in the Fourth Light Dragoons in the British army, part of the Anglo-Indian force that set out for Afghanistan from British India in December 1838, thereby precipitating the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42). The British objective was to drive the Afghan amir, Dost Mohammed Khan, from the throne and replace him with Shah Shujaʻ, who was seen as...
    • Contributor: Walton, Joseph Fowell - Jackson, Keith Alexander
    • Date: 1840
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    Arabia; the cradle of Islam; Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American Protestant missionary who lived for nine years in Bahrain and became a student of the Arab world and, especially, the Arabian Peninsula. Published in New York in 1900, Arabia: The Cradle of Islam contains detailed chapters on the geography of Arabia; the holy cities of Mecca and Medina; the Prophet Muhammad and the rise of Islam; the contemporary...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Samuel Marinus
    • Date: 1900
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    'Ventures among the Arabs in desert, tent and town; thirteen years of pioneer missionary life with the Ishma-elites of Moab, Edom and Arabia, Archibald Forder was an American missionary, born in 1863, who worked for 13 years in the Middle East, primarily in Al-Karak in Palestine, at that time part of the Ottoman Empire. 'Ventures among the Arabs is Forder's account of his work and travels in the region. Chapter 12 contains a summary overview of Arabia, with brief treatments of the geography, principal cities, government structures,...
    • Contributor: Forder, Archibald
    • Date: 1905
    • Resource: - 386 pages
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    Zigzag journeys in the camel country; Arabia in picture and story, Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American missionary who became known as the "Apostle to Islam" for his strenuous, if not always successful, evangelization efforts in Islamic countries. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and the New Brunswick Seminary in New Jersey. In 1889 he and a classmate founded the American Arabian Mission, which later received sponsorship from the Reformed Church, and the next...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Amy E. Wilkes - Zwemer, Samuel Marinus
    • Date: 1911
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    The present state of the West-Indies : containing an accurate description of what parts are possessed by the several powers in Europe : together with an authentick account of the first discoverers ... This book, published in London in 1778, is a succinct compilation of information about the West Indies, containing, as indicated by the lengthy subtitle, "an authentick account of the first discoverers of those islands, and the parts adjacent, their situation, extent, boundaries, soil, product, trade, commerce, inhabitants, strength, government, and religion: also their principal bays and harbours, the materials for which were collected on...
    • Contributor: Kitchin, Thomas - Pre- Imprint Collection (Library of Congress) - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1778
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    The revolt in Arabia, This historical booklet about the origins of the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I was written by Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (1857-1936), a Dutch professor who specialized in oriental languages and cultures and served as a colonial official in the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia). The booklet is a collection of newspaper articles by Hurgronje that appeared in the newspaper Nieuwe...
    • Contributor: Snouck Hurgronje, C. (Christiaan)
    • Date: 1917
    • Resource: - 76 pages
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    [Aviendo entendido la materia que se controvierte sobre si se deben fortificar la boca del Rio de la ensenada del Dariel, y el desembarcadero del Playon en el parage de los Cayos ...
    Binder's title: Forma de assegurar los puertos y poblaciones de todas las costas de las Indias | Text of second gathering begins: Aviendo prevenido en el papel antecedente la mejor forma de assegurar los puertos y poblaciones de todas las costas de las Indias | Facturias que dichas naciones tienen en las islas de Barlobento son como se sigue | A viendo entendido la materia que se controvierte ... | Habiendo entendido la materia que controvierte sobre si se deben fortificar la boca del río de la ensenada del Darién, y el desembarcadero del playón en el paraje de los cayos de las Cabezas, para estorbar a los piratas el poder pasar a las costas del Perú ... | Forma de assegurar los puertos y poblaciones de todas las costas de las Indias | Aviendo prevenido en el papel antecedente la mejor forma de assegurar los puertos y poblaciones de todas las costas de las Indias
    In the second half of the 17th century, rampant piracy threatened the economic and commercial interests of Spain in the West Indies. Piracy also introduced a complicating factor in the ongoing struggle among Spain, France, and England for preeminence in the Caribbean. This book, published around 1694, offers recommendations, apparently addressed by Governor Sebastien de Roteta of Trinidad to King Charles II, on fortifying...
    • Date: 1694
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    Tales of the Persian genii, Selected tales retold from: 1. Tales of the genii; or, The delightful lessons of Horam the son of Asmar, translated by J. Ridley. 2. The history of Farrukruz the favourite of fortune, retold from The delight of hearts, by Barkhurdár bin Mahmúd Turkman Faráhí, surnamed Mumtáz, which may be found in its English translation in W. A. Clouston's A group of Eastern romances and...
    • Contributor: Pogány, Willy - Olcott, Frances Jenkins
    • Date: 1919
    • Resource: - 254 pages
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    History of Seyd Said, sultan of Muscat; together with an account of the countries and people on the shores of the Persian gulf, particularly of the Wahabees. History of Seyd Said, Sultan of Muscat is the account by Italian traveler Vincenzo Maurizi of his residence in the Sultanate of Oman in the early 19th century. Maurizi's entertaining and informative narrative is recognized as the first European book devoted entirely to Oman. Using the writings of Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) for historical background, the author bases his account on observations made in Oman...
    • Contributor: Maurizi, Vincenzo
    • Date: 1819
    • Resource: - 200 pages
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    The countries and tribes of the Persian Gulf. The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf is a collection of the notes of S.B. Miles, longtime British official in the Persian Gulf generally and Oman in particular. They were compiled and published posthumously, first in 1919, and reprinted several times later. This account of Oman's political history is still widely consulted and quoted. Miles covers pre-Islamic history, pointing out that from the...
    • Contributor: Miles, Samuel Barrett
    • Date: 1919
    • Resource: - 671 pages
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    The preaching of Islam; a history of the propagation of the Muslim faith, The Preaching of Islam: A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith is an important early work by the British Orientalist and historian of Islamic art Sir Thomas Walker Arnold (1864-1930). Arnold was born in Devonport, Devon, England, and graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1888 he moved to British India, where he taught philosophy at the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (present-day Aligarh Muslim...
    • Contributor: Arnold, Thomas Walker
    • Date: 1913
    • Resource: - 482 pages
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    Through the Brazilian wilderness After failing to win a third term in the elections of 1912, former U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt planned a speaking trip to Argentina and Brazil and a cruise up the Amazon. The government of Brazil suggested that Roosevelt join the famous Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon in an expedition down the recently discovered River of Doubt. Roosevelt accepted the invitation and, accompanied by his son...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore
    • Date: 1914
    • Resource: - 516 pages
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    Klondike : the Chicago record's book for gold seekers. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 began in earnest within 18 months of a major gold strike on Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Canada. Tens of thousands of prospectors from around the world streamed north to Alaska and the Yukon in a feverish search for fortune. Klondike: The Chicago Record's Book for Gold Seekers was rushed into print...
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    A journal of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pacific Ocean, and in quest of a North-west passage between Asia & America, performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1779 : ... The American explorer and adventurer John Ledyard was born in Groton, Connecticut, in 1751. After studying briefly at Dartmouth College, he went to sea as a common sailor. He was forced to join the British Navy, and from June 1776 to October 1780 was a marine on Captain James Cook's third voyage to the Pacific. This book recounts his observations of Alaska, Kamchatka, southern...
    • Contributor: Ledyard, John - Jefferson Exhibit Collection (Library of Congress) - Oliver Wolcott Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1783
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    Annals of 'Oman, Annals of Oman to 1728 is a translation into English of the portions dealing with the history of Oman of a much longer work on Islamic history by Sihan ibn Saʻid al-Izkiwi entitled Kashf al-ghummah al-jāmiʻ li-akhbār al-ummah (Removing consternation: Compilation of the history of the nation). The work in its entirety covers seven volumes in the published edition. The translator is Charles Edward...
    • Contributor: Sirḥān Ibn Saʻīd Ibn Sirḥān. - Ross, Edward Charles
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 125 pages
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    Travels in Arabia, Travels in Arabia provides an overview, intended for a general audience, of the most important European travelers to Arabia in the 18th and 19th centuries. The book was compiled and written by Bayard Taylor (1825-78), an American poet, translator, and travel writer, and first published in 1872. Shown here is a slightly revised and updated edition, published in 1892. Following brief introductory chapters about...
    • Contributor: Taylor, Bayard - Stevens, Thomas
    • Date: 1892
    • Resource: - 338 pages
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    The oriental geography of Ebn Haukal, an Arabian traveller of the tenth century. Ascribed by Ouseley in his translation to Muḥammad ibn Ḥauḳal and by Sprenger in the catalogue of his manuscripts (no. 1) to Aḥmad ibn Sahl (Abü Zaid) al-Balkhī. In 921 al-Balkhī wrote a geographical work in which the maps were the important part. Ca. 951, al-Iṣṭakhrī wrote a revision of al-Balkhī's work, commonly known as the "Kitāb al-aḳāiīm," in which he extended the description...
    • Contributor: Ouseley, William - Iṣṭakhrī, Ibrāhīm Ibn Muḥammad - Muḥammad Ibn Ḥauḳal - Balkhī, Aḥmad Ibn Sahl
    • Date: 1800
    • Resource: - 376 pages
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    Arabia. Josiah Conder (1789-1855) was a British publisher and author who wrote or compiled 33 volumes of travel literature about nearly every region of the world, including the Middle East. Conder himself never traveled abroad and composed his works by drawing upon the writings of earlier scholars and explorers. As indicated in the subtitle, Conder organized his book on Arabia into sections. He begins by...
    • Contributor: Conder, Josiah
    • Date: 1833
    • Resource: - 380 pages