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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: 1919-01-01
    • Resource: - 254 pages
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    Across the border; Across the Border, or Pathan and Biloch is a work of ethnographic description by little-known English writer Edward Emmerson Oliver. It deals with the Afghan and Baluch tribes of the northwest frontier of British India bordering Afghanistan (in what is today Pakistan) and of Afghanistan itself. The book is in a long line of British writing about these territories going back to the foundational...
    • Contributor: Oliver, Edward Emmerson
    • Date: 1890-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    The romance of an eastern capital, LC copy lacks folded map. "List of authorities": p. [341]
    • Contributor: Bradley-Birt, F. B. (Francis Bradley)
    • Date: 1906-01-01
    • Resource: - 411 pages
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    A history of Ottoman poetry, Vol. 1 reprinted, 1958.
    • Contributor: Browne, Edward Granville - Gibb, Elias John Wilkinson
    • Date: 1900-01-01
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    Tales of travel, George Nathaniel Curzon (1859-1925) was a British politician, traveler, and writer who served as viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905 and foreign secretary from 1919 to 1924. As a young man he traveled extensively and wrote several travel books, or books that drew extensively on his travels, including Russia in Central Asia (1889), Persia and the Persian Question (1892), and Problems of the...
    • Contributor: Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel Curzon
    • Date: 1923-01-01
    • Resource: - 382 pages
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    To the Gold Coast for gold; a personal narrative,
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Cameron, Verney Lovett
    • Date: 1883-01-01
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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
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    The Ameer Abdur Rahman; Half-title: Public men of to-day
    • Contributor: Wheeler, Stephen
    • Date: 1895-01-01
    • Resource: - 259 pages
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    The Anzac book;
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    The commentary of Father Monserrate, S. J., on his journey to the court of Akbar. "The Latin text was published in 1914 by the Asiatic society of Bengal, in its Memoirs, vol. III, no. 9." Printed in India.
    • Contributor: Banerjee, S. N. - Monserrate, Antonio - Hoyland, John S. (John Somervell)
    • Date: 1922-01-01
    • Resource: - 302 pages
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    Causes of the Afghan war, Causes of the Afghan War is a compilation of documents assembled by the Afghan Committee of the British Parliament to examine the events leading up to the Second Anglo-Afghan War, which began in November 1878 and lasted until September 1880. The committee was comprised of members of Parliament from all parties who were critical of the secrecy with which the British government had initiated...
    • Contributor: Afghan Committee (Great Britain) - Afghan Committee
    • Date: 1879-01-01
    • Resource: - 380 pages
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    The inner life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land.
    • Contributor: Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1875-01-01
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    Kings of Arabia; the rise and set of the Turkish sovranty in the Arabian peninsula, Bibliography: p. 19.
    • Contributor: Jacob, Harold F. (Harold Fenton)
    • Date: 1923-01-01
    • Resource: - 344 pages
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    Journal of a diplomate's three years' residence in Persia. Edward Backhouse Eastwick (1814-83) was a British orientalist scholar and diplomat, best known for his translations of Persian literary classics. After being educated at Balliol and Merton colleges, Oxford, Eastwick went to India where he joined the Bombay infantry as a cadet. He soon moved over to the East India Company, and later to the British civil service, largely because of his proficiency in...
    • Contributor: Eastwick, Edward Backhouse
    • Date: 1864-01-01
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    Persia and the Persian question, George Nathaniel Curzon (1859-1925) was a British politician, traveler, and writer who served as viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905 and foreign secretary from 1919 to 1924. As a young man he traveled extensively and wrote several books that drew on his travels, including Russia in Central Asia (1889), Persia and the Persian Question (1892), and Problems of the Far East (1894). Persia...
    • Contributor: Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel Curzon
    • Date: 1892-01-01
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    Panama and the canal in picture and prose ... Published in 1913, Panama and the Canal in Picture and Prose is a comprehensive overview of Panama and the Panama Canal in the year before it was opened to commerce. Organized in 20 chapters, the book begins with an introductory chapter about Jamaica, "the front door to Panama." Chapters two through six give an overview of the history and geography of Panama. Chapter 15...
    • Contributor: Abbot, Willis John
    • Date: 1913
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    Ultima Thule; or, A summer in Iceland. "Catalogue-raisonné of modern travel in Iceland":v. 1, p. 235-260. Appendices: On sulphur in Iceland, by O. Henchel, Sir G. S. Mackenzie, Mr. C. Crowe ... Leasing contract. Sulphur in Sicily. Sulphur in Transylvania. Sulphur in Andaman Islands. Seen through the press by Högni Gunlögsen. cf. Pref.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Burton, Richard F[Rancis]
    • Date: 1875-01-01
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    The history of Arabia. The History of Arabia, Ancient and Modern is a two-volume study, first published in 1833, by the Scottish Presbyterian cleric and man of letters Andrew Crichton (1790-1855). In his preface, Crichton presents his book as a first effort to "connect the past with the illustrations of modern discovery so as to exhibit the whole in moderate compass," that is, in only two volumes. He...
    • Contributor: Crichton, Andrew
    • Date: 1838-01-01
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    The Bāz-nāma-yi Nāṣirī, a Persian treatise on falconry; The Bāz-nāma-yi Nāṣirī, a Persian Treatise on Falconry is a 19th century manual on the art and sport of hunting with raptors. The book is by Taymur Mirza (died 1874 or 1875; mirza means "prince" in Persian when it follows a personal name), a member of the Qajar dynasty (1785-1925) and grandson of Fath ʻAli Shah, Shah of Iran. The translator's introduction describes how...
    • Contributor: Ḥusām Al-Dawlah Tīmūr Mīrzā, 1874 - Phillott, D. C. (Douglas Craven) - Taymūr Mīrzā
    • Date: 1908-01-01
    • Resource: - 228 pages
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    Zanzibar: city, island, and coast. Includes bibliographical references.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis
    • Date: 1872-01-01
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    Goa and the Blue Mountains; or, Six months of sick leave.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Burton, Richard F[Rancis]
    • Date: 1851-01-01
    • Resource: - 396 pages
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    Narrative of a mission to Bokhara, in the years 1843-1845, to ascertain the fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly, In December 1838 Colonel Charles Stoddart arrived in Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan), where he had been sent on a mission by the British East India Company to try to arrange an alliance with the khanate against the Russian Empire, whose expansion into Central Asia was of concern to the British. The ruler of Bukhara, Nasrullah Khan (reigned 1827-60), had Stoddart imprisoned in a vermin-infested dungeon...
    • Contributor: Wolff, Joseph
    • Date: 1845-01-01
    • Resource: - 414 pages
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    Moslem Egypt and Christian Abyssinia; or, Military service under the khedive, in his provinces and beyond their borders, as experienced by the American staff. William McEntyre Dye (1831-99) was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, a former colonel in the United States Army, and a veteran of the American Civil War. In late 1873, Dye entered the service of Ismail Pasha, the khedive of Egypt and Sudan, who was recruiting, with the assistance of General William T. Sherman, American officers to serve as advisors in his...
    • Contributor: Dye, William McEntyre
    • Date: 1880-01-01
    • Resource: - 525 pages
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    A history of Persia, "List of authorities": v. 2, p. 541-547. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. digital files not viewed; td12 2013-8-27
    • Contributor: Sykes, Percy - Sykes, Percy Molesworth
    • Date: 1921-01-01
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