A Year Amongst the Persians

Impressions as to the Life, Character, & Thought of the People of Persia, Received During Twelve Months' Residence in that Country in the Years 1887-1888
Author: Edward Granville Browne
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Iran
Page: 650
View: 1176

A Year Amongst the Persians

Author: N.A
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781440045844
Page: N.A
View: 8221

Year Amongst The Persians

Author: Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136183965
Category: Social Science
Page: 678
View: 6167
First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

From Empire to Orient

Travellers to the Middle East 1830-1926
Author: Geoffrey Nash
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850437673
Category: History
Page: 252
View: 5664
From Empire to Orient offers an alternative perspective on Britain's late imperial period by looking at the lives and the writings of the men who chose to defy the conventional social and political attitudes of the British ruling classes towards the Near East. Between the Greek revolt in 1830 and the fall of the Caliphate in 1924 a different kind of voice was heard that was both anti-Imperialist and pro-Islamic. Geoffrey Nash places David Urquhart's passionate belief in the ideal of municipal government in Turkey, W.S. Blunt's enthusiasm for the Egyptian reformers of the Azhar and Marmaduke Pickthall's advocacy of the cause of the Young Turks into their political and historical context and into the context of their writings.

A Year Amongst the Persians; Impressions As to the Life, Character, and Thought of the People of Persia, Received During Twelve Months' Residence in Tha

Author: Edward Granville Browne
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230255224
Page: 212
View: 6110
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII AMONGST THE KALANDARS "How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream, With half-shut eyes ever to seem Falling asleep in a half-dream! To dream and dream, like yonder amber light, Which will not leave the myrrh-bush'on the height; To hear each other's whisper'd speech; Eating the Lotos day by day, To lend oar hearts and spirits wholly To the influence of mild-minded melancholy." Tunrooir. 1 Tu va mulk ti jdh-i-Sikandari, man u rasm u rdh-i-Kolandari; Agar dn khush-ast, tti dar khuri; va gar in bad-ast, mora sazd." Sikandar's pomp and display be thine, the Kalandar's habit and way be mine; That, if it please thee, I resign; while this, though bad, is enough for me." (Kurratu'l-'Ayn). This was how it came about. Ou the afternoon of this notable day, about four hours before sunset, I went into the town to pay some visits, leaving Sheykh Ibrahim asleep in the garden. I first went to see the Frenchmen, about whose health I had heard disquieting reports, which, fortunately, turned out to be exaggerated. Having remained with them for rather more than half an hour, I proceeded to the house of the young artillery officer whose acquaintance I had made through the Sheykh of Kum. While I was sitting there conversing with him, and watching the grotesque antics of a large tame monkey (antar) which he kept as a pet, I first became conscious of an uneasy sensation in my eye. My host, too, noticed that it appeared inflamed, and bade one of his servants bring a bowl of iced water that I might bathe it. So far from deriving any benefit from this treatment, however, it rapidly grew worse, so that, on my return to the garden, I was in considerable pain. Now Usta Akbar, the pea-parcher, whenever I urged him to tell me more about the Bab and his...

Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesiger

An Anthology
Author: Geoffrey P. Nash
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9780857288783
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 318
View: 9594
An invaluable compendium of writing on the Middle East including extracts from canonical and less well known travellers' works.

Persia and the Victorians (RLE Iran A)

Author: Marzieh Gail
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136841482
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
View: 7031
The impact of Persian life and literature upon Victorian England was tremendous. It found its public demonstration in the visit of the Shah, but the number of men of letters who turned to the Persian classics for inspiration were as numerous as they were great: William Jones, Charles Murray, Edward Browne, George Borrow, Richard Burton, Edward Palmer and, of course, Fitzgerald, translator of the Rubaiyat.

Der Medicus

Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641119200
Category: Fiction
Page: 864
View: 4030
Der Waisenjunge Rob findet bei einem Bader Schutz und wird sein gelehriger Schüler. Nach dem Tod seines Meisters bricht er nach Persien auf, denn dort, im fernen Isfahan, lehrt Avicenna, der berühmteste aller Ärzte. Rob trotzt mutig den Gefahren seiner weiten Reise, Hunger, Pest und den Überfällen religiöser Fanatiker. Unbeirrt folgt er seiner Berufung als Arzt und Heiler.

A Persian Anthology (RLE Iran B)

Being Translations from the Persian
Author: Edward Granville Browne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136840915
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
View: 1270
This volume contains thirty-five translations of Persian poetry, arranged in five groups as well as two examples of prose translations from Arabic, which offer examples of ‘rhymed prose’ of which the earliest examples are to be found in the Koran. To help the reader, a substantial introduction on Persian poetry is included, as well as a personal memoir of the author by J B Atkins.

Islam in India

Author: Jaffur Shurreef,Gerhard Andreas Herklots
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788171568062
Category: Islam
Page: 374
View: 3885
When The British Began Their Rule In India The Muslims Had Been In Power For Several Centuries. Yet Their Customs Were Strange To The Newcomers And Differed Also From Those Of The Mohammedans They Had Met Further West. The New Wielders Of Power, Many Of Them Earnest Young Men Straight From England, Required Some Knowledge Of The People They Were To Govern.G.A. Herklots Was Greatly Interested In The Customs And Religions Of India, And Began To Collect Material For A Book Of His Own. Then He Met Ja Far Sharif, And Pursuaded Him To Write The Book In The Dakkhini Language. In 1832 He Was Able To Publish A Translation Of The Work.The Present Edition Was Enlarged, Extensively Edited And Reassembled By William Crooke. Thus It Is Now A Very Readable Account Of The Beliefs And Practices Of The Muslims Of Both The Shi A And The Sunni Sect That Were Prevalent In India In The Eighteenth Century, With A Modern Explanation And Background Bringing It Up To Date.

Oriental Essays

Author: A.J Arberry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136777415
Category: HISTORY
Page: 220
View: 2458
In this book Professor Arberry describes the lives and labours of six great scholars - Simon Ockley, Sir William Jones, E. W. Lane, E. H. Palmer, E.G. Browne and R. A Nicholson - men who were devoted to building a bridge between the peoples of Europe and Asia. To these biographical essays, Arberry has appended a fragment of candid autobiography and an eloquent plea for the further encouragement of Oriental studies.

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Mss. Belonging to the Late E. G. Browne

Author: E. G. Browne,Reynold A. Nicholson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521043433
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 325
View: 1024
468 manuscripts, classified, with an English alphabetical index and a title index in Arabic characters.

Taken for Wonder

Nineteenth-Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe
Author: Naghmeh Sohrabi
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199829705
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 179
View: 3564
'Taken for Wonder' focuses on 19th-century travelogues authored by Iranians in Europe and argues for a methodological shift in the way scholars interpret travel writing.

Studies in Turkic and Mongolic Linguistics

Author: Gerard Clauson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134430124
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 312
View: 7880
This book, now back in print having been unavailable for many years, is one of the most important contributions to Turkic and Mongolic linguistics, and to the contentious 'Altaic theory'. Proponents of the theory hold that Turkish is part of the Altaic family, and that Turkish accordingly exists in parallel with Mongolic and Tungusic-Manchu. Whatever the truth of this theory, Gerard Clauson's erudite and vigorously expressed views, based as they were on a remarkable knowledge of the lexicon of the Altaic languages and his outstanding work in the field of Turkish lexicography, continues to command respect and deserve attention.

Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law

Author: Ijnās Jūldtsīhar,Ignác Goldziher,Andras Hamori
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691100999
Category: Religion
Page: 302
View: 1698
Translation of six lectures on the following aspects of Muslim religion and culture: Mohammed and the Qur'an; the holy law of Islam; the principles of Muslim theology; asceticism and Sufism; Islamic sects; and developments in modern times.

Island Nights' Entertainments

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317846389
Category: Social Science
Page: 290
View: 4333
First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Travels China, Japan & Java

Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317949536
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 2196
First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Fire, the Star and the Cross

Minority Religions in Medieval and Early Modern Iran
Author: Aptin Khanbaghi
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857733052
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 9598
Contemporary political events have generated a strong interest in minorities in the Middle East. Although today the region is mostly identified with Islam, it has been home to many other great cultures, and the civilization of the Islamic world is itself indebted to the various peoples that the Arabs subdued in the 7th and 8th centuries. Far from fading away after the Arab conquest, the inhabitants of the Iranian plateau and of Mesopotamia were central players in the lives of their regions. However, the magnitude of their contribution to the emergence of the early Islamic world has hitherto been neglected. In this fascinating and groundbreaking study, Khanbaghi offers a comprehensive discussion of those groups that resisted assimilation to the new Islamic order yet continued to participate actively in the socio-political life of their homeland. He concentrates on Iran, which due to its complex religious history offers unique opportunities for the study of non-Muslim communities, specifically of Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians. Aptin Khanbaghi has written an important and fascinating book which aims to present a thorough evaluation of the historical contributions made by religious minorities – Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians – to the societal and cultural physiognomy of the lands of Iran in pre-modern and early modern times. His general perspective and his broad treatment of the topic are quite new, while his use of sources and of the secondary literature is genuinely impressive. The Fire, the Star and the Cross makes a very significant and original contribution to our knowledge and understanding of Iranian history and civilization during an era when the foundations were laid for the emerging modern Iranian state.’ BERT G FRAGNER, Director of the Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Oil in Their Blood

Author: Herman K. Trabish
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411676556
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
View: 9934
This historical novel is a matriarch's remembrance of two oil industry families over three generations: In Pennsylvania, as the Civil War ends, oil industry pioneers fight to control the commodity, own the infrastructure and win the wealth; in the 1890s New York City of the Standard Oil barons, the second generation fights corruption and suffers romantic tragedy as the trade goes global; and, caught in the terrible horrors of World War I, the third generation learns what mature love--and oil--really mean to the emerging modern world. In lean, muscular prose and through relentless storytelling, the book (the first in a multivolume saga of oil's history) is a tour of the world's first oil producing regions, from Pennsylvania to Baku to Mesopotamia to Indonesia to Persia to Romania. It weaves hard fact with adventure, romance and melodrama to explore the metaphysical and stark cold truths about love, family, oil and our addiction to it.