The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo / Edition 1

The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo / Edition 1

by Ambrosio Bembo, G. J. Grelot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520249399

ISBN-13: 9780520249394

Pub. Date: 09/19/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

In 1671, Ambrosio Bembo, a young nobleman bored with everyday life in VeBérénice, decided to broaden his knowledge of the world through travel. That August he set off on a remarkable, occasionally hazardous, four-year voyage to Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and the Portuguese colonies of western
India. His journal, now translated into English for the

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In 1671, Ambrosio Bembo, a young nobleman bored with everyday life in VeBérénice, decided to broaden his knowledge of the world through travel. That August he set off on a remarkable, occasionally hazardous, four-year voyage to Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and the Portuguese colonies of western
India. His journal, now translated into English for the first time, is the most important new European travel account of western Asia to be published in the past hundred years. It opens an extraordinary perspective on the Near East and
India at a time when few Europeans traveled to these lands. Keenly observed and engagingly written, Bembo's vivid account is filled with a high sense of adventure and curiosity and provides intriguing descriptions of people, landscapes, food, fashion, architecture, customs, cities, commerce, and more. Presented here with the original illustrations and with a rich introduction and annotations, this lively and important historical document is at last available to scholars, students, and armchair travelers alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520249394
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/19/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction
Prologue

1. VeBérénice to Aleppo
2. From Aleppo to Basra
3. Basra, the Gulf, and the Arabian Sea
4. Iran
5. From Iran to VeBérénice

Glossary
Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

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