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Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia.Narrative of a Journey Overland from England, by the Continent of Europe, Egypt, and the Red Sea, to India 2 Volume Set: Including a Resid...

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First published in 1830, this pioneering work introduces readers to exotic locations and intriguing cultures.

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A pioneering piece of travel writing, widely acclaimed in its day, Anne Katharine Elwood's Narrative of a Journey Overland (1830) introduces readers to an array of exotic cultures. It covers Elwood's journey to Bombay via France, Italy and Egypt, and describes the customs, habits, castes and religions of Indian society.

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Volume 1: Preface; 1. Departure from England; 2. Aix aux Bains; 3. Turin; 4. Pisa; 5. Florence; 6. Sienna; 7. Rome; 8. Departure from Rome; 9. Naples; 10. Embarkation in steam-packet; 11. Sicilian Brigantino; 12. Malta; 13. Departure from Malta; 14. Franks at Alexandria; 15. Embarkation on the canal of Mahmoudieh; 16. Grand Cairo; 17. Arrival of Sir Hudson Lowe; 18. Pic-nic at the Pyramids; 19. Cangia; 20. Life on the Nile, and scenery; 21. Arrival at Thebes; 22. Biban Ool Moolk; 23. Memnonium; 24. Kenne; 25. Camseen; 26. Takhtrouan, or native litter; 27. Desert of the Thebaid; 28. Adel Cashia; 29. Cosseir; 30. Embarkation on the Red Sea; 31. Coast of the Hedjaz; 32. Djidda; 33. The George Cruttenden, a native vessel; 34. Hodeida; 35. Tournament at Hodeida; 36. Difficult return to the ship; 37. Straits of Bab-el-Mandeb; 38. Landing in Bombay; 39. Monsoon; 40. Pareil, the Government House; 41. Vegetable productions of Bombay; 42. Devastation caused by termites, or white ants; 43. House-rent at Bombay; 44. Cocoa-nut-day at Bombay. Volume 2: 45. Description of an Anglo-Indian Menage; 46. Lizards; 47. Religion of the Hindoos; 48. Ancient religion of the Hindoos; 49. Mythological personifications; 50. Various castes and sects at Bombay; 51. Gypsies perhaps derive their origin from exiled Parsees; 52. Description of the Island of Bombay; 53. Bombay society; 54. Seasons of India different from those in Europe; 55. Languages of India; 56. Pattemars; 57. State of Poorbunder; 58. District of Okamundel, inhabited by a wild race of men; 59. Bate; 60. Journey from Mandavie to Bhooj; 61. Province of Cutch; 62. Jharejahs first conquered by Sir William Keir; 63. Vale of Bhooj; 64. Visit to the Ranee of Cutch; 65. Climate of Cutch; 66. Arrival and adventures of Captain Doria; 67. Departure from Bhooj, and voyage to Surat; 68. Bheels and Coolies, the original inhabitants of Guzerat; 69. Difference between English and Indian travelling; 70. Spenser's Folly; 71. Excursion to the Island of Elephanta; 72. Departure from Bombay; 73. Ceylon; 74. Early Portuguese discoveries; 75. St. Helena; 76. Shops at St. James's Town; 77. Island of Ascension; Appendix.

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Titre: Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia.Narrative of a Journey Overland from England, by the Continent of Europe, Egypt, and the Red Sea, to India 2 Volume Set: Including a Residence There, and Voyage Home, in the Years 1825, 26, 27,
Sous-titre: Including a Residence There, Voyage Home, in Years 1825, 26, 27, 28
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Code EAN: 9781108019187
ISBN: 978-1-108-01918-7
Editeur: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Récits de voyage en général
nombre de pages: 875
Poids: 1130g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm x T49mm
Année: 2010

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