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Twelve Days in Persia

Author : Vita Sackville-West
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A year after Vita Sackville-West first travelled to Iran - a journey described in the classic Passenger to Teheran - she returned to the land that had so captured her imagination. For twelve days, with her husband and three friends, she embarked on a difficult and often dangerous journey through the rugged and wildly-beautiful Bakhtiari Mountains of south-western Iran. It was a landscape that affected Sackville-West profoundly, inspiring what is arguably some of her most lyrical prose; in the same year she wrote her acclaimed poem, The Land. Interwoven with her magical descriptions of the landscape, she also wrote of her encounters with the Bakhtiari tribe as they embarked on their epic annual migration. The way of life of the Bakhtiari, a people claiming descent from Fereydun, hero of the Shahnameh, has now all but disappeared, the result of persecution by Reza Shah and the encroachments and temptations of modernity. Sackville-West's descriptions of their everyday life are thus a valuable and illuminating portrayal a vanished world. A book that reveals as much about its author as the country through which she travelled, Twelve Days in Persia is a classic of travel writing on Iran and a must-have for all Bloomsbury devotees.

Correspondence Respecting Relations with Persia

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Persia

Author : James Bassett
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The Travels of Marco Polo for Boys and Girls

Author : Marco Polo
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Caravan Journeys and Wanderings in Persia Afghanistan Turkistan And Beloochistan

Author : J. P. Ferrier
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History of the Mongols The Mongols of Persia

Author : Sir Henry Hoyle Howorth
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We are told the wives, daughters, granddaughters, and the sons of Kuchum, named Asmanak, Shaim, Babaja, Kumush, and Mollah, entered the city riding in beautiful sledges, the women dressed in pelisses made of velvet, satin, and cloth of gold, and decorated with gold and silver embroidery and with lace; the Tzarevitches in long red robes, trimmed with rare furs. They were preceded and followed by a number of the feudal soldiery I have called Bayard-followers, dressed in sable pelisses. The streets were filled with crowds of people. --from "Kuchum Khan" This 1876 work is a comprehensive history of the nomad tribes who dominated Central Asia during the early centuries of the last millennium, and of their great rulers: the khans. Drawing firsthand on numerous scholarly sources and full of illustrative detail and entertaining anecdotes, this remains a vital reference on a civilization now lost to time. The final volume of this three-volume work, covers in detail the fall of the khans to Russia domination in the 15th century, and follows the disappearance of Mongol influence into the 19th century. British ethnologist and historian SIR HENRY HOYLE HOWORTH (1842-1923) served as president of the Royal Archaeological Institute, and is the author of Glacial Nightmare and the Flood (1893) and Methods of Archaeological Research (1896), among other works.

The Travels of Ludovico Di Varthema in Egypt Syria Arabia Deserta and Arabia Felix in Persia India and Ethiopia A D 1503 to 1508

Author : Lodovico de Varthema
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The Travels of Ludovico Di Varthema in Egypt Syria Arabia Deserta and Felix in Persia India and Ethiopia A D 1503 to 1508

Author : Lodovico “de” Varthema
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The Ancient History of the Egyptians Assyrians Chaldeans Medes Persians Macedonians the Selucidae in Syria Parthians

Author : Charles Rollin
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Handbook for Travellers in Asia Minor Transcaucasia Persia Etc

Author : John Murray (Firm)
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The Travels of Marco Polo

Author : Marco Polo
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The Travels of Marco Polo the Venetian

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Oriental Religions and Their Relation to Universal Religion Persia

Author : Samuel Johnson
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Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Sufism in the Secret History of Persia

Author : Milad Milani
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Sufism formed one of the cultures of resistance which has existed in the social fabric of Persia since antiquity. Such resistance continues to manifest itself today with many looking to Sufism as a model of cooperation between East and West, between traditional and modern. 'Sufism in the Secret History of Persia' explores the place of Sufi mysticism in Iran's intellectual and spiritual consciousness through traditional and contemporary Sufi thinkers and writers. Sufism in the Secret History of Persia examines the current of spirituality which extends from the old Iranian worship of Mithra to modern Islam. This current always contains elements of gnosis and inner knowing, but has often provided impetus for socio-political resistance. The study describes how these persisting pre-Islamic cultural and socio-religious elements have secretly challenged Muslim orthodoxies and continue to shape the nature and orientation of contemporary Sufism.

Hints for Residents and Travellers in Persia

Author : Anthony Richard Neligan
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Persia and the Persian Question

Author : George Nathaniel Curzon
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A highly regarded achievement, this illustrated two-volume overview of Persian history, society, geography and politics first appeared in 1892.

The Month A Catholic Magazine and Review

Author : Lieut.-Col. H. S. Jarrett
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Correspondence relating to Persia and Affghanistan

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A Residence of Eight Years in Persia Among the Nestorian Christians

Author : Justin Perkins
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