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Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan, and on the Site of Ancient Nineveh: With Journal of a Voyage down the Tigris to Bagdad and an Account of a Visit to Shirauz and Persepolis

Claudius James Rich



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Cambridge University Press
25 September 2014
Middle Eastern history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Classic travel writing
Well versed in oriental languages and antiquities, and possessed of an 'insatiable thirst for seeing new countries', Claudius James Rich (1786/7-1821), the East India Company's resident at Baghdad, set out for Kurdistan in 1820 despite his delicate health. Before he succumbed to cholera the following year, he had visited and described many historic locations in present-day Iraq and Iran. His written account has long stood as an important early record of the region's geography, culture and archaeology. This two-volume work was edited by his widow and published, with maps and other illustrations, in 1836. Rich's Narrative of a Journey to the Site of Babylon in 1811 (1839), including his two archaeological memoirs, is also reissued in this series. Volume 2, including descriptions of the site of ancient Nineveh, covers the return to Baghdad. Extracts from various letters give an account of Rich's journeys to Shiraz and Persepolis.
By:   Claudius James Rich
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   Volume 2
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   550g
ISBN:   9781108077491
ISBN 10:   1108077498
Series:   Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology
Pages:   440
Publication Date:   25 September 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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