Travels in Arabia Deserta, Volume 1

Travels in Arabia Deserta, Volume 1

Charles M. Doughty / Jun 19, 2019

Travels in Arabia Deserta Volume Western exploration of the Arabian Desert began in the mid eighteenth century but it was not until the nineteenth century that the British officers of the Indian colonial government undertook surveys

  • Title: Travels in Arabia Deserta, Volume 1
  • Author: Charles M. Doughty
  • ISBN: 9780543968333
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • Western exploration of the Arabian Desert began in the mid eighteenth century, but it was not until the nineteenth century that the British officers of the Indian colonial government undertook surveys of the areas remote from the major pilgrimage routes Charles Doughty 1843 1926 spent two years among various nomad tribes and wrote in 1888 what would be the first comprehWestern exploration of the Arabian Desert began in the mid eighteenth century, but it was not until the nineteenth century that the British officers of the Indian colonial government undertook surveys of the areas remote from the major pilgrimage routes Charles Doughty 1843 1926 spent two years among various nomad tribes and wrote in 1888 what would be the first comprehensive Western work on the geography of Arabia, in an attempt, as he says in the preface, to set forth faithfully some parcel of the soil of Arabia smelling of samn and camels His classic and justly famous account is a fantastic piece of travel writing that shows full understanding of the area, the people and all aspects of nomadic life in the desert.

    Travels in Arabia Deserta Travels in Arabia Deserta is a travel book by Charles Montagu Doughty , an English poet, writer, and traveller Doughty had travelled in the Middle East and spent some time living with the Bedouins during the s. Travels in Arabia Wellsted, James Raymond Free Travels in Arabia by Wellsted, James Raymond Publication date Topics Aqaba, Gulf of, Arabian Peninsula Description and travel, Sinai Egypt Description and travel Publisher London, Murray Collection robarts toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Robarts University of Toronto. Travels In Arabia by John Lewis Burckhardt Full Text consist of his Travels in Arabia, which were confined to the Hedjaz or Holy Land of the Muselmans, the part least accessible to Christians the fourth volume will contain very copious remarks on the Arabs of the Desert, and particularly the Wahabys p Respecting Travels in Arabia World Digital Library Travels in Arabia Following brief introductory chapters about the geography of Arabia and ancient travelers to Arabia, the book devotes one or chapters to the following explorers Carsten Niebuhr , a Danish civil engineer who journeyed through Arabia and Yemen in Johann Ludwig Burckhardt , Travels in Arabia Deserta, Volume by Charles M Doughty To ask other readers questions about Travels in Arabia Deserta, Volume , please sign up Be the first to ask a question about Travels in Arabia Deserta, Volume Very strange Very strange indeed For me, that s a compliment I prefer exploring strangeness to playing nice in domestic normality And Travels in Arabia Bayard Travels in Arabia and millions of other books are available for Kindle Learn Enter your mobile number or email address below and we ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Travels in Arabia Deserta Open Library Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a c non profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.Other projects include the Wayback Machine, archive and archive it Editions of Travels in Arabia by Bayard Taylor Editions for Travels in Arabia published in , Paperback published in , Hardcover published in , ebo Travels in Arabia Deserta Selected Passages Charles M Travels in Arabia Deserta Selected Passages Charles M Doughty on FREE shipping on qualifying offers This excellent selection is ideally suited to a wide audience of general readers Written after the author had spent two years wandering among the Bedouin nomads Tips and how to travel to Saudi Arabia in Against Getting to Saudi Arabia By air The easiest way to travel to Saudi Arabia is by flying in There are loads of international flights, especially to Jeddah and Riyadh Saudia Airlines has many direct flights from Europe and other destinations. By land Right before visiting Saudi Arabia, I was traveling in Oman, so my initial idea was to overland via UAE.

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    1. Very strange. Very strange indeed. For me, that's a compliment. I prefer exploring strangeness to playing nice in domestic normality. And the first impression of strangeness anyone receives with regard to Doughty is from his prose. His writing sounds very much like he never in his life read anything other than Sir Thomas Browne (he of "Urne Buriall" fame) and perhaps Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy". So the first weird desert one has to cross in reading Doughty's book is his language. That's not [...]


    2. One of the greatest books ever written - do not read the abridged version. The language - which finds the language of King James most appropriate to describe (then) contemporary Bedouin life - can only be felt at length, and so can the drama and fear of a man throwing himself completely into another way of life that he knows only from his reading of the Bible. (Note also that Doughty never disguises himself or presents himself as other than a despised Christian to his Arab hosts). To read both v [...]


    3. Doughty's writing style is often aggressively archaic (compared to contemporaries like Twain & Dickens who I imagine he despised) but he includes some awfully good stories and scenes from 19th century Arabia. the book despite it's archaic tone is often included in lists of the best travel writing for a reason. Don't know maps are included in the modern edition, but the maps are all important


    4. Often astonishing prose that reads more like the 1600s than the 1800s, and an almost overwhelming level of detail.


    5. Sharing Sam Schulman's review. Why reinvent the wheel? One of the greatest books ever written - do not read the abridged version. The language - which finds the language of King James most appropriate to describe (then) contemporary Bedouin life - can only be felt at length, and so can the drama and fear of a man throwing himself completely into another way of life that he knows only from his reading of the Bible. (Note also that Doughty never disguises himself or presents himself as other than [...]


    6. This is a strange book in many ways. It is an actual memoir, I think, and seems to consist of notes made my Mr. Doughty while he was wandering around in the Middle East sometime in the 1870s. He starts out by accompanying the pilgrims on their way to the Haj (the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina). They won't allow him to go all the way since he is a Christian, so he stops at a way-station shortly before they reach the part of the journey he is not allowed on. From there he makes several jou [...]


    7. Carlyle once remarked that “nothing but a sense of duty could carry any European through the Koran.” I tend to disagree and think this statement could be more accurately applied to Charles M. Doughty’s Travels in Arabia Deserta (1888). Doughty’s language and attitudes are so outdated that they make for very slow reading.In the blurb on the back of the Dover edition, we read, “…it is his style which makes the book unique: Doughty believed the English language had fallen from grace sin [...]


    8. I have a 1927 single volume. A legendary work to me because of T.E. Lawrence. It was his bible on Arabia -- "a bible of its kind" he says in his introduction -- and written, I hear, with the King James Bible in mind, or Spenser. I remember Lawrence said it took the language back to the glory days of Spenser, though he may have exaggerated.I'm 94 pages into 1300. I haven't found the language as strange as advertised (that may build up) but as Lawrence also says in the intro, "Doughty's completene [...]


    9. Excellent atmospheric read. Doughty is an early explorer of Arabia, and his account is as valuable as Burton's.


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