A la Découverte de L’Arabie. Cinq Siecles de Science et d’Aventure.

Pirenne, Jacqueline.

Book ID: 10531


8vo. 327 pp., [1], 7 maps, numerous b/w plates hors text, publisher’s original cloth, title in white on spine, end paper plates, biblio, index, spine lightly soiled, pencil annotations on half-title page, otherwise copy in very good condition, includes an insert in form of a jacket, Le livre Contemporain, Paris, 1958.


A PhD thesis by one of the most important French Arabist in the 20th century. The book is a major reference on European travellers to Arabia, with special reference to the French connection and their contribution in the discovery of the Arabian Peninsula.

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