A Shi’ite Pilgrimage to Mecca 1885-1886. The Safarnameh of Mirza Mohammad Hosayn Farahani.

Farahani, Mirza Mohammad Hosayn.

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Book ID: 5750

ISBN:      9780292776227

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8vo. xxxii, 380 pp., b/w photo illus, 8 maps, table, 2 plans, publisher’s original wrappers, edited translated and annotated by Hafez Farmayan and Elton L. Daniel, glossary, biblio, index, lightly faded spine, otherwise copy clean and in very good condition, University of Texas Press, Austin, first edition, 1990.

Synopsis

This book is from the original nineteenth-century Persian manuscript of the Safarnameh of Mirza Mohammad Farahani, a well-educated, keenly observant, Iranian Shi’ite gentleman. This memoir holds a wealth of social and economic information about Czarist Russia, the Ottoman empire, Egypt, Northern Iran, and Arabia.

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