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The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo

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In 1671, Ambrosio Bembo, a young nobleman bored with everyday life in Venice, decided to broaden his knowledge of the world through travel. That August he set off on a remarkable, occasionally hazardous, four-year voyage to Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and the Portuguese colonies of western India. His journal, now translated into English for the first time, is the most important new European travel account of western Asia to be published in the past hundred years. It opens an extraordinary perspective on the Near East and India at a time when few Europeans traveled to these lands. Keenly observed and engagingly written, Bembo's vivid account is filled with a high sense of adventure and curiosity and provides intriguing descriptions of people, landscapes, food, fashion, architecture, customs, cities, commerce, and more. Presented here with the original illustrations and with a rich introduction and annotations, this lively and important historical document is at last available to scholars, students, and armchair travelers alike.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction

Prologue

1. Venice to Aleppo

2. From Aleppo to Basra

3. Basra, the Gulf, and the Arabian Sea

4. Iran

5. From Iran to Venice

Glossary

Suggestions for Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520940130
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Creator:
Ambrosio Bembo
Author:
Ambrosio Bembo
Author:
Bargellini, Clara
Author:
Welch, Anthony
Author:
Clara Bargellini
Author:
Bembo, Ambrosio
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Middle East Description and travel.
Subject:
Goa, Daman and Diu (India)
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Exploration-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Exploration-Arctic
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070919
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
451

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Travel » Travel Writing » General

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