Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan: Volume 2: Including a Summer in the Upper Karun Region and a Visit to the Nestorian Rayahs - Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor (Paperback)Isabella L. Bird (author)
Paperback 436 Pages / Published: 01/07/2010
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Isabella Bishop (nee Bird) published her Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan in 1891, compiled from a series of letters home. Recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for physical and nervous difficulties, Bird toured the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the Far East. After her marriage, and her husband's death, she did missionary work in India and, in 1890, travelled to little-known parts of Turkey, Persia and Kurdistan. This was her most challenging journey, with extremes of temperature and harsh living conditions for the sixty-year-old, although she was able to provide medical care for the local people. Despite vicissitudes, her passion for travel is clear throughout. Volume 2 of this fascinating account continues into Kurdistan and towards the end on the Black Sea. The appendices include prayers from Mecca and a record of her itinerary, including journey times.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 436
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 216 x 25 x 140 mm
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