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Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo

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ISBN-10: 0520249399

ISBN-13: 9780520249394

Edition: 2007

Authors: Ambrosio Bembo, Clara Bargellini, Anthony Welch, G. J. Gr�lot

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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 west 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 created by G.J. Greacute;lot, a French artist who traveled with Bembo during much of the trip, and with a rich introduction and annotations, this lively and important historical document is at last available to scholars, students, and armchair travelers alike.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prologue
Venice to Aleppo
From Aleppo to Basra
Basra, the Gulf, and the Arabian Sea
Iran
From Iran to Venice
Glossary Suggestions for Further Reading
Index