A History Of Arabia Felix Or Yemen From The Commencement Of The Christian Era To The Present Time

Author: Sir Robert Lambert Playfair
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Travels To The Coast Of Arabia Felix

Author: Henry Rooke
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Travels To The Coast Of Arabia Felix And From Thence By The Red Sea And Egypt To Europe

Author: Henry Rooke
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Arabia Felix

Author: Bertram Thomas
Editor: Hesperides Press
ISBN: 1443723452
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Originally published in 1932, ARABIA FELIX. WITH A FOREWORD BY T. E. LAWRENCE T.E.S.AND APPENDIX BY SIR ARTHUR KEITH, F.R.S., M.D., ETC.CONTAINING ALSO MAPS, CHARTS, DIAGRAMS AND ILLUSTRATIONS. CONTENTS: CHAPTER PAGE FOREWORD xv PREFACE xxi INTRODUCTION xxiiiI. A PROPITIOUS START AND AN EARLYCHECK iEmbarkation Disembarkation The need for secrecyTrouble in the Interior My plans unfolded My envoysleave.II. AT DHUFAR: ANARCHY, TREACHERY ANDHOSPITALITY 8The settled tribes of Dhufar History of Dhufar Tribalanarchy Hegemony of Sultan established Arrival of atyrantA tyrant rules and his sons are murdered Orderrestored Arab instability A visit to Salala A Asocialfunction Giant ancestors The price of freedomAnegro dance The Bathing Chorus.III. SKULL MEASURING AND DEVIL DANCING 22Racial types PreIslamic Ciyilisatioixs A fathers skullTaking headmeasurements Social distinctions A warriors pride, and his needs The Governor of Dhufar Theunco guid in Arabia Exorcism Negro customs Institutions of slavery Mourning ceremonies The dance of the slave girls The climax The evil spirit is exorcised.IV. IN THE QARA MOUNTAINS: AIN AR RIZAT 36Hunting prospects Preparation of specimens Earlier ilisatjons Ancient graves A son of the free Offerings tospirits Pagan cults Lying, picking and stealing A courageous collector Evil spirits Sitting up for hyena.CONTENTSCHAPTER PAGEV. IN THE QARA MOUNTAINS. ANCIENT SURVIVALS AND THE BLOOD SACRIFICE 46 Ibn Battutas views Hadoram and Hazramaveth Forestclad mountains Unruly camels Peril from snakes Rockcaves An offer of marriage A pleasant valley A tribaldance A hyena slain Costly mourning ceremonies AnArab wake Local laws of inheritance The wifes dutiesand rights.VL THE QARAMOUNTAINS. HYENAS, FAITHCURES AND CIRCUMCISION. 58 Poisonous snakes Food customs The riding camel of awitch The gazelle and the hyena The offence of the ape Demands on my medicine chest Restitutip.a.of, conjugalrights A cure for varicose veins The cautery Theftana pillage Tribesmen and nontribesmen The camelof Salih bin Hut the origin of the Qara Christian traditions Sons of Adam male circumcision Hair customs Female adornments An old ladys handbag Flirtation punished Social conventions love lyrics.VII. THE QARA MOUNTAINS. .EXORCISING THEEVIL EYE AND ORDEAL BY FIRE 77Camping in the mountains Camels and cattle Sheep andgoats Exorcism of the Evil Eye Veterinary methodsThe Qara at KhiyuntLocal law and custom Atonement for blood The law of hospitality The oath on theQuran The ordeal by fire The furnace of affliction.Belief in witchcraft Gossip with a murderer.VIII. THE QARA MOUNTAINS. FAREWELL, 91MaaraJcustrnsA case of snakebite A case for aphysician Lying up for panther The sacrifice of bloodMarriage customs, divorce, remarriage and marriedwomens property Betrothal customs The Bait Qutuntrouble Camp at FuzahMurder in cold blood Thepsychology and ethics of the bloodfeud Morning at Arbotvi.

Arabia Felix

Author: Thorkild Hansen
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681370735
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A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades. Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously awry. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea—a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist, and their manservant—an ill-assorted band of men who dislike and distrust one another from the start. These are the members of the Danish expedition to Arabia Felix, as Yemen was then known, the first organized foray into a corner of the world unknown to Europeans. The expedition made its way to Turkey and Egypt, by which time its members were already actively seeking to undercut and even kill one another, before disappearing into the harsh desert that was their destination. Nearly seven years later a single survivor returned to Denmark to find himself forgotten and all the specimens that had been sent back ruined by neglect. Based on diaries, notebooks, and sketches that lay unread in Danish archives until the twentieth century, Arabia Felix is a tale of intellectual rivalry and a comedy of very bad manners, as well as an utterly absorbing adventure. Arabia Felix includes 33 line drawings and maps.

Arabia Felix

Author: Alessandro De Maigret
Editor: Stacey International Publishers
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Since its publication in Italian in 1996, this has become the classic introduction to the history and archaeology of southern Arabia. Now in English, it make all the evidence available to a new audience. The first part of the book reviews what is known about the region from early visitors to the area from the 15th century onwards and from the resea

Journal Of A Missionary Journey Into Arabia Felix Undertaken In 1856

Author: Henry Aaron Stern
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