Baghdad Sketches: Journeys Through IraqAutor Freya Stark
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 18 ian 2011
Freya Stark (1893-1993), 'the poet of travel', was the doyenne of Middle East travel writers and one of the most courageous and adventurous women travellers in history. She travelled extensively through Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq and Southern Arabia, where she became the first western woman to travel through the Hadhramaut. Usually solo, she ventured to places few Europeans had ever been. Her travels earned her the Founder's Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and she was created a Dame in 1975. She received huge public acclaim and her many, now classic, books include Traveller's Prelude, The Valleys of the Assassins, Ionia, The Southern Gates of Arabia, Alexander's Path, Dust in the Lion's Paw and East is West.
List of Illustration Preface The Desert Route An Introduction from Damascus In the Moslem Quarter Marie the Armenian Life in the Slum The Making of a Nationalist Concerning Smells A Chapter of Discord The Life of the River A Visit in the Desert European and American Ladies in Iraq The Social Status of Ladies Concerning Manners A Syriac Christmas Education Ramadhan The Fellahin The Nisibin Road The Young Effendi and the Sentimental Traveller The Devil-Worshippers The Death of Mandali The Kuwait Journey Kuwait. II 1937 Failichah The "Slaves" Club Cosmetics Builton Sand The 'Ashura One of the Four Holy Cities of Iraq Samarra and Tekrit Nejf Index