By Robert Curzon
Initially revealed in 1854, this books is an soaking up account of Ottoman provincial lifestyles, ahead of the ultimate death of the Ottoman country. Written by means of a pupil, statesman, and old-fashioned imperialist, Curzon displays at the harsh uplands of Ottoman Armenia. Humourous all through, he tells us in regards to the virtues of tezek, the pitfalls of wintry weather commute, trout fishing at Tortoum, in addition to family members among neighborhood Armenians, Kurds and Turks. a few of his notions in regards to the heritage of the quarter, even if inaccurate, supply us insights onto eu perceptions at the moment. Curzon's Armenia: A yr in Erzeroom is an exellent creation to the geography, ethnography and politics of this turbulent region.
SPECIAL be aware: the current reproduction of Armenia: A 12 months in Erzeroom, and the Frontiers of Russia, Turkey, and Persia is from the 1854 book of this name by means of Harper & Brothers, long island.
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It is now a popular tourist attraction and picnic spot. Families spend the whole day here exploring. See p. 170. interconnecting chambers, may not be everyone’s choice, and certainly it’s not suitable for young children, but for older members of the family, exploring it is a great experience. Some of the oldest archaeological finds in the Mediterranean region have been found here. See p. 169. Selçuk Castle, which stands on the top of Ayasuluk Hill near Selçuk, is said to be where St John the Evangelist lived during the time of Christ.
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Armenia: A Year in Erzeroom and on the Frontiers of Russia, Turkey, and Persia by Robert Curzon