A Voyage into the Levant: Performed by Command of the Late French King (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor)

A Voyage into the Levant: Performed by Command of the Late French King (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor)

By: Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (author), John Ozell (translator)Paperback

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Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708) was originally destined for the church, but his interest in botany led him to become professor of botany at the Jardin des plantes in Paris, and to travel all over Europe and beyond in search of interesting specimens. He was chiefly interested in the classification of plants, but is now best remembered for the accounts he wrote of voyages undertaken for the purpose of scientific discovery. This illustrated two-volume work, published posthumously in French in 1717 and translated into English the following year, recounts a journey begun in 1700, around the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea, visiting Crete and other Greek islands, Istanbul, Armenia and Georgia. Tournefort notes not only plants, but geographical features, antiquities, the people he encounters, and their way of life, agriculture and industry. Volume 1 begins with a biography of Tournefort, and ends with an account of Constantinople.

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Contents

Dedication; The life of M. Tournefort; The elogium of M. Tournefort; The occasion and design of this voyage; 1. Description of the island of Candia; 2. Description of Candia continued; 3. The present state of the Greek church; 4. Description of the islands of Argentiere, Milo, Siphanto, and Serpho; 5. Descriptions of the islands of Antiparos, Paros, and Naxia; 6. Description of the islands of Stenosa, Nicouria, Amorgos, Caloyero, Cheiro, Skinosa, Raclia, Nio, Sikino, Policandro, Santorin, Nansio, Mycone; 7. Description of the islands of Delos; 8. Description of the islands of Syra, Thermia, Zia, Macronisi, Joura, Andros, and Tinos; 9. Description of the islands of Scio, Metelin, Tenedos, and Nicaria; 10. Description of the islands of Samos, Patmos, Fourni, and Skyros; 11. Description of the strait of the Dardanelles, of the cities of Gallipoli and Constantinople; 12. Continuation of the description of the city of Constantinople.

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  • publication date: 28/04/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781108075220
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 598
  • ID: 9781108075220
  • weight: 1410
  • ISBN10: 1108075223
  • translations: French

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