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A Traveller S History Of India

Author : SinhaRaja Tammita-Delgoda
ISBN : 156656445X
Genre : Travel
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?For the traveler, India is both an inspiration and a challenge. The sheer wealth of Indian culture has fascinated generations of visitors. A Traveller’s History of India covers the whole scope of India’s past and present history and allows the reader to make sense of what they see in a way that no other guide book can.
Category: Travel

History Of India

Author : A. V. Williams Jackson
ISBN : 9781605205328
Genre : History
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First published in 1906, this classic nine-volume history of the nation of India places it among the storied lands of antiquity, alongside Egypt, China, and Mesopotamia. Edited by American academic ABRAHAM VALENTINE WILLIAMS JACKSON (1862-1937), professor of Indo-Iranian languages at Columbia University, it offers a highly readable narrative of the Indian people and culture through to the time of its publication, when the nation was still part of the British Empire. Volume IX, Historic Accounts of India by Foreign Travellers, Classic, Oriental, and Occidental, compiled by the editor, features such entertaining and enlightening selections as: [ an account of India by the Greek writer Strabo [ the practice of suttee, or widow-burning, in India, according to numerous foreign accounts [ a description of India in general by the Chinese Buddhist pilgrim Hiuan Tsang [ Al-Biruni's Arabic account of the Hindu religion [ an account of the Temple of Somnath by the Persian geographer Kazvini [ the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama at Calicut and his reception by the Zamorin [ Hindu manners and customs as described by the Dutch missionary Abraham Roger [ a description of Bengal by the French voyager Francois Pyrard de Laval [ Sir Thomas Roe's first audience with the Great Mogul [ and much more. This beautiful replica of the 1906 first edition includes all the original illustrations.
Category: History

A Traveller S History Of Italy

Author : Valerio Lintner
ISBN : WISC:89079703583
Genre : History
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Analyzes the development of the Italian people from prehistoric times to today, dealing with all the major periods of Italian history
Category: History

Early English Travellers In India

Author : Ram Chandra Prasad
ISBN : 8120824652
Genre : Explorers
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These studies in Elizabethan and Jacobean travel literature, informed by a scholarly and sympathetic but, very properly, unsentimental approach to ten significant English travellers in India between 1579 and 1630, throw considerable light on the India of the great Mughals and reveal the many strands which are interwoven into the ties that have bound and still, in many ways, bind the great and ancient civilisations of the Indian sub-continent with the smaller and shorter civilisations of the British Isles. Professor Ram Chandra Prasad combines the skills and resources of the historian, the literary critic and the student of comparative literature and languages to demonstrate what we may learn of these two countries from the often idiosyncratic but always rich prose of Englishmen abroad in the ages of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. Professor Prasad has chosen for study Thomas Stephens, Ralph Fitch, John Mildenhall, William Hawkins, Thomas Roe, Thomas Coryat, William Finch, Nicholas Withington, Edward Terry, and Henry Lord. He makes just enough reference to non-English travellers, such as Manucci, to keep his readers in the general picture of western exploration , while at the same time he concentrates on his chosen field. The author's practice of quoting long extracts in the original language has a twofold advantage: it makes his narrative more vivid, and it facilitates the determination of what one traveller owes to another. This new, completely revised edition of Early English Travellers in India will continue to fill a long-felt gap in Indo-Anglian literature and it will be greeted as an important achievement by the scholar and the general reader alike.
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Travellers India

Author : H. K. Kaul
ISBN : IND:30000056658796
Genre : Travel
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Selection of published travel accounts from ancient times to the early twentieth-century; arranged subject-wise.
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A Traveller S History Of Canada

Author : Robert Bothwell
ISBN : PSU:000044551896
Genre : History
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This historical book on Canada gives a survey of the country's past from the times when immigrants traveled across its lands over 15,000 years ago from Siberia to Alaska. It is then brought up to date with a profile of modern Canada, its successes, present difficulties and a prognosis for the future. Maps and line drawings.
Category: History

A Traveller S History Of Athens

Author : Richard Stoneman
ISBN : UOM:39015059295850
Genre : History
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Stoneman describes the whole history of this great city from mythological times through its troubled history in the 20th century and its continuing place in the hearts and minds of all visitors. Line drawings & maps.
Category: History

A Traveller S History Of New Zealand And The South Pacific Islands

Author : John H. Chambers
ISBN : IND:30000092512924
Genre : History
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A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands gives the curious tourist not only a modern day portrait of New Zealand and the far flung islands, their political systems and economic diversity, but also looks at the early settling of this massive area which covers about a fifth of the whole surface of the earth. When European navigators first sailed into the region, they were astonished at the exotic shared culture and language of the natives, separated in many cases by terrifying stretches of open ocean. The story of the peopling of the South Pacific Islands and New Zealand is one of the world's great epics. The book also has practical information for visitors, an Historical Gazetteer, and is illustrated with relevant maps plus a Chronology of Events. Special topics covered include Firewalking in Fiji, the Musket Wars, the Haka, Polynesian Tattooing and the Jon Frum Cargo Cult of Vanuatu. Book jacket.
Category: History

A Traveller S History Of Spain

Author : Juan Lalaguna
ISBN : 1566563240
Genre : Historic sites
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This book will unlock the secrets of Spain's vibrant and colorful past, its people and culture for the interested traveler. It takes the reader on a journey from the earliest settlements on the Iberian Peninsula, through the influences of the Romans, the Goths, and the Muslims, the traumas of expansion and the end of the Empire, right up to the present. Maps and line drawings.
Category: Historic sites

A Traveller S History Of Paris

Author : Robert Cole
ISBN : 1566561507
Genre : Historic sites
File Size : 21.70 MB
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Packed with facts, anecdotes, and insight, "A Traveller's History of Paris" offers a complete history of the city and the people who have shaped its destiny. Illustrated with line drawings and historical maps.
Category: Historic sites

A Traveller S History Of France

Author : Robert Cole
ISBN : 1566561779
Genre : France
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This volume takes the reader from the first conquests of ancient Gaul through the Renaissance, the turmoil and triumph of the French Revolution, and on through the 20th century of French history, right up to the present day.
Category: France

European Travellers In India

Author : Edward Farley Oaten
ISBN : 9781000696691
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1909, this book contains a careful dissection and analysis of european travellers in India's narratives; the author has striven throughout to regard the various characters who flit across the following pages in the light as much of adventures and pioneers as of collectors of social and political facts - in other words, the author has tried to preserve in their narrative as much as they could of the large amount of humna interest which naturally invests the subject, and animates the writings, of these early wanderers in India.
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A Traveller S History Of China

Author : Stephen G. Haw
ISBN : UVA:X004105337
Genre : Travel
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Traces the history of China from the prehistoric civilizations of 4,000 years ago through the Tang and Song dynasties to its present status as one of the world's fastest-developing countries
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Much Maligned Monsters

Author : Partha Mitter
ISBN : 0226532399
Genre : Art
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In this fascinating study, Partha Mitter traces the history of European reactions to Indian art, from the earliest encounters of explorers with the exotic. East to the more sophisticated but still incomplete appreciations of the early twentieth century. Mitter's new Preface reflects upon the profound changes in Western interpretations of non-Western societies over the past fifteen years.
Category: Art