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Pierre Ponafidine, an Imperial Russian diplomat who served in Ottoman Turkey and Persia, gives a series of studies of certain phases of the life, religion, and customs of people among whom he passed thirty-six years of service.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 1-931956-87-1
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Aug 29,2003
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 536
ISBN: 1-931956-87-1
$159.00
Pierre Ponafidine, an Imperial Russian diplomat, who served in Ottoman Turkey and Persia, gives a series of studies of certain phases of the life, religion, and customs of people among whom he passed thirty-six years of service, people for whom he learned to have a deep sympathy, and often affection. (With over 40 illustrations.)
Pierre Ponafidine, an Imperial Russian diplomat, who served in Ottoman Turkey and Persia, gives a series of studies of certain phases of the life, religion, and customs of people among whom he passed thirty-six years of service, people for whom he learned to have a deep sympathy, and often affection. (With over 40 illustrations.)
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Pierre Ponafidine

  • Translator's Preface
  • Preface
  • In Bagdad
  • Mesopotamia, The Portals of the Desert
  • The Ruins of Babylon and Among The Kurds and Yezidis
  • Epidemics in Bagdad
  • Sunnites and Shiites, and the Relics of the Prophet
  • Pilgrimages and Carrying of Bodies To the Holy Places of the Shiites in Turkey
  • Arabia, Nejd and the Wahabees
  • Bedouins
  • The Arab Horse in its Native Land
  • From Bagdad to Bassorah
  • From Bassorah to Muscat
  • Bombay, Castes, and the Towers of Silence
  • Thugs in India
  • Mecca, THe Muslim's Palestine
  • Pilgrimages to Medina
  • In the Land of the "Lion and the Sun"
  • The Position of Women in the Moslem World, According to the Teaching of the Koran
  • The Position of Women in Persia
  • Persian Days of Mourning, Fasts and Feasts
  • Shiite Pilgrimages to Their Sacred Places in Persia
  • Law Proceedings in Persia, Retaliation, and Teachings Concerning the "Price of Blood" and Punishments
  • The Persian at Home
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