A Relation of a Journey begun An: Dom: 1610…Containing a Description of the Turkish Empire, of Ægypt, of the Holy Land
De Beer Ec 1615 S
Printed for W. Barrett
This early 17th century engraved map contains much of what is now the Middle East (Arabic: الشرق الأوسط ash-Sharq al-Awsaṭ). The population of the region today is about 371 million (2010), with the largest ethnic groups being Arabs, Turks, Persians, and Kurds. Five languages dominate: Arabic (most widely spoken), Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, and Hebrew. Several major religions have their origin here: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; others include the Bahá'í Faith, Yarsanism, Yazidism, and Zoroastrianism. With all its social, political, economic, ideological, historical and religious factors, it remains one of the most complex regions in the world. This is the first edition of George Sandys’ A Relation of a Journey (1615), a very popular account of the places he visited in the Middle East.
George Sandys, “A Relation of a Journey begun An: Dom: 1610…Containing a Description of the Turkish Empire, of Ægypt, of the Holy Land,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed March 19, 2018, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10793.
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