Syria

Index General De La "Description De Damas" De Sauvaire.

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Author:

Ouechek, Emilie E.

Publisher:

Institut Francais De Damas

Publisher City:

Damascus

Year:

1954

Edition:

First Edition

ISBN:

N.A.

Weight:

500 g

Dimensions:

24*17

Reference ID:

H14425

Quantity:

1

Keyword:

Description of Damascus, Index.

 XX, [1], 144 pp.; [1], double column per page, title printed in red on spine & front cover, paper browned, copy clean in very good condition. 
Henri Sauvaire (1849-1896), French scholar who served as a Consul in Damascus and Casablanca. He was a leading photographer and numismatic collector. He spent the last years of his life writing on Arab culture. In 1864 he embarked on translating into French the Description de Damas by Abd al-Basit al-Amawi who lived in Damascus at the end of the Mamluk period and the beginning of the Ottoman. The book later appeared after Sauvaire’s with the help of Barbier de Meynard. This is the first index ever published of the French translation.

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