Archaeology

Les Voyages Dans Le Hawran ( Syrie Du Sud ) De William John Bankes (1816-1818)

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Author:

Sartre- Fauriat, Annie

Publisher:

Institut Francais Du Proche-Orient & Bibliotheque Archaeologique Et Historique

Publisher City:

Beirut

Year:

2004

Edition:

First Edition

ISBN:

2912738318

Weight:

1535 g

Dimensions:

28*22

Reference ID:

21591

Quantity:

1

Keyword:

Near East Archeology, Syrian Archeology, Syrian Architecture, syrian Monuments, Hauran

331 pp; French text + xx color plates, 116 figures, biblio, index. Ausonius Editions. Memoires II. Institut Francais Du Proche-Orient. Bibliotheque Archaeologique Et Historique. HARD BACK Binding in dustwrappers. Copy in Mint condition. New. BAH 169. " When in 1816 William John Bankes came in the Hawran (south Syria), he was one of the first travellers in a country full of numerous antique vestiges. Attracted by the monuments, the houses, the Greek inscriptions and the landscapes, he made many drawings, water colours, plans and observations in the sixty villages he visited. All these documents remained unknown and unpublished until their discovery by chance, in 1992, at Kingston Lacy manor (Dorset). This book is the integral publication of Banke s work in the Hawran where he spent nine weeks between 1816 and 1818. The first part gives a description and a translation of all the nineteen hundred original documents and the second part village by village, wants to demonstrate the great interest of the observations and informations given by the traveller about a country that has undergone much transformation since he visited it". (Leaf Jacket).

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