Travels in the Mogul Empire, A.D. 1656-1668 Volume 1 PDF ePub eBook

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Travels in the Mogul Empire, A.D. 1656-1668 Volume 1 free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... THE HISTORY OF THE LATE REBELLION IN THE STATES OF THE GREAT MOGOL HE desire of seeing the world, which had induced me to visit Palestine and Egypt, still prompted me to extend my travels, and I formed the design of exploring the Red Sea from one end to the other. In pursuance of this plan, I quitted Grand Cairo, where I had resided more than a year, and in two-and-thirty hours (travelling at a Caravan-rate) reached the town of Suez. Here I embarked in a galley, and was conveyed in seventeen days, always hugging the coast, from Suez to the port of Gidda, half a day's journey from Mecca. Contrary to my expectation, and in violation of a promise which I had received from the Beigi of the Red Sea, I was constrained to land on this so-called holy territory of Mahomet, where no Christian, who is not a slave, dares set his foot. After a detention of nearly five weeks, I took my passage on board a small 1 The Bey of the Red Sea was an important official who, among other duties, had control of the pilgrim traffic to Mecca, through Jeddah. A vessel, which, sailing along the shores of Arabia Felix, brought me in fifteen days to Moka, near the straits of Bab-el-mandel. It was now my intention to pass over to the island of Masowa, and Arkiko, on my way to Gander, 1 the capital of Habech,2 or Kingdom of Ethiopia- but I was informed that Catholics were not safe in that country, since the period when, through the intrigues of the QueenMother, the Portuguese were slaughtered, or expelled, with the Jesuit Patriarch whom they had brought thither from Goa- and that, in fact, an unhappy Capuchin had been recently beheaded at Suaken, 3 for having attempted to enter the kingdom. It seemed, indeed, that less risk would be incurred if I adopted the disguise of...

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Author : Francois Bernier
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230335536
EAN : 9781230335537
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 182 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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