Richard Pococke's letters from the East (1737-1740) /

by Rachel Finnegan.
Bibliographic Details
Contributors: Finnegan, Rachel, editor.
Summary:"In Richard Pococke's Letters from the East (1737-1740), Rachel Finnegan provides edited transcripts of the full run of correspondence from Richard Pococke's famous Eastern voyage from 1737-41. In this new volume, Finnegan combines updated biographical accounts of the traveller and his correspondents (his mother, Elizabeth Pococke and his uncle and patron, Bishop Thomas Milles) from vol. 1 of the original edition of Letters from Abroad (2011) with transcriptions of the letters from vol. 3 of the series (2013), together with new material that has hitherto been unpublished. Thus, in a single volume, she sets the context of the life and times of the traveller and his family against the background of this voluminous corpus of fascinating correspondence, which can be read in conjunction with Pococke's own published account of his travels, A Description of the East and Some Other Countries (1743-45)"--
Format: Book
Published / Created: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2021.
Series:History of Oriental studies ; 9.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.

Physical description: xiv, 486 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

Contained in: Richard Pococke's letters from the East (1737-1740)
Table of Contents:
Biographical Accounts of the Pococke and Milles Families
Itinerary of the Eastern Voyage
Letters from Egypt
Accounts from Egypt
Letters from the Holy Land, Lebanon and Syria
Accounts from the Holy Land, Lebanon and Syria
Letters from the Second Tour of Egypt, and from Turkey, Asia Minor and Greece
Accounts from Cyprus and from the Second Tour of Egypt