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Exploring the WestThree Travel Narratives$
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Mushirul Hasan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198063117

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.001.0001

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* * The Kurd Country

* * The Kurd Country

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Exploring the West

Mushirul Hasan

Oxford University Press

The caravan enters the Kurd country, on the borders of the desert. The author describes the desert and narrates how the caravan was detained. He also presents an account of the tribe of Senjar, a race of mountaineers, and his journey over the desert. The author arrives at Mousul, is courteously received by Mohammed Pasha, visits the tomb of St George of England, describes Mousul and its inhabitants, leaves Mousul, and is hospitably entertained by some Christian Arabs. He also describes Kirkook and Karutapa. The author arrives at Bagdad and estimates the distance from Constantinople to Bagdad.

Keywords:   Kurd country, caravan, tribe of Senjar, Mousul, Mohammed Pasha, St George, Christian Arabs, Kirkook, Karutapa, Bagdad

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