A Journal of Three Months’ Walk in Persia in 1884 by Captain John Compton Pyne

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A Journal of Three Months’ Walk in Persia in 1884 by Captain John Compton Pyne

Type: Book (monograph)
Title: A Journal of Three Months’ Walk in Persia in 1884 by Captain John Compton Pyne
Pages: 266
Publisher: Leiden University Press (LUP)
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: In 1884 an obscure British soldier, having finished his tour of duty in India, decided to make a detour on his trip home in order to spend three months crossing Persia unaccompanied except for the local muleteers. Among his accoutrements he packed a small leather-bound sketchbook in which he not only wrote a journal but in which he also added accomplished and charming water-colour illustrations. The authors’ introduction contextualises this trip made in 1884 against the background of Persianate influence in British culture, and the general cultural background of late Victorian Britain is presented as the subliminal driver behind a young man’s desire to explore, and illustrate, an already discovered country – Persia.
Description: With an epilogue by Jeremy Archer
Editor(s): Afsharian, Marjan
Harris, Russell
Series/Report no.: Iranian Studies Series
ISBN: 9789087282622
9789400602595 (ePDF)
9789400602601 (ePUB)
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/48963
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