Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Gold-Mines of Midian” as Want to Read:
The Gold-Mines of Midian
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Gold-Mines of Midian

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
"At last! Once more it is my fate to escape the prison-life of civilized Europe … Again I am to enjoy a glimpse of the 'glorious Desert'; to inhale the sweet pure breath of translucent skies that show the red stars burning upon the very edge and verge of the horizon …" — Richard R. Burton, The Gold-Mines of Midian.
One of the great scholar/adventurers of the Victorian era,
...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 13th 1995 by Dover Publications (first published 1979)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Gold-Mines of Midian, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Gold-Mines of Midian

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-24 of 24)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Tom Schulte
Mar 09, 2016 Tom Schulte rated it it was ok
This is a very scholarly work, full of survey data, supplies costs, and etymological analysis of place names. Burton seeks out evidence for an auriferous Midian on the Saudi Arabian coast of Gulf of Aqaba. From the shore there of the Tabuk region, Burton looks back into antiquity and sees the gold mine of Solomon's Bathsheba and the Red Sea that swallowed Pharaoh's hordes. There is much in the way of making real Bible history here with much of the detail and footnotes and occasional glimpses int ...more
Ryan Murdock
Jan 12, 2013 Ryan Murdock rated it liked it
This account of an 1877 expedition into the western reaches of Arabia in search of ancient gold mining sites provides a fascinating glimpse into an age when we still hadn’t come to grips with the limits of our known world. It contains a wealth of detailed observations about native peoples, plants, wildlife, minerals, ruins, and the etymology of place names, and yet it is seldom dry. The sense of wonder at penetrating the unknown and the freedom of exploration are always present.

Its author was on
...more
Juan Bosco
Juan Bosco marked it as to-read
May 15, 2016
Robin
Robin added it
Apr 24, 2016
Anthony
Anthony marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2016
Cambria
Cambria marked it as to-read
May 01, 2015
Shahid Khan
Shahid Khan rated it really liked it
Mar 16, 2015
Rahul Veeran
Rahul Veeran marked it as to-read
Oct 02, 2014
Cecelia
Cecelia marked it as to-read
Mar 14, 2014
Abdikadir Kabaweyne
Abdikadir Kabaweyne marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2014
Diane Shields
Diane Shields marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2013
Mark Sandbothe
Mark Sandbothe rated it it was ok
Jun 23, 2013
Mahmoud Abdelpasset
Mahmoud Abdelpasset marked it as to-read
Jun 20, 2013
Andy Crawley
Andy Crawley rated it really liked it
May 23, 2014
Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell marked it as to-read
May 23, 2013
Benjamin
Benjamin rated it liked it
Feb 18, 2013
Bruno Ribeiro
Bruno Ribeiro marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2012
Rick Tait
Rick Tait rated it liked it
Dec 06, 2011
Mac
Mac rated it it was amazing
Nov 07, 2014
Brad Thompson
Brad Thompson rated it it was amazing
Dec 23, 2009
Cameron
Cameron rated it really liked it
Sep 23, 2009
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
4197526
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and Af ...more
More about Richard Francis Burton...

Share This Book