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Travels in Arabia Deserta, Volume 2

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This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1888 edition by the University Press, Cambridge.
Published (first published January 1980)
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رغم أهمية هذا الكتاب بمجلداته الأربعة، وغزارة معلوماته ودقة وصف مؤلفه وحرصه على التفاصيل التي يراها مهمة، بدت لي ترجمة رحلة داوتي بأجزائها الأربعة ضعيفة وتتفشى فيها ركاكة غير مقبولة كما أن الكثير من الكلمات البدوية التي يكتبها الرحالة داوتي بلفظها العربي مكتوبة بحروف إنجليزية تعاني من انحراف لغوي عن النطق الصحيح المشهور عند البدو في كل أطراف الجزيرة العربية. على سبيل المثال كتب "tursh" ويقصد بها "الطَرْش" بهذا اللفظ، وليس "طُرش" بلفظ داوتي، و"الطَّرْش" تعني "قطيع من الإبل أعدادها فوق الخمسين" و ...more
Lora Shouse
Jun 27, 2015 rated it liked it
This was not as good as part I.

The author spent a lot of time in some of the towns in this part, and surprisingly, it was more difficult there than wandering around the desert with the Bedouins. He still met with some worthy Arabs, but apparently a lot more of them, especially those who were designated to accompany him from place to place when he traveled, were bullies or thieves or both, and they were constantly threatening his life.

It did explain some common references in the Arabian Nights ho
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Published in 1876. I worked in Boryeda (Buraidah) in 1984 so I was interested in the author's description of that area. I could not remember any of the landmarks described in the book. Today, 33 years later, on Google Earth, I cannot find the hotel where I stayed nor the abandoned project where I worked. I think the change in the last 33 years is much greater than the previous 98 years.

The author actually lived with the Bedowins (Beduwy) in the sand desert. He lists hundreds of tribes that he me
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