Riding to the Tigris

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“Riding to the Tigris”
by Freya Stark,

 

 

With THIRTY-NINE wonderful photographic illustrations and a title page wood engraving by Reynolds Stone.

It was published by John Murray, of London, in 1959

the FIRST EDITION.

Her journey, on horseback, between Lake Wan and Jizre in south east Turkey, followed in the footsteps of the Roman armies who crossed the mountains under Lucullus in the first century BC, through the desolate and mountainous Hakkiari, and down to the river Tigris.

Dame Freya Madeleine Stark, DBE (b. 1893, Paris, France - d. 1993, Asolo, Italy) was a British travel writer. She was not only one of the first Western women to travel through the Arabian deserts (Hadhramaut), but she often travelled solo into areas where few Europeans, let alone women, had ever been.

The contents include:

· The Hakkiari

· Diyarbekr to Lake WVan

· Wan

· The Great Zab Valley

· Of Julamerk Which is Now Hakkari

· The Vali’s Bezique

· The Highland Road

· The Yaila of Soma

· Night in a Kurdish Garden

· Ride to Dirahini

· The Ride to Ulu Dere

· The Centre of the Mountains

· The Tigris Watershed

· Tigris and the Ten Thousand

· Note on Place-Names

· Index

 



 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREYA STARK

THE AUTHOR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM 1928-1933 - LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD

 

 


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