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* * The Kurd Country

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198063117
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080199 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0049
* * The Kurd Country

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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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