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Jean Chardin
Voyages de Monsieur le chevalier Chardin en Perse et autre lieux de l’Orient
Edited by Philip Stewart (with an introduction)
 Voyages de Monsieur le chevalier Chardin en Perse et autre lieux de l’Orient











In the course of two long sojourns in Persia, Jean Chardin (1643-1713), a jeweler by trade, Parisian and Protestant by civil status, and imbued with classic letters, took it on himself to perfect his knowledge of every aspect of the Persian world. Unlike other well- known Frenchmen who travelled in the Orient in the same time frame, he took the time to master the Persian language. His writings were long the canonical source for anyone seeking information on Persia and other Muslim countries.

There has not been a serious edition of his Voyages de Chardin en Perse et autres lieux de l’Orient for two centuries. The present enterprise is best understood in the context of the fragmentary and troubled history of the earlier editions... 

Persika 2, 2001
Irrigation et drainage dans l’Antiquité



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