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The Travels And Adventures Of The Turkish Admiral Sidi Ali Reis - In India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, And Persia, During The Years 1553-1556

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First published in 1899, this volume contains the English translation of the memoirs of Sidi Ali Reis, a Turkish admiral who travelled in India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and Persia during the 1550s. These fascinating notes of his experiences provide the reader with an authentic glimpse into 16tt-century life in Asia and the Middle East, and are not to be missed by those with an interest in the subject. Contents include: “The Beginning of the Story”, “About what happened in Basrah”, “What took place in the Sea of Ormuz”, “What we suffered in the Indian Ocean”, “What happened in the Province of Gujarat”, “What befell us in the Province of Sind”, “My Experiences in Hinduism”, “Our Experiences in Bakhtar-Zemin, i.e. Kabulistan”, “The Condition of Badakshan and Khatlan”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

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