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The present work is the travelogue compiled from the notes and letters of Eli Smith and Harrison Dwight who traveled to the Middle East to interact with Armenian Christians in the early nineteenth-century.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-603-7
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Sep 27,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 554
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-603-7
$219.00
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The early nineteenth-century saw a number of Western missionaries and scholars visit the Middle East with the intent of learning more about the peoples and cultures of various regions. One such trip was that undertaken by Eli Smith and Harrison Dwight, who traveled to the areas of Armenia, Turkey, and Georgia in order to find communities of Armenian Orthodox Christians in their native lands and to learn more about them. Smith and Dwight were sent by the American Board of Missions with the task of learning about the Armenian Christians in hope that building such a relationship would lead to further Christian mission activity in the area. The present volume is the travelogue written from the personal notes and letters of Smith and Dwight while on their journey. It provides very interesting observations on life in early nineteenth-century Armenia and surrounding areas.

The early nineteenth-century saw a number of Western missionaries and scholars visit the Middle East with the intent of learning more about the peoples and cultures of various regions. One such trip was that undertaken by Eli Smith and Harrison Dwight, who traveled to the areas of Armenia, Turkey, and Georgia in order to find communities of Armenian Orthodox Christians in their native lands and to learn more about them. Smith and Dwight were sent by the American Board of Missions with the task of learning about the Armenian Christians in hope that building such a relationship would lead to further Christian mission activity in the area. The present volume is the travelogue written from the personal notes and letters of Smith and Dwight while on their journey. It provides very interesting observations on life in early nineteenth-century Armenia and surrounding areas.

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Contributor Biography

Eli Smith

Harrison Dwight

(1803–62)

  • CONTENTS (page 7)
  • ADVERTISEMENT (page 13)
  • INTRODUCTORY MEMOIR (page 17)
  • PREFACE TO THE LETTERS (page 67)
  • DIRECTIONS (page 73)
  • GLOSSARY (page 76)
  • RESEARCHES IN ARMENIA (page 83)
  • INDEX (page 549)
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