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Keywords in our work: Understanding the Middle East | Arabic literature | Translation | Ethnography| Orientalist art| Botany| Travellers | East India Company | India and the Coromandel | Ottoman Empire | Aleppo | Egypt | Arabian Peninsula. Also | Scottish cookery | Aberdeenshire | Scottish Borders | music |
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- Information about Paul and Janet Starkey
- Full lists of most of our publications
- Information about our current research projects including Janet's book on Strathbogie and Paul's translations from Arabic to English
- Our roles in various Associations
- PDFs of various lectures on the Middle East
- Pages about culinary traditions in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire
- Pages dedicated to the Russell family and associates in the 18th century
- Short accounts about our long journeys in Europe, the Middle East and America.
ISBN 978 1 78491 916 0 (e-Pdf)
Oxford: Archaeopress, 2018.
This collection of twenty papers edited by Ines Aลกฤeriฤ-Todd, Sabina Knees, Janet and Paul Starkey has its origins in a two-day seminar organised by the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE) in conjunction with the Centre for Middle Eastern Plants at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (RBGE), with additional support from Cornucopia magazine and the Turkish Consulate General, Edinburgh. This splendidly illustrated book focuses on the botanical legacy of many parts of the former Ottoman Empire as seen and described by travellers both from within and from outside the region. The papers cover a wide variety of subjects, including Ottoman garden design and architecture; the flora of the region, especially bulbs and their cultural significance; literary, pictorial and photographic depictions of the botany and horticulture of the Ottoman lands; floral and related motifs in Ottoman art; culinary and medicinal aspects of the botanical heritage; and efforts related to conservation.
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Prices: £17.50 (excl. shipping); £21 (incl. shipping UK); £26.90 (incl. shipping Europe); £31.50 (incl. shipping Rest of the World). Paperback with Flaps pp. 348. Full colour with many illustrations. Glossary. Indexes.
2 SEPTEMBER 2017.
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