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The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo

Ambrosio Bembo


In 1671, Ambrosio Bembo, a young nobleman bored with everyday life in Venice, decided to broaden his knowledge of the world through travel. That August he set off on a remarkable, occasionally hazardous, four-year voyage to Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and the Portuguese colonies of western India. His journal, translated into English in this book, is the most important new European travel account of western Asia to be published in the past hundred years. It opens a perspective on the Near East and India at a time when few Europeans traveled to these lands. Bembo's account is filled with a high s ... More

Keywords: Ambrosio Bembo, nobleman, Venice, travel, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, western India, journal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520249387
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249387.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ambrosio Bembo, author