The Pilgrim: The Journeys of Pietro Della Valle Pietro Della Valle

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Published: 1989

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303 pages


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The Pilgrim: The Journeys of Pietro Della Valle  by  Pietro Della Valle

The Pilgrim: The Journeys of Pietro Della Valle by Pietro Della Valle
1989 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 303 pages | ISBN: | 7.69 Mb

This book describes the travels of Pietro de la Valle who was born in Rome in 1586 and whose travels took him to Constantinople, Asia Minor, Egypt, Palestine, Baghdad - where he married an Assyrian Christian in 1616 - and Persia. In 1621 he went fromMoreThis book describes the travels of Pietro de la Valle who was born in Rome in 1586 and whose travels took him to Constantinople, Asia Minor, Egypt, Palestine, Baghdad - where he married an Assyrian Christian in 1616 - and Persia.

In 1621 he went from Ispahan to Shiraz and then the Gulf of Ormuz. Thereafter he travelled extensively in India, Cyprus, Malta and Sicily. In 1626 he came from Naples to Rome where he lived, fathering 14 sons, till he killed one of the Popes servants, and had to flee the city. He died peacefully in 1652.A member of a noble Roman family, Pietro della Valle began travelling in 1614 at the suggestion of a doctor, as an alternative to suicide after a failed love affair.

The letters describing his travels in Turkey, Persia and India were addressed to this advisor.



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