Tunisia and the Modern Barbary Pirates

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byHerbert Vivian

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... Chapter VII THE INSIDE OF THE CUP AND THE PLATTER The Interior--Accommodation--Fonduks--Vermin--FantasiasArt--Bicycles--An Itinerary--Tunis to Susa--Susa--Susa to Kairwan--Kairwan--Sabra--Susa to Sfax--El Jem--Sfax--Fortifications--Gabes--A Sandstorm--Wells--Jerba--Sbeitla--Thala--El Kef--Beja--The Mejerda--Dugga--Bizerta. The more I have travelled about Tunisia The Interior. the more impatient I have grown at the presence of the French. It is not mere patriotism which makes me say that an English occupation would have been a very different matter. No doubt we could not have avoided rubbing off much of the bloom of the Orient, but we should at least have set up the full polish of civilization in its place. The French have not done this, and it is only when we contrive to escape entirely from their contamination that we realize what a paradise they have spoiled. The East is the happy hunting ground of the colourist and ministers to the lust of the eyes more than to any other sense. The silvery whiteness of the houses, the exquisitely soft tints of the men's raiment, the harmonies of the native handicrafts, and the brilliancy of the contrasts at every street corner are a constant delight. It is an inexpressible relief, after being 184 hustled in European towns, to mix with men whose every instinct is courteous and whose calm dignity it seems impossible to ruffle. Accommo-The inns in the country districts, where Uon-there are any, are exceedingly primitive. They are usually kept by some Levantine who has no notions of cookery or comfort, or by some French colonist who inflates his bill with the least possible expenditure of money and politeness. Perhaps the inn which was at once the most pretentious and the most impossible in the interior, was the Hotel Sple...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... Chapter VII THE INSIDE OF THE CUP AND THE PLATTER The Interior--Accommodation--Fonduks--Vermin--FantasiasArt--Bicycles--An Iti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217651267

ISBN - 13:9780217651264

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