European Scientific Expeditions to the Arab World

1761-1881
Author(s): 
Klaver, Ivo
ISBN: 
9780199568895
Date published: 
May 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£95.00

Ivo Klaver discusses four major expeditions which assembled scientific data in various parts of the Arab world between 1761 and 1881. Sponsored by governments and official institutions they were aimed at satisfying a desire for national prestige in a European imperialistic context, either in the field of knowledge or in the field of trade.