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''Handbook of Mesopotamia. Vol. I. 1916'' [‎8] (17/377)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (186 folios). It was created in 1916. It was written in English, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Armenian, Kurdish and Syriac. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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This volume is A Handbook of Mesopotamia, Volume I, General (Admiralty War Staff Intelligence Division: August 1916). It is an introductory volume containing matter of a general nature giving an account of conditions in Mesopotamia. The volume includes a note on official use, title page and ''Note''. There is a page of ''Contents'' and includes the following chapters and sections:

  • Chapter 1: Boundaries and Physical Features;
  • Chapter 2: Climate;
  • Chapter 3: Minerals;
  • Chapter 4: Fauna and Flora;
  • Chapter 5: Hygiene;
  • Chapter 6: History;
  • Chapter 7: Inhabitants;
  • Chapter 8: Religions;
  • Chapter 9: Administration;
  • Chapter 10: Irrigation of Irak Iraq;
  • Chapter 11: Agriculture;
  • Chapter 12: Commerce and Industry;
  • Chapter 13: Currency, Weights and Measures;
  • Chapter 14: Communication and Transport;
  • Transliteration of Arabic, Persian and Turkish Names;
  • Vocabularies;
  • Index.

There is a List of Maps which includes:

  • Map 1: Administrative Divisions and Chief Towns;
  • Map 2: Racial Divisions;
  • Map 3: Area Available for Irrigation.
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1 volume (186 folios)
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The volume is arranged according to numbered chapters. There is a page of contents and an alphabetically arranged index at the end of the volume. A list of maps appears following the table of contents.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the first folio and terminates at the last folio; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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English, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Armenian, Kurdish and Syriac in Latin and Arabic script
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