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'Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars' [‎177] (174/466)

The record is made up of 1 volume (390 pages). It was created in 1885. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: Printed Collections.


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PART rv.
Detailed Eoad Eeports.
Eoute No. 1.
Muhammerah to Tehran vid Shustar, Dizful, Khoramabad^ Bumjird, Sul-
tanabad, and Kum.
Eoute No. 2.
Kum to Gulpaigan.
Eoute No. 3.
Gulpaig-an to Bumjird vid Chaman-i-Sultan, skirting the Bakhtiari hills.
Eoute No. 3 {a).
Gulpaigan to the Zarda Kuh, and thence by the Zaindarud Valley to Isfa
Eoute No. 4.
Isfahan to Behbahan and Bandar-Dilam through the Kuhgehlu hills.
Eoute No. 4 A.
Bandar-Dilam to Bushire.
-ZV.B.—The roads enumerated in this report must not be considered to be the only ones
traversing the mountains of Luristan; the Iliyat Lurs move in all directions across them, at
favourable seasons of the year, accompanied by their flocks.
The only roads practicable to an army accompanied by mule carriage
are fully described in the body of the work or Appendix A.
The routes given in detail were traversed by means of a pocket compass
for direction. Distances were determined by time (by watch) and rate of speed
and checked by enquiries, and by latitudes and longitudes worked out relatively
to Muhammerah, Kum, Isfahan, and Bandar-Dilam [see page 114),
The Eoad Eeports are copies of the field book kept, written on the spot and
on horseback.
Times are in all cases given as they serve to indicate the difficulties of the
road. Persian mules, over a good track, travel at the rate of three miles an
hour. As regards the value of information given by Persians {see page 112).
That contained in the following report has been, as far as possible,
For descriptions of the tribes met with en route, see Part II.
^ For a description of the geology of the country to the south of the line
Burujird-Isfahan, see Appendix C.
This appendix should be read in conjunction with the road reports, as it very
fully describes the characters of the strata passed over.
Precis of the Road Reports will he found in the Revised Gazetteer of Persia

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Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars by Major and Bt. Lieut-Col. Mark S. Bell, V.C., R.E.

Publication Details: Simla: Government Central Branch Press, 1885. Prepared in the Intelligence Branch of the Quarter Master General's Department in India.

Physical Description: 3 maps in end pockets. 41 plates.

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1 volume (390 pages)

This volume contains a table of contents giving chapter headings and page references.

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Dimensions: 245mm x 150mm

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