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Abercromby, John / A trip through the eastern Caucasus
(1889)

Contents,   pp. [xi]-xvi


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CONTENTS. 
CHAPTER VII 
FROM BISO TO TIFLIS. 
Varied Foliage-Shoeing the Horses-Tiresome Ascent-An 
Ominous Encounter-Tioneti-Its Hotel-Old        Fortress- 
Rainy Day-Religions and Customs of' the Pshavs and 
Khevsurs-A Meandering Route-Scanty Grass-A Filthy 
Resting-place - Akim's Stories - His    Illness - Re-enter 
Tiflis  ...   ...   ...    ...    ...   ...    ...  p. 180 
CHAPTER VIII. 
FROM BAKU TO DERBEND. 
First View of Derbend-Its Declining Prosperity-A Tatar Beg 
-The Town Walls and Gates-Prem6shki Kala-Prince 
Makaioff and his Collecion-Mirza 'Ali Beg-The Friday 
Mosque described-The Cemeteries-The Age of the Wall of 
Derbend-MetAgi-Kemikh-Bilg6di-How Pir Giinji re- 
ceived its Name-Gem6idi and its Cemetery-Babanu Kala- 
Skulls used as Talismans against the Evil Eye-Zil-Tatil- 
Legend about the Castle of the Seven Brothers-The Western 
End of the Wall-Difficulty of taking Bearings-Traditional 
Knowledge about the Wall-The Length of the Wall- 
Best Way of visiting it-Amjkkhli Pir and its Pleasant 
Position      ...   ...    ...    ...   ...    ...  p. 207 
CHAPTER IX. 
FROM DERBEND TO KUBACHI AND BACK. 
Native Traditions about Kub~chi-Majalis and its People-A 
Jew's Horses -Urkurak-Sighting Kubchi-Amusements 
on a Holiday-The Language of the Inhabitants-Their own 
Name for themselves-The Tombstones-Sculptured Stones 
described-Old Brass-work described-A Brass Stand identical 
with one in the South Kensington Museum-Brass Chargers 
of German Manufacture-The Modern Art of Kubiichi de- 
scribed  Reasons of its Decline-A Gnostic Ring--Collections 
of Pottery-A Medipval Arab Author on the People of 
Kubichi-Their Mode of Sepulture-Bad Harvest-Return 
to Derbend-Hints for Tourists     ...   ...   ... p. 253 


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