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Author Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert), Sir, 1830-1916.

Title A History of the Abyssinian expedition / by Clements R. Markham ; with a chapter containing an account of the mission and captivity of Mr. Rassam and his companions / by Lieutenant W. F. Prideaux
Published London : Macmillan and co., 1869


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 ADPML SPC  963.04 Mar/Hot 1869  LIB USE ONLY
Description xii, 484 pages : 3 folded maps. 2 plans (1 folded) ; 22 cm
Contents Note on the spelling, accentuation, and pronunciation of certain Abyssinian words, together with some errata -- Early Abyssinian history. The Portuguese expedition under Cristoforo da Gama -- Abyssinia in the present century. The Emperor Theodore. Imprisonment of Consul Cameron -- The mission and captivity of Mr. Rassam and his companions / by Lieutenant W.F. Prideaux, of the Bombay Staff Corps -- Preliminary operations of Colonel Merewether and the advanced brigade -- Country from Senafé to Adigerat -- The march from Mulkutto to Adigerat -- Description of the region between Adigerat and the Takkazyè -- The march from Adigerat to the Wadela Plateau -- Description of the Wadela and Dalanta Plateaux. Topography of Mágdala. Amba Geshen. March of Theodore from Debra Tabor to Mágdala. March of the English across the Plateaux to the Beshilo Ravine -- Action at Arogyè. Release of the captives. Fall of Mágdala. Death of the King -- Description of Mágdala. Burial of Theodore. Arrangements with his Queen and Chiefs. Liberation of the captive chiefs. Exodus of the King's followers. Destruction of Mágdala. The Galla Queens. Capture of Mashesha. Aficho Camp. Commencement of the return march. Work of the troops in the rear. Railway. Roads. Indian cavalry. Conduct of Walda Yasoos. Return march. Death of the Queen. Kâsa. Wakshûm Gobazyé. Death of Mr. Dufton. Arrangements for embarkation. Conclusion -- Appendix A: Altitude of places in Abyssinia / fixed by C.R. Markham -- Appendix B: Meteorological observations in Abyssinia / by C.R. Markham -- Appendix C: Thermometrical observations (chiefly at Mágdala) / by Dr. Blanc
Notes "R. Clay, sons, and Taylor, printers"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert), Sir, 1830-1916 -- Travel -- Ethiopia.
Rassam, Hormuzd, 1826-1910.
Abyssinian Expedition (1867-1868)
Ethiopia -- History.
Ethiopia -- Description and travel.
Ethiopia -- History -- 1490-1889.
Ethiopia -- History -- 19th century.
Author Prideaux, W. F. (William Francis), 1840-1914.
Macmillan & Co., publisher
R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, printer
LC no. 05008808