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The siege of Isfahan

Jean-Christophe Rufin

The siege of Isfahan

by Jean-Christophe Rufin

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJean-Christophe Rufin ; translated from the French by Willard Wood.
ContributionsWood, Willard.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ2678.U357 S2813 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination373 p. ;
Number of Pages373
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23272837M
ISBN 100393049884
LC Control Number00048953

A few years later, when the soul-stirring details of the siege of the fort of Shaykh Tabarsí were being recounted to him, he felt an irresistible impulse to throw in his lot with those heroic companions of the Báb who had risen for the defence of their Faith. Carrying his sieve in his hand, he immediately arose and set out to reach the scene. - Siege of Isfahan by Afghan forces. - Persian capital relocated from Isfahan to Mashhad. / - Famine. / - Unrest. / - Unrest. - Isfahan economy affected by opening of the Suez Canal in Egypt. - Famine. - Mass'oud Mirza Zell-e Soltan becomes governor of Isfahan.

It is a voluminous and detailed work. The small type and close line spacing made it difficult to read but if you like historical novels with well-paced plots, this book is for you. By the way, the book was so successful that the author wrote a continuation titled The Siege of s: preparing the Book of Seafaring. Süleyman the Magnificent in inflicted a brief and terrifying siege on the Habsburgs' prized city of. The leader of the fully revitalized Safavid empire, who moved the capital to the central location of Isfahan, was. Shah Ismail. The word ghazi refers to.

Rufin’s third (The Siege of Isfahan, , etc.) is based on the French colonization of Brazil, which inspired Montaigne’s essay “On Cannibalism” and his “myth of the noble savage.”In , Just and Colombe, orphaned brother and sister, are sent on an expedition to Brazil because it’s believed that they, being children, will learn the natives’ language quickly and become. The siege of Yazd () saw an army led by two of Tamerlane's grandsons defeat a rebellion centred on the city of Yazd and ended with a rare example of clemency on the part of Tamerlane. The city of Yazd is around miles to the south-east of Isfahan, and in was governed by Temouke Coutchin.


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THE SIEGE OF ISFAHAN is perhaps the perfect bedtime read for a school night. While mildly entertaining, you wouldn't be tempted to stay up and finish it in one sitting and thus lose sleep.

Physician Jean-Baptiste Poncet lives with his wife Alix in Isfahan, the capital of the decaying Persian Empire, in the first quarter of the 18th century/5(6). I also read “The Siege of Isfahan (Sauver Ispahan)” by Jean-Christophe Rufin.

It is a sequel to “The Abyssinian” which launched the literary career of this “doctor without borders” who became a member of the Académie Française/5. A luminous sequel to The Abyssinian, a headlong adventure set in the treacherous splendor of the Eastern empires.

Twenty years have passed since Jean-Baptiste Poncet's daring mission to the remote and exotic court of the King of Abyssinia. We find him now in Isfahan, capital of Persia, practicing medicine in the court of The siege of Isfahan book : Twenty years have passed since Jean-Baptiste Poncet's daring mission to the remote and exotic court of the King of Abyssinia.

We find him now in Isfahan, capital Price: $ The Siege of Isfahan Jean-Christophe Rufin, Author, Willard Wood, Translator W. Norton & Company $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. This sequel to "The Abyssinian" takes place 20 years later, as Jean-Baptistie Poncet finds himself in Isfahan, capital of Persia, practicing medicine in the court of the Shah.

Poncet's adventures include a diplomatic duel of wits with Peter the Great to save a friend imprisoned in Russia, and a face-off with the Afghan king, Mahmud.

In order to rescue his melancholy old friend Juremi, Poncet travels in disguise to Russia where he meets Peter the Great. The friends are reunited and set off together, only to be captured by nomads and sold as slaves in Afghanistan.

This is the beginning of Poncet's circuitous return to Isfahan. خرید کتاب سقوط اصفهان نویسنده ژان کریستف روفن مترجم محمد مجلسی انتشارات دنیای نو/5(5). This heavy-breathing sequel to Rufin's popular romantic adventure and surprise Prix Goncourt winner, The Abyssinian (not reviewed), takes stalwart apothecary Jean-Baptiste Poncet from his homeland to Russia (in the early 19th century), and a series of dangerous exploits that climax upon his return to Isfahan, then under attack by Afghanistan.

First Printing () A handsome and fine copy in an unclipped and very nice mylar protected dustjacket with very slight rubbing from edgewear and a slightly wrinkled front sleeve--else also would be fine.

From the author of "The Abyssinian" and translated from French. A Dumas style romp. A collectable copy. THE SIEGE OF ISFAHAN By Jean-Christophe Rufin. Norton, $ Many of the book's characters pretend they are (or are mistaken for) someone else for a time, and Poncet and Juremi are even sold as slaves in Afghanistan.

Rufin spins his story with wit and energy, leading finally to the conquering of Isfahan by Afghanistan.

This the beginning of Poncet's circuitous return to Isfahan, where his wife and daughter are trapped inside the walls by a besieging army of the Afghan king, Mahmud.

Subtle, erudite, exciting, and beautifully crafted, this is historical fiction that belongs on the shelf beside the work of Patrick O'Brian. THE SIEGE OF ISFAHAN is perhaps the perfect bedtime read for a school night.

While mildly entertaining, you wouldn't be tempted to stay up and finish it in one sitting and thus lose sleep. Physician Jean-Baptiste Poncet lives with his wife Alix in Isfahan, the capital of the decaying Persian Empire, in the first quarter of the 18th century/5.

The Siege of Isfahan, published a year after The Abyssinian, is a sequel. Based on a historical anecdote and set inThe Abyssinian told the. The Siege of Isfahan by Jean-Christophe Rufin (Paperback, ).

Author: Rufin, Jean-Christophe ISBN Title: The Siege of Isfahan Item Condition: New. Used-Very Good: The book will be clean without any major stains or markings, the spine will be in excellent shape with only minor creasing, no pages will be.

The Siege of Isfahan by Jean-Christophe Rufin ratings, average rating, 36 reviews The Siege of Isfahan Quotes Showing of 1 “No es posible mostrar a una mujer un hombre apuesto que llora sin que se diga 'Desde luego, yo le habría amado mejor” ― Jean-Christophe Rufin, The Siege of Isfahan.

Reading The Siege of Isfahan, by the French novelist Jean-Christophe Rufin, I kept thinking of the poor Persian in Paris.

Like Montesquieu's. The Siege of Isfahan. By Jean-Christophe Rufin. Norton, $ Jean-Christophe Rufin's lively sequel to ''The Abyssinian'' begins 20 years after that novel's protagonist disentangled Abyssinia.

We find him now in Isfahan, capital of Persia, practicing medicine in the court of the Shah. In order to rescue his old friend Juremi, imprisoned in the Urals, Poncet travels in disguise to Russia. Four hundred years ago, Isfahan was larger than London and more cosmopolitan than Paris.

The city's most famous bridge, Si-o Seh Pol (Bridge of 33 Arches) is nearly 1, feet long and 45 feet wide.A page-turner that won the Prix Goncourt inRufin's third offering (after The Abyssinian and The Siege of Isfahan) fits neatly into the romance novel mold of beautiful maidens, brave knights.Eṣfahān, also spelled Isfahan, capital of Eṣfahān province and major city of western Iran.Eṣfahān is situated on the north bank of the Zāyandeh River at an elevation of about 5, feet (1, metres), roughly miles ( km) south of the capital city of Tehrān.Eṣfahān first thrived under the Seljuq Turks (11th–12th century) and then under the Persian Ṣafavid dynasty (16th.