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Persia Revisited

With Remarks on H.I.M. Mozuffer-Ed-Din Shah, and the Present Situation in Persia

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,474 / 129 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.8
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 312
Added to site: 2004.08.01 8906
Genre: History

in bearing separate burdens; but they cannot work together and make a joint effort to raise heavy loads, beyond the power of one man. Singly, they are able to lift and carry eighteen poods, Russian weight, equal to six hundred and forty-eight pounds English.

In the newspaper correspondence on the burning Armenian Question, I have seen allusion made to the poor physique of the Armenian people; but as far as my observation goes in Persia, Russian Armenia, and the Caucasus, there is no marked difference between them and the local races, and on the railway between Baku and Tiflis Armenian porters of powerful form are common, where contract labour rates attract men stronger than their fellows.

Though much of the wealth which has come out of the Baku oil-fields has been carried away by foreign capitalists, yet much remains with the inhabitants, and the investment of this has promoted trade in the Caspian provinces, and multiplied the shipping. There are now between one hundred and eighty and two hundred stea



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