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 Vermehrte Newe Beschreibung Der Muscowitischen und Persischen Reyse
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‘The expanded, new description of the journey to Muscovy and Persia’

Adam Olearius

Date: 1647

Original Language: German


The first edition of Adam Olearius’s 1647 travel account, Offt begehrte Beschreibung, contains 546 pages and 70 engravings, including three maps. However, it is the second edition, the Vermehrte Newe Beschreibung (1656) that will be considered here since, as its title implies, it truly is a greatly expanded version of the earlier work, with …

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Brancaforte, Elio C., “ Vermehrte Newe Beschreibung Der Muscowitischen und Persischen Reyse”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>

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