An Arabian Princess Between Two Worlds: Memoirs, Letters Home, Sequels to the Memoirs : Syrian Customs and Usages

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BRILL, Jan 1, 1993 - History - 549 pages
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Princess Salme, daughter of Sa'id ibn Sultan, ruler of Oman and Zanzibar, was born in Zanzibar on August 30, 1844. In 1866 she fled to Aden where she was baptized with the Christian name Emily and where she married the German merchant Rudolph Heinrich Ruete. In Hamburg three children were born. Her husband died in 1870, and after that she lived in several cities in Germany. In 1885 and again in 1888 she went to Zanzibar. Between 1889 and 1914 she lived in Jaffa and Beirut, and afterwards again in Germany. She died in Jena in 1924. The present work contains a short biography of Princess Salme/Emily Ruete and of her son Rudolph Said-Ruete, a new English translation of her "Memoirs," and an English version of her other writings, unpublished so far: "Letters Home," "Sequels to the Memoirs" and "Syrian Customs and Usages,"
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
marck period
34
Sultans of Oman and Zanzibar 17491856
141
Letters Home
407
Sequels to My Memoirs
511
Syrian Customs and Usages
523
List of Illustrations
531
Index
537
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