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Title: رحلة الدكتور ليونهارت راوولف إلى طرايلس سنة 1573
Other Titles: The Physician Leonhard Rauolf’s journey to Tripoli in 1573
Le voyage du médecin Leonhard Rauolf à Tripoli en 1573
Authors: نصّار، أندريه
Keywords: ليونهارت راوولف
Leonhard Rauolf
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: University of Balamand
Part of: Chronos
Issue: 22
Start page: 167
End page: 209
A number of Arab and foreign travelers visited Tripoli city; some of them barely mentioned it, while others provided much. For example, Leonhard Rauwolf witness is important: he was a German biologist, physician, botanist, and discoverer who visited Tripoli in 1573 during a journey to Damascus, Aleppo, Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor, Baghdad, Anah, Fallujah, Hit, Kirkuk, Erbil, Armenia, Constantinople and Jerusalem. His aim was to reach India but he failed. The principal goal of his journey was gathering plants and herbs from the Middle East related to medicine, and studying their nutritional and medical benefits.
Rauwolf benefited from his pause in Tripoli, during which he observed its sights, and learned about its conditions, commercial and industrial places, and got to know the people’s customs, traditions, morals, and culture. He provided new information on the history of the city, is presented in this article.
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Type: Journal Article
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