FEATURES OF SOCIAL LIFE IN BASRA THROUGH THE BOOKS OF TRAVELERS IN THE MODERN ERA
This research attempts to study what foreign travelers wrote about social life in Basra during modern history. Basra was the focus of interest from the travelers who visited it for different purposes. But they agreed on its importance in all respects. They presented different pictures of the aspects of its residents' social activities, especially with regard to the people's clothes, food, customs and traditions, as well as the nature of the relations that prevailed between its various components. Therefore, the books of those travels can be an important source for studying the social history of this city. Especially since travelers are interested in details that may be insignificant to the local population, such as clothes, types of food, and other details of their daily life, but travelers find them strange and important and work on writing them down. Which constitutes a historical stock for the following generations.
Keywords: Travelers European, Basra, Social Life in Basrah, Basrah in Modern History, Iraq Social Life.