Year:2021   Volume: 3   Issue: 8   Area: Historical Studies

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Haider Lazim AZIZ

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.

http: //dx.doi.org/10.47832/2717-8293.8-3.31


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