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François Bernier

(1625—1688)

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Achabal

Achabal  

Anantnag (Islamabad), Kashmir, lies to the south-east of Srinagar, where the Vale of Kashmir dies out against the mountains. The site is that of an ancient spring, Akshavala, which pours ...
Aurangzeb

Aurangzeb  

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(1618–1707),Mogul emperor of Hindustan 1658–1707, who increased the Mogul empire to its greatest extent, and who assumed the title Alamgir (‘Conqueror of the World’). His reign was a period of great ...
Bernier, François

Bernier, François (1620–88)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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(1620–88).

French physician and traveller. Author of an Abrégé de la philosophie de Gassendi, he frequented

Bernier, François

Bernier, François (1625–88)   Reference library

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The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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(1625–88), French author, physician, and traveller whose vivid descriptions of what he saw in India and Kashmir in

Marguerite Hessein de La Sablière

Marguerite Hessein de La Sablière  

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(c. 1636–1693).After she had obtained a legal separation from her inconstant husband, this well‐educated daughter of a wealthy Protestant family created a famous salon. There, philosophical and ...
Pierre Gassendi

Pierre Gassendi  

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(1592–1655)French philosopher and mathematician. Born in Provence and educated as a priest, Gassendi taught at Digne and at Aix before being appointed to the chair of mathematics at the Royal College ...
travel Writing

travel Writing  

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Early examples of travel writing widely popular in Britain included the fabulous 14th‐cent. travel book ascribed to Sir John Mandeville, and the supposedly factual accounts of Marco Polo's journey to ...

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