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Excerpt from Islam Lands: Nubia, the Sudan, Tunisia and AlgeriaIt is suggested that my title, Islam Lands is not euphonious. Granted - but if it were so it could not be applied to the Orient. The East is a paradox, so to speak. It is charming andMoreExcerpt from Islam Lands: Nubia, the Sudan, Tunisia and AlgeriaIt is suggested that my title, Islam Lands is not euphonious. Granted - but if it were so it could not be applied to the Orient. The East is a paradox, so to speak. It is charming and shocking, picturesque and horrible- beautiful in its panoramas yet discordant in its voices and music. Therefore - to my thinking - a euphonious title would be inappropriate for this book- whereas the one I use brings to my mind and ear the clatter and clangour and all the contradictions of the lands of the waning crescent.In another work I have described the farther Orient, i.e., those lands beyond the Caspian Sea. Here, while we do not leave what might be called the nearer Orient, I think it is less known, to the thousands who sail past its shores, than those more distant sections in Central Asia. True, countless numbers have visited the cities and traversed the railways of Algeria and Tunisia.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.