Adding to this list as I progress.


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Andrea, Bernadette. Women and Islam in Early Modern English Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Bosnak, Robert. Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Blunt, Anne. A Pilgrimage to Nejd. London: Century Publishing, 1985.

Chardin, Jean. A Journey to Persia. Translated and edited by Ronald W. Ferrier. New York: I.B. Tauris Publishers, 1996.

Emin, Joseph. Life and Adventures of Joseph Emin, An Armenian, Written in English by Himself.

Emin, Joseph. Life and Adventures of Joseph Emin, An Armenian, Written in English by Himself. Amy Apcar, ed. Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press, 1918.

Ghani, Cyrus. Shakespeare, Persia, and the East. New York: Mage Publishers, 2007.

Gibbs, Raymond W. Embodiment and Cognitive Science. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Hasan, Mushirul, editor. Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Khair, Tabish, Justin Edwards, Martin Leer and Hanna Ziadeh, ed. Other Routes: 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing. Oxford: Indiana University Press, 2006.

Mirza Sheikh I’tesamuddin. The Wonders of Vilayet; Being the Memoir, originally in Persian, of a Visit to France and Britain in 1765. Translated by Kaiser Haq. Leeds: Peepal Tree, 2002.

Mirza I’tisam al-Din. Shigarfnamah Vilayet. Toronto: Foundation for Iranian Studies, 2014.

شیرازی، میرزا صالح. مجموعه سفرنامه های میرزا صالح شیرازی. تصحیح و توضیح از غلامحسین میرزا صالح. تهران: نشر تاریخ ایران، ۱۳۶۴

Pieris, P. E. Ceylon and the Portuguese, 1505-1658. Tellippalai, Ceylon: American Ceylon Mission Press, 1920. On Archive.Org

Ruete, Emily. Memoirs of an Arabian Princess: An Autobiography. Translated from German by unknown translator. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888. Online at Archive.Org. Retrieved 26/04/2014.

Ruete, Emily. Memoirs of an Arabian Princess. Translated by Lionel Strachey. New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1907. Online at UPenn’s Digital Library: Retrieved 29/04/2014.

Salme, Sayyida and Emily Ruete. An Arabian Princess Between Two Worlds: Memoirs, Letters Home, Sequels to the Memoirs, Syrian Customs and Usages. Edited with an Introduction by E. van Donzel. Leiden: Brill, 1993.

Shirley, Evelyn Philip. The Sherley brothers, an historical memoir of the lives of Sir Thomas Sherley, Sir Anthony Sherley, and Sir Robert Sherley, knights (1848). Retrieved from Archive.Org 05/04/2014

Simms, Eva M. The Child in the World: Embodiment, Time and Language in Early Childhood. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2008.

Sohrabi, Naghmeh. Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Tavakoli-Targhi, Mohamad, Refashioning Iran: Orientalism, Occidentalism and Historiography. New York: Palgrave, 2001

Wright, Denis. The Persians Amongst the English: Episodes in Anglo-Persian History. London: I.B. Tauris & Co., 1985.

Zerubavel, Eviatar. Time Maps: Collective Memory and the Social Shape of the Past. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.


Amir Arjomand, Said. “Coffeehouses, Guilds and Oriental Despotism: Government and Civil Society in Late 17th to Early 18th Century Istanbul and Isfahan, and as seen from Paris and London.”

Andrea, Bernadette. “Lady Sherley: The First Persian in England?” The Muslim World. April 2005, Volume 95, Issue 2, Pp.279-295.

Andrea, Bernadette. “The Tartar Girl, the Persian Princess and Early Modern English Women’s Authorship from Elizabeth I to Mary Wroth.” In Gillier, Anke, A. Montoya (eds) Women Writing Back / Writing Women Back: Transnational Perspectives from the Late Middle Ages to the Dawn of the Modern Era. Leiden, Boston: Brill 2010.

Arthur, Kate. “‘You will say they are Persian but let them be changed’: Robert and Teresa Sherley’s Embassy to the court of James.” In MacLean, G. ed. Britain and Muslim World: Historical Perspectives. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2001.

Aslanian, Sebouh. “Trade Diaspora versus Colonial State: Armenian Merchants, the English East India Company, and the High Court of Admiralty in London, 1748-1752.” Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, V. 13 (1), 11/2003, p. 37-100

Aslanian, Sebouh. “A Reader Responds to Joseph Emin’s Life and Adventures: Notes towards a History of Reading in Late Eighteenth Century Madras.” Handes Amsorya (Vienna/Yerevan, 2012), 363-418.

Eskandari-Qajar, Manoutchehr. “Persian Ambassadors, their Circassians, and the Politics of Elizabethan and Regency England.” Iranian Studies, volume 44, number 2, March 2011.

Findley, Carter. “An Ottoman Occidentalist in Europe: Ahmed Midhat Meets Madame Gülnar, 1889.” The American Historical Review, Vol. 103, No. 1 (Feb., 1998), pp. 15-49.

Green, Nile. “Among the dissenters: reciprocal ethnography in nineteenth-century Inglistan.” Journal of Global History, Volume 4, Issue 02, July 2009, pp 293 – 315.

Matthee, Rudi. “Between Aloofness and Fascination: Safavid Views of the West.” Iranian Studies, volume 31, number2, Spring 1998. Pp 219-246

Narain, Mona. “Eighteenth‐Century Indians’ Travel Narratives and Cross‐Cultural Encounters with the West.” Literature Compass, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp. 151 – 165

Rahimieh, Nasrin. “How to Be Persian Abroad?”: An Old Question in the Postmodern Age.” Iranian Studies, Vol. 26, No. 1/2 (Winter – Spring, 1993), pp. 165-168.

امید سپهری. «شگرف نامه ولایت: گفتاری پیرامون کهن ترین دستنوشته قارسی در مورد تمدن غرب و انگلستان.» کتاب ماه تاریخ و جغرافیا، فروردین و اردیبهشت ۱۳۸۲

Schürer, Norbert. “Sustaining Identity in I’tesamuddin’s The Wonders of Vilayet.” The Eighteenth Century, Volume 52, Numbers 2, Spring 2011, pp. 137-155

Internet Resources

Persia from a Western Perspective. International Institute of Social History.

Illustrations de Les voyages de Jean Struys en Moscovie, en Tartarie, en Perse. Gallica Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Princess Salme – Behind the Veil
The Life and Writings of Sayyida Salme, Writer and Teacher (1844 – 1924)

Colonial Voyage.

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Sir John Chardin’s Travels in Persia. University of Washington.

Art of the Silkroad. University of Washington.


Paul Cobb. Traveler’s Tips from the 14th Century: The Detours of Ibn Battuta. Great Voyages Series. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology.

Ali Hatami. Haji Washington.