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Persian Life & Customs

Reverend Samuel Graham Wilson spent fourteen years in Tabriz, Persia (northwest Iran), working as a missionary under the Presbyterian Board of American Foreign Missions. Persian Life & Customs is an intimate portrait of the manners and ‘customs of a much varied land, in which customs are not only stereotyped, they are not even uniform in different parts of the country or even of the same province.’ The early chapters describe the ‘scenes and places...

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Reverend Samuel Graham Wilson spent fourteen years in Tabriz, Persia (northwest Iran), working as a missionary under the Presbyterian Board of American Foreign Missions. Persian Life & Customs is an intimate portrait of the manners and ‘customs of a much varied land, in which customs are not only stereotyped, they are not even uniform in different parts of the country or even of the same province.’

The early chapters describe the ‘scenes and places visited en route to Persia,’ whilst the later ones describe the ‘civil, religious, social, domestic, and commercial life of the people in cities, villages and tents.