Excerpt from The Tahtar Tribes There is a people dispersed throughout western and central Asia, whose manners and habits of life are, on the one hand, materially distinct from those of the pastoral tribes of the desert, (the Bedoweens, ) and, on the other, are more than equally removed from those of the people who inhabit towns. Their condition presents much matter that is curious and interesting, considered only in itself; but it is chiefly because it offers circumstances analogous to conditions of life exhibited in the sacred Scriptures, that this volume is appropriated to them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy 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.