Persian Letters. Translated with an Introd. and Notes, by C. J. Betts Setting & Symbolism

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Seraglio appears in Various Letters

The seraglio is the palace where Usbek lived with his wives before he went on his trip.

Ispahanappears in Various Letters

Ispahan is the Persian city where Usbek lived before his travels. It is in this city where his seraglio is located.

Qur'anappears in Various Letters

The Qur'an is the Muslim equivalent of the Christian Bible. This book contains their holy scriptures.

Troglodytesappears in Letters 11 - 14

Usbek writes a story about this fictional people to Mirza in order to illustrate a saying that he uses often about justice.

Tradition of the Doctorsappears in Letter 17

The Tradition of the Doctors is material that Mehemet Ali suggests that Usbek read. He refers to this material as one of the pure sources of intelligence.

Constitutionappears in Letter 22

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