This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1842. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... KURROGLOU. INTRODUCTION. The hero of the narrative of our work is Kurroglou, a Turkman Tuka, and a native of Northern Khorassan, who lived in the second half of the seventeenth century. He rendered his name famous by plundering the caravans on the great commercial road from Persia to Turkey, between the cities of Khoi and Erzerum, and still more so by his poetical improvisations. The Turkish Iliats*, or wandering tribes, transplanted at different periods, from Central Asia into the vast pasture tracts scattered from the Euphrates to the Merve river, carefully preserve his poetry, and the memory of his actions. He is their model warrior, --their national model bard, in the whole signification of those terms. The ruins * Hiat, the Persian plural of the Turkish word it, tribe, family. This general name designates the wandering nations of Persia, and particularly the tribes of Tatar descent, which were, in various times, by various sovereigns, transplanted from the Middle Asia into Northern Persia. of the fort of Chamly-bill, built by Kurroglou, are pointed out to the present day, in the delightful valley of Salmas, a district in the province of Aderbaidjan. At the present day, scarcely any festival can pass without the recital of his love songs. During the intestine quarrels and struggles for independence of the above-mentioned Iliats with their Persian masters, when the two hostile armies are going to meet, before they engage in battle, they animate each other, and scoff at their opponents; the Persians, by singing passages from the Shah-nama; the Iliats, by shouting the war songs of Kurroglou. Under the windows of the shah's palace, when the trumpets and drums of the Nekkara-Khana* flourish a farewell to the setting sun, the musicians usually play the war..