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From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium (Text Only)

From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium (Text Only) (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

By Dalrymple, William

A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy familiar to readers of William Dalrymple's previous work. In AD 587, two monks, John Moschos and Sophronius the Sophist, embarked on an extraordinary journey across the Byzan...tine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. Their aim: to collect the wisdom of the sages and mystics of the Byzantine East before their fragile world shattered under the eruption of Islam. Almost 1500 years later, using the writings of John Moschos as his guide, William Dalrymple set off to retrace their footsteps. Taking in a civil war in Turkey, the ruins of Beirut, the tensions of the West Bank and a fundamentalist uprising in Egypt, William Dalrymple's account is a stirring elegy to the dying civilisation of Eastern Christianity.
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ISBN 9780007381326
Published 21 Jun 2012
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780007381326
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperPress
Released 21 Jun 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Dalrymple, William
Category World History
Travel & Holiday
Travel Writing
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 915.60453
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical reenactments, Middle East
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade