Taking the 'Acts of the Apostles' as his guidebook, H. V. Morton retraces the steps of St Paul from his birthplace at Tarsus to the scene of his martyrdom in Rome. Morton's account of lands once under the unity of the Roman Empire was written in the 1930s, as both a travelogue and a history.
In the early 1930s, H.V. Morton retraced the steps of St Paul from his birthplace at Tarsus to the scene of his martyrdom in Rome. 'The modern traveller who takes the Acts of the Apostles as his guide-book, as I have done,' writes Morton in his Introduction, 'journeys into a part of the world which once enjoyed the unity of the Roman Empire and is now divided among many nations.' But, as his remarkable book reveals, the essential nature of the sites he visited has not altered. Alive with discovery, anecdote and humour this is at once travelogue and history of the highest order. From Syria through Turkey, Macedonia, Greece, Rhodes, Malta and Italy, 'In the Steps of St Paul' is an outstanding guide for any traveller, and the vivid, resonant account of a very personal pilgrimage. 'In the Steps of St Paul' is the second volume in Morton's famous trilogy, which also includes 'In the Steps of the Master' and 'Through Lands of the Bible'.