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From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium By William Dalrymple

From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium
by William Dalrymple

In the spring of 587 AD, two monks set off on a journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. More than a thousand years later, using their writings as a guide, William Dalrymple set off to retrace their steps.
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From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium Summary


More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple set off to retrace their footsteps. Despite centuries of isolation, a surprising number of the monasteries and churches visited by the two monks still survive today, surrounded by often hostile populations. Dalrymple's pilgrimage took him through a bloody civil war in eastern Turkey, the ruins of Beirut, the vicious tensions of the West Bank and a fundamentalist uprising in southern Egypt. His book is an elegy to the slowly dying civilization of Eastern Christianity and the peoples that have kept its flame alive.

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Sku
GOR001291076
Title
From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
352
ISBN 10
0002555093
ISBN 13
9780002555098
Prizes
Short-listed for Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award 1998 Short-listed for Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 1998 Short-listed for Mail on Sunday / John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 1997
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