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From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium

Dalrymple, William

ISBN 10: 0006547745 / 0-00-654774-5
ISBN 13: 9780006547747
Publisher: Flamingo
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover
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A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy from the author of the Samuel Johnson prize-shortlisted 'Return of a King'. In AD 587, two monks, John Moschos and Sophronius the Sophist, embarked on an extraordinary journey across the Byzantine 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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Book Description: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197 x 130 mm. Brand New Book. 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 Byzantine 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. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780006547747

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