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From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East

Dalrymple, William

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ISBN 10: 0805058737 / ISBN 13: 9780805058734
Published by Henry Holt and Company, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hard Cover -- VG/VG -- Ex-Library -- Book and dust jacket show only light wear -- n 483 pages with index and sections of photography -- Stated First American Edition w/full # string and original price present. Bookseller Inventory # 313892

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Title: From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the ...

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Ex-Library

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In 587 AD, two monks set off on an extraordinary 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. On the way, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps.

Dalrymple's pilgrimage takes 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, and it becomes an elegy to the slowly dying civilization of Eastern Christianity and to the peoples that have kept its flame alive. From the Holy Mountain is a rich and gripping bl of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, threaded through with Dalrymple's unique sense of black comedy.

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William Dalrymple is the award-winning author of the British best-sellers In Xanadu and The City of Djinns. He divides his time between London, Edinburgh, and Delhi.

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