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From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East - William Dalrymple
From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East
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In 587, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world. 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.... show more
In 587, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world. 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. More than 1,000 years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps. A rich and gripping blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, this work is threaded with Dalrymple's unique send of black comedy. 32 photos. 496 pp.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780805061772 (0805061770)
ASIN: 805061770
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
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bookshelves: history Read in January, 1997 Hana has done some fab research into things. Her review here 'Mor Gabriel is an ancient Syrian Orthodox monastery in Southeastern Turkey, founded in 397 AD on the ruins of a Zoroastrian temple. When Dalrymple visited in 1994 the monastery was already u...
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