From the Holy Mountain

From the Holy Mountain

A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East

eBook - 1998
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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.
Publisher: New York :, H. Holt,, 1998.
ISBN: 9780007381326
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Feb 11, 2008

One of the best books by one of the best & most brilliant travel writers working today. Eye-opening revelation of the propagandistic rewriting of history and deliberate destruction of alternative cultures being perpetrated by totalitarian nations of the Middle East. Wonder why OPL doesn't own a single copy.

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