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From the holy mountain : a journey in the shadow of Byzantium

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: London : Flamingo, 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 Dalrympleʹs 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  Read more...
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Named Person: William Dalrymple; William Dalrymple; William Dalrymple
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dalrymple
ISBN: 0006547745 9780006547747
OCLC Number: 43137270
Notes: Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 1997.
Awards: Shortlisted for Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award 1998.
Shortlisted for Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 1998.
Shortlisted for Mail on Sunday / John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 1997.
Description: xvi, 483 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Journey in the shadow of Byzantium
Responsibility: William Dalrymple.
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