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Knowledge is light : travellers in the Near East

Author: Katherine Salahi
Publisher: Oxford ; Oakville, CT : ASTENE and Oxbow Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For thousands of years travellers wandered to, and spread out through, Egypt and the Near East, seeking trade, adventure and knowledge. For centuries travellers to - and from - the Near East carried  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Biography
biografi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Salahi
ISBN: 9781842174487 1842174487
OCLC Number: 714722610
Description: xii, 103 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction (Deborah Manley) 1. John Covel: a Levant Company Chaplain at Constantinople in the 1670s (Lucy Pollard) 2. Depictions of Islam in Seventeenth-Century English Travel Accounts (Anders Ingram) 3. Saved From Pirates (Peta Ree) 4. Willey Reveley and the Greek Revival: A Journey Through Italy, Egypt and Greece in the Years 1785 and 1786 (Patricia Usick) 5. James Rennell and his Scientific World of Observation (Janet Starkey) 6. A Journey Through the Holy Land, 1820 (Deborah Manley) 7. Death and Resurrection: the Renans in Syria (1860-61) (Geoffrey Nash) 8. Theodore Ralli's Diary on his Travel to Athos (1885) (Maria-Mirka Palioura) 9. Men in Skirts and How to Become Frank (John Chapman)
Responsibility: edited by Katherine Salahi.

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Centuries before the gap year and package holiday became cultural staples, Western travellers were making long - and often dangerous - journeys abroad, seeking knowledge, wealth and adventure. This Read more...

 
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