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A traveller's alphabet : partial memoirs

Author: Steven Runciman
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is not a serious contribution to travel-literature. [The author has] made no attempt to interpret the way of life in the lands [he has] visited or even to describe the beauties of nature and the works of art to be found there. [His] intention is only to record [his] own experiences in a number of places to which curiosity or circumstances ... have taken [him] ... In order to give some form to these  Read more...
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Named Person: Steven Runciman; Steven Runciman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Runciman
ISBN: 050001504X 9780500015049
OCLC Number: 23376432
Description: 214 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Athos --
Bulgaria --
Cambodia and Cochin-China --
Damascus --
Egypt --
France --
The Gulf --
Hamburg, Hildesheim, Hesse --
Istanbul --
Japan --
Kodiak Island --
Los Angeles --
Morea, Monemvasia and Mistra --
Nevada --
Orta --
Philippines --
Queensland --
Roumania --
Sarawak --
Thailand --
Ur of the Chaldees --
Vancouver Island --
West Indies --
Xanadu --
Yucatan --
Zion.
Responsibility: Steven Runciman.

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This book is not a serious contribution to travel-literature. [The author has] made no attempt to interpret the way of life in the lands [he has] visited or even to describe the beauties of nature and the works of art to be found there. [His] intention is only to record [his] own experiences in a number of places to which curiosity or circumstances ... have taken [him] ... In order to give some form to these disconnected ancecdotes [the author has] arranged them alphabetically, place by place.-Prologue.

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