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Searches for an imaginary kingdom : the legend of the kingdom of Prester John

Author: Lev Nikolaevič Gumilev
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, cop. 2009, 1987.
Series: Past and present publications
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The so called 'Kingdom of Prester John' was a Christian power thought to exist in Central Asia at the time of the twelfth-century crusades. At a deeper level, for the steppe peoples it constitutes a  Read more...

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Named Person: David, empereur d'Éthiopie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lev Nikolaevič Gumilev
ISBN: 9780521108799 0521108799
OCLC Number: 762325214
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 379-387.
Description: 1 vol. (XIX-403 p.) : ill., cartes ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction; Foreword; Translator's notes; Part I. The Trefoil of the Writing Desk: 1. Overcoming the study of letters; 2. An excursion into geography; 3. The road through history; Part II. The Trefoil of the Bird's Eye View: 4. The dark century (861-960); 5. The shattered silence (961-1100); 6. Foreshadowing the legend's hero (1100-1143); Part III. The Trefoil of the Barrow: 7. The courage and ruin of King David (1143-1218); 8. The loss of a dream (1218-1259); 9. Dealing with the Conquerors (1259-1312); Part IV. The Trefoil of the Mouse-hole: 10. The tastes and sympathies of the author of the secret history; 11. Jamuqa-sechen under investigation; 12. Two in one; Part V. The Trefoil of the Tree of Thought: 13. An attempt to overcome self-deception; 14. A space-time scheme; 15. Construction of hypotheses; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Past and present publications
Other Titles: Poiski vymyshlennogo tsarstva.
Responsibility: L.N. Gumilev ; translated by R.E.F. Smith.
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