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From the Holy Mountain

A Journey Among The Christians Of The Middle East

By William Dalrymple

In 587 AD, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps.

Dalrymple's pilgrimage takes him through a bloody civil war in eastern Turkey, the ruins of Beirut, the vicious tensions of the West Bank, and a fundamentalist uprising in southern Egypt, and it becomes an elegy to the slowly dying civilization of Eastern Christianity and to the peoples that have kept its flame alive. From the Holy Mountain is a rich and gripping bl of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, threaded through with Dalrymple's unique sense of black comedy.

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Publish Date

1998

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0805058737


Format: Book
Author: Dalrymple, William
Title: From the holy mountain : a journey among the Christians of the Middle East / William Dalrymple.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
Subject: Christians -- Middle East Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 Middle East -- Description and travel Middle East -- Ethnic relations
Isbn: 0805058737 (hb : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 915.4 Dal
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Format: Book
Author: Dalrymple, William
Title: From the holy mountain : a journey among the Christians of the Middle East / William Dalrymple.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
Description: x, 483 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Christians -- Middle East
Subjects: Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
Subjects: Middle East -- Description and travel
Subjects: Middle East -- Ethnic relations
Notes: Map on endpapers.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 464-474) and index.
LCCN: 97042800
ISBN: 0805058737 (hb : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 915.4 Dal