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The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela

Through Three Continents In The Twelfth Century

By Uri Shulevitz, 1935-

Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century

Imagine a time when streets were narrow and dirty, towns were surrounded by walls, brigands lurked alongside roads that were treacherous and few, bridges over rivers were rare, and a man setting out on a journey never knew if he would return alive. It was the year 1159 when the medieval Jewish traveler Benjamin left his native town of Tudela in northern Spain on an adventure to see the places he had read about in the Bible. He traveled for fourteen years - from Rome to Constantinople to Jerusalem to Baghdad, among others - by ship, by cart, and on foot, enduring great hardships in his quest for knowledge of other places and people.

Working from Benjamin's original chronicle, written in Hebrew, as well as other sources on the period, Uri Shulevitz captures the true spirit of this amazing adventurer, using a text written in the first person and superlative illustrations.
 
The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Publish Date

2005

ISBN

0374377545


Format: Book
Author: Shulevitz, Uri, 1935-
Summary: A fictionalized account of the travels of Benjamin, a Jewish man from Tudela, Spain, who, in 1159, set out on a fourteen-year-long journey that took him to Italy, Greece, Palestine, Persia, China, Egypt, and Sicily. Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century Imagine a time when streets were narrow and dirty, towns were surrounded by walls, brigands lurked alongside roads that were treacherous and few, bridges over rivers were rare, and a man setting out on a journey never knew if he would return alive. It was the year 1159 when the medieval Jewish traveler Benjamin left his native town of Tudela in northern Spain on an adventure to see the places he had read about in the Bible. He traveled for fourteen years - from Rome to Constantinople to Jerusalem to Baghdad, among others - by ship, by cart, and on foot, enduring great hardships in his quest for knowledge of other places and people. Working from Benjamin's original chronicle, written in Hebrew, as well as other sources on the period, Uri Shulevitz captures the true spirit of this amazing adventurer, using a text written in the first person and superlative illustrations.
Title: The travels of Benjamin of Tudela : through three continents in the twelfth century / Uri Shulevitz.
Publisher Date: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2005.
Subject: Benjamin, of Tudela, 12th cent. -- Juvenile fiction. Jews -- History -- Juvenile fiction. Middle Ages -- Juvenile fiction. Travelers -- Juvenile fiction. Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 0374377545 9780374377540
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: P Shulevitz
Oclc: 54500634
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Bib Id: 230683

Format: Book
Author: Shulevitz, Uri, 1935-
Summary: A fictionalized account of the travels of Benjamin, a Jewish man from Tudela, Spain, who, in 1159, set out on a fourteen-year-long journey that took him to Italy, Greece, Palestine, Persia, China, Egypt, and Sicily. Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century Imagine a time when streets were narrow and dirty, towns were surrounded by walls, brigands lurked alongside roads that were treacherous and few, bridges over rivers were rare, and a man setting out on a journey never knew if he would return alive. It was the year 1159 when the medieval Jewish traveler Benjamin left his native town of Tudela in northern Spain on an adventure to see the places he had read about in the Bible. He traveled for fourteen years - from Rome to Constantinople to Jerusalem to Baghdad, among others - by ship, by cart, and on foot, enduring great hardships in his quest for knowledge of other places and people. Working from Benjamin's original chronicle, written in Hebrew, as well as other sources on the period, Uri Shulevitz captures the true spirit of this amazing adventurer, using a text written in the first person and superlative illustrations.
Title: The travels of Benjamin of Tudela : through three continents in the twelfth century / Uri Shulevitz.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2005.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Benjamin, of Tudela, 12th cent. -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Jews -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Middle Ages -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Travelers -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2004040434
ISBN: 0374377545
ISBN: 9780374377540
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: P Shulevitz