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    DescriptionIn 587 a.d., 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 and composes "an evensong for a dying civilization" --"Kirkus Reviews, " starred review

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    From the Holy Mountain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dalrymple
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805061772
    ISBN 10: 0805061770

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    LC classification: DS49.7 .D24 1999
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    Edition statement
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    15 March 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    William Dalrymple is the award-winning author of the British bestsellers" In Xanadu" and "The City of Djinns." He divides his time between London, Edinburgh, and Delhi.
    Review quote
    "Elegant, poignant . . . courageous . . . pitting the idealism of the past against the hatred, dispossession, and denial of the present." --Karen Armstrong, author o"f History of God" "This splid book should take its rightful place on the same shelf as Chatwin's In Patagonia. [It is] rich with the poetry of antique places and transports the fascinated reader smoothly into a vanishing world . . . There are, finally, innumerable wonderful stories in From the Holy Mountain." --Michael Dirda, "The Washington Post Book World" "Dalrymple is a born travel writer, with a nose for adventure and a reporter's healthy skepticism. His quirky, exhilarating mosaic will appeal to readers of all faiths." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)