ISBN 9780143031086,From The Holy Mountain : A Journey In The Shadow Of Byzantium

From The Holy Mountain : A Journey In The Shadow Of Byzantium



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780143031086

ISBN-10 0143031082


Number of Pages 504 Pages
Language (English)

Travel & holiday

ted dunes of Egypt, they travel collecting the tales of the stylites and the desert dwellers. They have to hurry, for they have little time left to save precious relics and manuscripts from obscure monasteries, from present-day Turkey to Egypt. They walked under the shadow of the impending flag of Islam which would take over most of the empire in the years to come. William Dalrymple retraces their journey through the writings they left behind, etching into history a tale fit to become an evensong for a perishing civilization. About William Dalrymple William Dalrymple is a British historian, writer, art historian and speaker. One of the co-founders and co-directors of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, Dalrymple was appointed a Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in the Humanities by Princeton University. Dalrymple is an acclaimed historian and a graduate of Ampleforth College and Trinity College, Cambridge. He has also written In Xanadu, City of Djinns, The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King - The Battle for Afghanistan.