From the Holy Mountain

From the Holy Mountain

A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium

Book - 1997
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In the spring of 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 world shattered under the great eruption of Islam.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 1997
ISBN: 9780002555098
0002555093
Branch Call Number: 915.6045 DAL
Characteristics: 483 p. : ill., maps

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ser_library Mar 27, 2013

altough written in 1997, much of the text is relevant today

excellent background

well written

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