Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

Author: John Lewis Burckhardt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108069588
Release Date: 2011-06-02
Genre: History

Burckhardt's journals reveal nineteenth-century 'Arabian life and manners in every degree, from the Bedouin camp to the populous city'.

Travels in Syria and the Holy Land

Author: John Lewis Burckhardt
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 0554228904
Release Date: 2008-08
Genre: Travel

The name of Rafa is still preserved near a well in the desert at six hours march to the southward of Gaza where among many remains of of ancient buildings two erect granite columns are supposed by the natives to mark the division between Africa and Asia.

Travels in Syria and the Holy Land Scholar s Choice Edition

Author: John Lewis Burckhardt
ISBN: 1296049647
Release Date: 2015-02-16

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Travels in Nubia

Author: John Lewis Burckhardt
ISBN: OXFORD:305765208
Release Date: 1819
Genre: Nubia

Innocence and War

Author: Ian Strathcarron
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486490403
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author retraces Mark Twain's footsteps in The innocents abroad, travelling across the Middle East and reflecting on the similarities and differences wrought in the region over the past 150 years.

From the Holy Mountain

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307948922
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Travel

In the spring of A.D. 587, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist embarked on a remarkable expedition across the entire Byzantine world, traveling from the shores of Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. Using Moschos’s writings as his guide and inspiration, the acclaimed travel writer William Dalrymple retraces the footsteps of these two monks, providing along the way a moving elegy to the slowly dying civilization of Eastern Christianity and to the people who are struggling to keep its flame alive. The result is Dalrymple’s unsurpassed masterpiece: a beautifully written travelogue, at once rich and scholarly, moving and courageous, overflowing with vivid characters and hugely topical insights into the history, spirituality and the fractured politics of the Middle East.

We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land

Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781849830652
Release Date: 2010-02-18
Genre: Social Science

President Carter has been a student of the biblical Holy Land all his life. For the last three decades, as president of the United States and as founder of The Carter Center, he has studied the complex and interrelated issues of the region's conflicts and has been actively involved in reconciling them. He knows the leaders of all factions in the region who will need to play key roles, and he sees encouraging signs among them. Carter describes the history of previous peace efforts and why they fell short. He argues persuasively that the road to a peace agreement is now open and that it has broad international and regional support. Most of all, since there will be no progress without courageous and sustained U.S. leadership, he says the time for progress is now. President Barack Obama is committed to a personal effort to exert that leadership, starting early in his administration. This is President Carter's call for action, and he lays out a practical and achievable path to peace.