The Resource Gods of the stones : travels in the Middle East, Peter Riordan

Gods of the stones : travels in the Middle East, Peter Riordan

Label
Gods of the stones : travels in the Middle East
Title
Gods of the stones
Title remainder
travels in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Peter Riordan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The lands of the Middle East have fascinated people for centuries. When New Zealander Peter Riordan set off for the region in 2009, in the footsteps of famed English travel writer H V Morton, he knew he was embarking on the experience of a lifetime. In the 1930s, Morton undertook a series of journeys to the great religious and historical sites of the Middle East, which resulted in three books that are still in print today. Riordan's equally ambitious, and at times challenging, journey followed a similar path, taking him through Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus and Greece. Using Morton's books as his guide, he also traces the remnants of Christianity, with his observations set against the backdrop of religious, cultural and political pressures so dramatically shaping the region today. Much has changed, he discovers, but much endures fundamentally unchanged."--Back cover
Cataloging source
WAIP
Dewey number
915.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Gods of the stones : travels in the Middle East, Peter Riordan
Label
Gods of the stones : travels in the Middle East, Peter Riordan
Publication
Note
New Zealand author
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Related Authorities
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 360)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cairo fragments -- Southwards -- Felucca follies -- Secrets in the sand -- The desert fathers -- Salt air & springs -- The Eastern desert -- To the holy mountain -- Nabataean territory -- Cities of the Decapolis -- The promised land -- An unanswered plea -- Thrice holy -- Damascene interlude -- Syria lost & found -- Phoenicia today -- Cilicia -- An island divided -- Among the Turks -- The land of Ulysses
  • Cairo fragments -- Southwards -- Felucca follies -- Secrets in the sand -- Desert fathers -- Salt air & springs -- Eastern desert -- To the holy mountain -- Nabataean territory -- Cities of the Decapolis -- Promised land -- Unanswered plea -- Thrice holy -- Damascene interlude -- Syria lost & found -- Phoenicia today -- Cilicia -- Island divided -- Among the Turks -- Land of Ulysses
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 360). - Contents:Cairo fragments -- Southwards -- Felucca follies -- Secrets in the sand -- Desert fathers -- Salt air & springs -- Eastern desert -- To the holy mountain -- Nabataean territory -- Cities of the Decapolis -- Promised land -- Unanswered plea -- Thrice holy -- Damascene interlude -- Syria lost & found -- Phoenicia today -- Cilicia -- Island divided -- Among the Turks -- Land of Ulysses. -"The lands of the Middle East have fascinated people for centuries. When New Zealander Peter Riordan set off for the region in 2009, in the footsteps of famed English travel writer H V Morton, he knew he was embarking on the experience of a lifetime. In the 1930s, Morton undertook a series of journeys to the great religious and historical sites of the Middle East, which resulted in three books that are still in print today. Riordan's equally ambitious, and at times challenging, fourney followed a similar path, taking him through Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus and Greece. Using Morton's books as his guide, he also traces the remnants of Christianity, with his observations set against the backdrop of religious, cultural and political pressures so dramatically shaping the region today. Much has changed, he discovers, but much endures fundamentally unchanged."--Back cover
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 360). -Cairo fragments -- Southwards -- Felucca follies -- Secrets in the sand -- Desert fathers -- Salt air & springs -- Eastern desert -- To the holy mountain -- Nabataean territory -- Cities of the Decapolis -- Promised land -- Unanswered plea -- Thrice holy -- Damascene interlude -- Syria lost & found -- Phoenicia today -- Cilicia -- Island divided -- Among the Turks -- Land of Ulysses. -"The lands of the Middle East have fascinated people for centuries. When New Zealander Peter Riordan set off for the region in 2009, in the footsteps of famed English travel writer H V Morton, he knew he was embarking on the experience of a lifetime. In the 1930s, Morton undertook a series of journeys to the great religious and historical sites of the Middle East, which resulted in three books that are still in print today. Riordan's equally ambitious, and at times challenging, fourney followed a similar path, taking him through Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus and Greece. Using Morton's books as his guide, he also traces the remnants of Christianity, with his observations set against the backdrop of religious, cultural and political pressures so dramatically shaping the region today. Much has changed, he discovers, but much endures fundamentally unchanged."--Back cover
Control code
13835502
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20 cm.
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360 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781869537982
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(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) PALM345068
  • (OCoLC)754107322
  • (Nz)13835502

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