FAMOUS TRAVELLERS TO THE HOLY LAND: Their Personal Impressions and Reflections
compiled by Linda Osband. B&W maps (with a pull-out map) with B&W era drawings and photos. Introduction by Jan Morris.
Condition: UNREAD, but perused on the shelf, 1989 Prion (London) hardcover & DJ (in myular jacket), asumed first impression. Light tanning to DJ edges. The DJ has been taped in place, most likely to protect the pull-out map.
Content: This is a wonderful book - for both history and religon. From medieval times to the late 19th and early 20th century, the Holy Land was an ignored province of the Ottoman empire and a province of Syria. Suddenly in the 19th century, Western travellers began to make their way to "Palestine." Here are the famous travellers beginning in roughly 1951: J.T. Barclay, Gertrude Bell, James Silk Buckingham, Caroline of Brunswick, Vicomte de Chateaubriand, Robert Curzon, James Finn, William Holman Hunt, Charles Leonard Irby, Horation Herbert Kitchener, Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine, T.E. Lawrence, Edward Lear, John Macgregor,
Sir Moses Montefiore, Laurence Oliphant, Edward Robinson, Prince rudolph of Austria, Lady Hester Stanhope, Arthur Penbryn Stanley, John Lloyd Stephens, William Makepeace Thackeray, Henry Baker Tristram, Mark Twain, Comte de Volney, Charles Warren, and Sir William Wilde. Fascinating read! [1 copy available]
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