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The Resource How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640, Anne Wolff, (electronic resource)

How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640, Anne Wolff, (electronic resource)

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How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640
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How many miles to Babylon?
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travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640
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Anne Wolff
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eng
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Wolff, Anne
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DT51
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.W645 2003eb
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  • Travelers
  • Europeans
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
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"After the conflicts of the Crusades, increasing numbers of western merchants established trading companies in Egypt to channel the lucrative spices and oriental luxuries into Europe. Besides these traders, Christian pilgrims also travelled to Egypt, drawn to sites associated with the Holy Family in Cairo, St. Mark in Alexandria and St. Catherine in Sinai. Many of these merchants and pilgrims left first-hand accounts of their experiences, and these stories are the basis for How Many Miles to Babylon?" "Among the visitors were Emanuel Piloti, a Venetian merchant from Crete, whose endearing personality won him widespread affection from fellow traders and Muslims alike; Christopher Harant, a nobleman from Prague, who survived the perils of the desert journey across the Sinai desert to the Monastery of St. Catherine, only to be robbed by brigands on the return journey; and Johann Wild, a German soldier captured by the Turks and sold in the Cairo slave market to a tyrannical Persian merchant." "These accounts portray an Egypt ruled by the despotic Mamluk sultans and the early Ottoman governors, a society at once cruel and sophisticated, dangerous and alluring. The Europeans' wonderment at the exotic flora and fauna, the ancient ruins of temples and pyramids and the astonishing summer rise of the Nile to irrigate the crops and replenish the lakes and waterways of Cairo is well conveyed by these travellers' tales. How Many Miles to Babylon? is a picture of the people, customs and culture of Egypt from the fourteenth to the beginning of the seventeenth century."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640, Anne Wolff, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-296) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000173508
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unknown
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xiv, 311 p.
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9780853236580
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ill., maps.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000173508
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How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640, Anne Wolff, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-296) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000173508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 311 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780853236580
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000173508

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