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Lonely Planet on the Shores of the Mediterranean (Lonely Planet Journeys)

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As they travel around the sea at the center of Western history, Eric Newby and his wife Wanda visit not only the better-known Mediterranean sights and cities but also venture into places where Westerners are few: Albania under Hoxha, the holy Muslim city of Fez, and a country about to disappear in civil war - the former Yugoslavia. Eric Newby entertains and enlightens as he follows in the footsteps of Cleopatra and St John, and waits for a meeting with Colonel Gaddafi. With his customary flair for description, he is equally at easy pondering King David's choice of Jerusalem as the site for a capital city or enjoying a meal cooked by one of France's finest chefs. His acute curiosity and encyclopedic knowledge combine to make absorbing reading, whether he is explaining the workings of a defunct Turkish harem or the contemporary Mafia. From antiquity to the present, Eric Newby's erudite, engaging tale is not a simple tour but a tour de force.

Synopsis:

Starting in Naples and circling clockwise, Eric Newby explores the civilizations of the Mediterranean. A compelling portrait of the region from one of the great travel writers of our time.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-494) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780864426215
Author:
Newby, Eric
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Location:
Melbourne :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Mediterranean region
Edition Description:
Us Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys Travel Literature
Series Volume:
no. 542
Publication Date:
19981001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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