On the Shores of the Mediterranean

On the Shores of the Mediterranean

Book - 1984
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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."
Publisher: London : Picador ; Boston : Little, Brown, c1984
ISBN: 9780316604222
0316604224
9780330288262
0330288261
Branch Call Number: 910.091 NEW NVD
Characteristics: 448 p. : ill., 1 map ; 25 cm

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