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Englishman Moor and the Holy City
     

Englishman Moor and the Holy City

by Joan Taylor
 

In 1601, an English traveler sets off into the unknown to discover the East. Leaving behind a wife and children, he journeys to Alexandria, overland to Cairo and then to Gaza, encountering plots against his life and racing camels along the way. But Henry Timberlake then meets a companion who will change his life. A Moroccan Moor on his way to Mecca saves Timberlake

Overview

In 1601, an English traveler sets off into the unknown to discover the East. Leaving behind a wife and children, he journeys to Alexandria, overland to Cairo and then to Gaza, encountering plots against his life and racing camels along the way. But Henry Timberlake then meets a companion who will change his life. A Moroccan Moor on his way to Mecca saves Timberlake's life, not once, but twice, and they become friends and travelling companions as the Moor detours to join the explorer in his voyage of discovery. In this fascinating true story of a seventeenth-century adventurer, Joan Taylor explores the relationship between East and West, Islam and Christianity at the foundation of the modern world. She provides a vivid picture of Jerusalem and the old Middle East at the time of the Ottoman Empire, and brings to life the true tale of friendship between two very different people whose paths happened to cross on the road to adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752440095
Publisher:
Tempus Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Joan Taylor is an Anglo-Danish New Zealander now living in England. She is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand and gained her PhD at Edinburgh University in Early Church/Jewish Studies. In 1995 she won the coveted Irene Levi-Sala Award for her book Christians and the Holy Places.

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