The Linen Goddess: Travels from the Red Sea to Prizren

The Linen Goddess: Travels from the Red Sea to Prizren

by Sheila Paine

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Overview


This third volume of Sheila Paine’s odyssey takes her through war-torn Eritrea and Somalia, past the ancient rock churches of Ethiopia and the tiny pyramids of Sudan, through Egypt and across the Mediterranean to Greece, ending in the bandit land of Albania. It is an adventure across the fault lines of history and religion too, as the "Linen Goddess" fades and reappears from view. And after a journey through some of the least visited and most dangerous parts of the world, Paine finally catches up with the goddess surprisingly close to home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781873429877
Publisher: Pallas Athene (UK)
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Series: Out of Central Asia Trilogy
Pages: 223
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface9
Map11
The Quest13
Eritrea19
Map18
Massawa19
Asmara24
Ethiopia33
Tigray33
Axum36
Of J. Theodore Bent, Amulets and Goddesses39
The Tourist Trail: Lalibela46
Gondar49
Blue Nile Falls50
Addis Ababa52
Harar53
South of Addis60
Sudan63
The Way There63
Over the Border70
Kassala73
The Red Sea74
Khartoum76
Kingdoms of the Nile81
To Wadi Halfa88
On to Egypt93
Egypt99
Linen and Guns99
Oases of the Western Desert104
Siwa112
The Lower Nile125
Alexandria128
At Sea133
Map132
Mr and Mrs Bent136
Greece141
Map140
Western Crete141
Nafplio143
Athens145
The North: The Sarakatsani151
The Vlachs153
Albania161
Map160
Gjirokaster161
In Circles: Butrint171
The South East174
Elbasan178
Berat180
Kruje186
Shkoder190
Blood Feuds and the way out197
Kosovo203
The Border203
Prizren206
Halifax211
Bibliography215
Index219

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