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- DescriptionCombining history and travel narrative, Nicholas Woodsworth journeys around the eastern edge of the Mediterranean, the sea which gave birth to Western civilisation. This sea, he says, should t be seen as an empty space surrounded by Europe, Asia and Africa, but as a continent in its own right, a place from whose coastlines people look, t outwards to distant countries or that capitals but inwards across the water to each other. The Mediterranean has its own culture, its own life, its own way of being. Setting out from Alexandria, in a journey marked by lively and unpredictable encounters, Woodsworth discovershidden corners of Venice, before arriving at Istanbul, where he installs himself in a former Benedictine monastery. In all these places he finds traces of a vibrant and cosmopolitan heritage, and asks what these cities and their inhabitants owe to the sea.
- Author BiographyNicholas Woodsworth was Africa Correspondent of the Financial Times. His travelogues include Crossing Jerusalem: Journeys at the Centre of the World's Trouble and Seeking Provence: Old Myths, New Paths.
- Author(s)Nicholas Woodsworth
- PublisherThe Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
- Date of Publication20/02/2015
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe Armchair Traveller at the BookHaus
- Weight272 g
- Width125 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine25 mm
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