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Letters from Egypt Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 435
ISBN: 9781593339098
Pub Date: 13 Jan 2010
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Cultures in Dialogue: Second Series
Diagnosed with tuberculosis, Lady Lucie Duff Gordon left her family in London in 1862 to take up permanent residence in Upper Egypt or the Saeed. There she wrote Letters from Egypt (1865), which offers an intimate portrayal of the social life of the Saeed, connecting happenings there with international politics and issues around race, class, nation, and gender.
Tripolitania Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781900971089
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2009
Imprint: Silphium Press
This is the first in a new series of guides to the archaeology of Libya, from prehistoric times until the invasion of the Bani Hilal in AD 1051. It deals with a region which offers the visitor not only the classical splendours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Sabratha and Lepcis Magna, but also a hinterland which is rich in standing monuments of the Punic, Roman and early Islamic periods. All are described and explained in a comprehensive gazetteer, packed full of plans and photographs, and with GPS coordinates and directions for visiting. "THE guidebook to Libya's archaeology" - David Mattingly
The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780813192468
Pub Date: 27 Oct 2009
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Interest in bourbon, America's native spirit and a beverage almost exclusively distilled in Kentucky, has never been greater. Thanks in part to the general popularity of cocktails and the marketing efforts of the bourbon industry, there are more brands of bourbon and more bourbon drinkers than ever before. In The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler provide a reader-friendly handbook featuring more than 100 recipes including seasonal drinks, after-dinner bourbon cocktails, Derby cocktails, and even medicinal toddies. The book's introduction explains how the use of specific spirits and ingredients, glassware, and special techniques, such as muddling and infusions, accentuates the unique flavor of bourbon. Much of the book is devoted to recipes and instructions for the professional or at-home bartender, from classic drinks such as the Manhattan and the Mint Julep to drinks for special occasions, including the Candy Cane, Pumpkin Eggnog, and Kentucky Bourbon Sparkler. The authors complete the work with suggested appetizer pairings, a glossary of terms, and a bibliography of bourbon-related books.
Seeing Egypt and the Holy Land Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9781593339111
Pub Date: 02 Apr 2009
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
With the characteristic compelling photographs that accompany his work, E. M. Newman here presents his unique outlook on Egypt and the Holy Land. Written with the competence of a professional travel writer, Newman takes the reader through his arrival in Egypt by ship and on a virtual tour of the noted wonders of that land. His impressions of Egypt, Palestine, the Arabian Desert and Sinai are all dutifully recorded. Finishing up with the accounts of his main New Testament sites, Nazareth, the Jordan River, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem, this travelogue contains a wealth of impressions and memories. Illustrated with over 300 photographs, this volume gives a visually descriptive tour of these ancient lands.
Christians under the Ottoman Turks Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781593339227
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2009
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Ottoman Travelers
In the 17th century Britons left their country in vast numbers - explorers, diplomats, ecclesiastics, merchants, or simply “tourists.” Only the most intrepid ventured into the faraway lands of the Ottoman Empire. Their travel narratives, best-sellers in their day, provide an entertaining but also valuable testimony on the everyday life of Orthodox Christians and their coexistence with the Turks. Greek Christians, though living under the Ottoman yoke, enjoyed greater religious freedom than many of their brothers in Christian Europe. The travelers’ intellectual curiosity about Greece opened a window on the Orthodox Church, and paved the way for future dialogue.
Wheels Across the Desert Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9781900971072
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2008
Imprint: Silphium Press
In between the search for the Poles, the climbing of Everest and the Space Race, the exploration of the Sahara - a huge swathe of terrain, the size of India - by motor car is one of the untold chapters in the story of twentieth-century exploration. Many people have become fascinated by this area since falling in love with the scenery of 'The English Patient'.
My Winter on the Nile Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 498
ISBN: 9781593337230
Pub Date: 10 Dec 2008
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
From the eyes of a novelist, Warner illustrates the drama and romance of a voyage through Egypt. Particularly attracted to the Muslim life and practice in Egypt, and the monuments of the ancient empires, Warner takes the reader through the length of the country into Ethiopia and tropical Africa. A travelogue that captures the 19th century fascination with the East, this volume will delight anyone interested in Egypt.
Kentucky Horse Country Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780813125053
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2008
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
In Kentucky Horse Country: Images of the Bluegrass, renowned photographer James Archambeault captures the natural beauty of Kentucky's Bluegrass region and the thoroughbred industry for which it is famous. Kentucky Horse Country contains 165 full-color images, from tender scenes of mares and foals grazing, to the excitement of race day at Keeneland, to gorgeous landscapes of white fences enclosing lush rolling hills. The book also includes rare photographs of some of the legendary horses that have made horse racing so exciting and popular: Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and others. The photographs in Kentucky Horse Country are accompanied by captions and narrative descriptions by Archambeault, as well as an informative introduction to the history of thoroughbreds in the Bluegrass by preeminent racing historian Edward L. Bowen. The book also includes a foreword by Kentucky native Steve Cauthen, the youngest jockey ever to win the Triple Crown. Archambeault's latest work is a Kentucky treasure, both for fans of horses and horse racing and for lovers of the beauty of the Bluegrass.
Palestine Past and Present Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 606
ISBN: 9781593335700
Pub Date: 12 Sep 2008
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
A nineteenth-century travelogue in a class by itself, Osborn’s account of his travels through the Holy Land is sprinkled with literary, biblical, and scientific observations. This work on the physical geography of the Holy Land remains undiminished despite the years since its publication.
Mammoth Cave National Park Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780813191935
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2008
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park is home to the world's longest cave system, boasting over 365 miles of explored and mapped passageways. Geologists estimate that there could be as many as 600 miles of this vast subterranean world that remain unexplored. In addition to the renowned Mammoth Cave, the park also includes over 50,000 acres of untouched hills, streams, and forests. Almost 70 miles of scenic trails cross the area, and the Green River winds through the landscape. Nearly two million visitors from all over the world come to the park each year to explore and enjoy nature. In 2003, nature photographer Raymond Klass was awarded an artist-in-residence position at the park and was granted special access to the cave and the surrounding wilderness. For nearly three months he lived in the park, taking thousands of photographs of famous cave formations such as Frozen Niagara and the Drapery Room as well as scenery and vistas not often accessible to the general public. Mammoth Cave National Park: Reflections is Klass's unique visual exploration of both the above- and belowground ecosystems within the park. With over 100 dramatic full-color photographs accompanied by Klass's commentary and extracts from his journal entries he kept while living and working in the park, the book is a celebration of this distinctive environment and of the extraordinary diversity of one of our most popular national parks.
Early Travels in Palestine Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 549
ISBN: 9781593335281
Pub Date: 29 May 2008
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
This delightful collection of travelogues from the years c. 700 – 1697 catalogues the views of European travelers and pilgrims in the Middle Ages. Wright includes a series of brief accounts from early in this period from Bishop Arculf, Willibald, and Bernard the Wise. Narratives of Saewulf, Sigurd the Crusader, and Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela give the outlook of Christian and Jewish travelers. The work concludes with the lengthier accounts of Sir John Maundeville, Bertandon de le Brocquière, and Henry Maundrell.
Palestine under the Moslems Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9781593336066
Pub Date: 29 May 2008
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Theological Archive
This detailed study of the physical layout and traditions of the Holy Land and Syria contains an enormous amount of detailed information. For readers who wish to correct their vision of the actual physical geography of Syro-Palestine, this work remains a recommended source.
Through Persia on a Side-Saddle Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 341
ISBN: 9781593335588
Pub Date: 29 May 2008
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
This written travelogue of Ella Sykes’ historic first journey across central Asia has been considered a classic of women’s studies as well as a historic travel account. Detailing the impressions of Sykes while traveling with her diplomat brother through central Asia in the nineteenth century, this illustrated volume has a wide appeal to those interested in Iran as it used to be.
The Independent Arab Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781593336721
Pub Date: 10 Oct 2007
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
Part travelogue and part memoir, this account of Major Sir Hubert Young’s time spent in the Middle East in diplomatic and military roles provides a rare insider’s look at political developments in that part of the world. Sympathetic with the rich Arabic heritage of Mesopotamia, Arabia, and what is now Jordan and Syria, Young writes a lucid narrative spanning the time from his first involvement up to the Iraqi Mandate.
Travels in Turkey, Asia-Minor, Syria, and Across the Desert into Egypt Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 684
ISBN: 9781593337247
Pub Date: 02 Oct 2007
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
A historic travelogue with an eye toward the medical conditions encountered along the way, this rare book sheds light on western Asia from a unique vantage-point. Wittman describes his journey through Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt, noting along the way the diseases suffered by the residents, and brings the world of ancient western Asia to life through his vivid writing.
Pero Tafur: Travels and Adventures 1435-1439 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781593335786
Pub Date: 30 Aug 2007
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
The remarkable narrative of the Medieval traveler Pero Tafur comes from a single manuscript written before the printing press was invented. Letts presents the journeys of Tafur through Europe and the Holy Land during the years 1435-1439 when the voyager was in his mid-twenties. A wealth of information about pre-modern Europe and Palestine await the reader of this account.