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The Land of Moab: Travels & Discoveries on the East Side of the Dead Sea & Jordan Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781593330811
Pub Date: 04 Oct 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
The object of Tristram's expedition was a careful examination of the then-contemporary state of a country frequently referred to in the Old Testament, and intimately connected with Jewish history, but which had not been traversed at leisure by any explorer since the fall of the Roman empire.
Narrative of a Visit to the Syrian [Jacobite] Church of Mesopotamia Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781593330224
Pub Date: 11 Jun 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Southgate's encounters with the Syriac-speaking Christians of Turkey shed a light on the life and status of this ancient Christian minority.
Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia Cover Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia Cover
Format: 
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781593330019
Pub Date: 13 Mar 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Pages: 532
ISBN: 9781593330026
Pub Date: 13 Mar 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Layard relates fascinating tales of his adventures in Persia and Mesopotamia before the discovery of Nineveh.
Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia Cover Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia Cover
Format: 
Pages: 532
ISBN: 9781593330026
Pub Date: 13 Mar 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781593330019
Pub Date: 13 Mar 2003
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Layard relates fascinating tales of his adventures in Persia and Mesopotamia before the discovery of Nineveh.
A Pilgrimage to Nejd, The Cradle of the Arab Race (vol 1) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781931956895
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2002
Imprint: Gorgias Press
This book documents the journey of Lady Anne Blunt (d. 1917) to Arabia in 1875. Hunt was a talented artist and the founder of the famous Crabbet Stud of England.
A Pilgrimage to Nejd, The Cradle of the Arab Race (vol 2) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781931956901
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2002
Imprint: Gorgias Press
This book documents the journey of Lady Anne Blunt (d. 1917) to Arabia in 1875. Hunt was a talented artist and the founder of the famous Crabbet Stud of England.
A Woman in the Sahara Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 404
ISBN: 9781931956772
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2002
Imprint: Gorgias Press
This is a fascinating travel journey through the Sahara that began in 1912, by one of the most well- traveled women of the early twentieth century. Gordon paints the picture of the Sahara and its inhabitants through the eyes of a woman.
In the Levant Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781931956826
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2002
Imprint: Gorgias Press
A travel through the Holy Land, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Rhodes, and the Aegean Islands; with many illustrations. The author is "the most likable of all the later American essayists" (Cambridge History of American and English Literature).
Ventures Among the Arabs in Desert, Tent and Town Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9781931956789
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2002
Imprint: Gorgias Press
The story of a Christian missionary who lived for thirteen years amongst the Ishmaelites of Moab, Edom, and the great peninsula of Arabia. Forder says, “My story is a simple record of ventures just as they occurred, a transcript of personal experiences and beliefs. It is sent forth to what I believe is a sympathetic public.”
Land of Israel. A Journey of Travel in Palestine Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781931956574
Pub Date: 17 Oct 2002
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Tristram says "In the belief that this field was not yet exhausted, I spent, accompanied by a small party of friends, in 1863-4, a period of nearly ten months in the examination chiefly of the geology and natural history of the country."
In the Holy Land Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781931956703
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2002
Imprint: Gorgias Press
In the Holy Land is a descriptive account of travel through the holy sites in Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, and Turkey. Illustrated with photos from eighteen engravings, the book is a story of travel and excavations.
Meals in a Social Context Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9788779340060
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2001
Imprint: Aarhus University Press
Series: Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity
This collection of outstanding essays gives an in-depth look at the role of meals in creating a sense of family and community in the Mediterranean world in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. By looking at the dining habits of Greeks and Romans, Jews and Christians, Essenes and Therapeutes, an international cadre of scholars provides insight into how social mores and etiquette were passed on to children, how family life increased in importance for Christians, the conflict in styles when Greeks and Romans met, and how meals attained and sustained religious significance. Other topics include funerary banquets; the etiquette of a formal dinner; the position of women at meals; royal feasts; the development of the Eucharist as a separate ritual; the architecture of the Greek andron and the Roman triclinium, early synagogues and temples; the diets of each culture. A separate chapter discusses the provision of food for the hungry and the public ownership of the sea, salt and fish.
How the Codex Was Found Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9780971309791
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2001
Imprint: Gorgias Press
A vibrant tale of two journeys to St. Catharine's Monastery in Mount Sinai that lead to the discovery of an ancient codex containing an old version of the Syriac Gospels.
My Nestorian Adventure in China: Account of the Holm-Nestorian Expedition Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780971309760
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2001
Imprint: Gorgias Press
The narrative of this book relates the quest to bring a "Nestorian" monument--China's earliest record of Christianity--to the West. Holm vividly describes temples, synagogues and mosques, common natives and Buddhist priests, prisoners, soldiers, and guards.
Civil War Recipes Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780813120829
Pub Date: 10 Feb 1999
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Godey's Lady's Book, perhaps the most popular magazine for women in nineteenth-century America, had a national circulation of 150,000 during the 1860s. The recipes (spelled ""receipts"") it published were often submitted by women from both the North and the South, and they reveal the wide variety of regional cooking that characterized American culture. There is a remarkable diversity in the recipes, thanks to the largely rural readership of Godey's Lady's Book and to the immigrant influence on the country in the 1860s. Fish and game were readily available in rural America, and the number of seafood recipes testifies to the abundance of the coastal waters and rivers. The country cook was a frugal cook, particularly during wartime, so there are a great many recipes for leftovers and seasonal produce. In addition to a wide sampling of recipes that can be used today, Civil War Recipes includes information on Union and Confederate army rations, cooking on both homefronts, and substitutions used during the war by southern cooks.