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Travels in the East


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108014793

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  • This work, first published in 1847, is an account by Constantin von Tischendorf (1815–74) of his journeying in the Middle East at the beginning of the 1840s. It is part travel log and part account of the Christian history of the area. After encounters with such men as Mehmet Ali and Ibrahim Pasha, he visits the library of the Patriarch of Alexandria. The German biblical scholar then travels to the monastery of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai, where he makes the extraordinary discovery of a previously unknown fourth-century manuscript, one of the main witnesses to the Septuagint, before reaching the main goal of his long journey - Jerusalem. This lively narrative by a controversial scholar-explorer also entertains the reader with some of the more unexpected elements of his travels, such as an attack by robbers who are routed when he draws his sword.

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108014793
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Letter from Leghorn
    2. Malta
    3. Alexandria
    4. Cairo
    5. Mehemet Ali
    6. Cairo
    7. Visit to Ibrahim Pasha
    8. Monastic excursions in Cairo
    9. The Patriarch of Alexandria and his walled-up library
    10. The Pyramids
    11. Visit to oriental ladies
    12. The Coptic monasteries in the Libyan sands
    13. Memphis and Heliopolis
    14. Excursion to Old Cairo
    15. Abbots antiquities
    16. Journey to Sinai
    17. From Cairo to Suez
    18. Suez
    19. Passage of the Israelites across the Red Sea
    20. From Ayin Musa to Sinai
    21. Mount Sinai and its monastery
    22. Whitsun morning on Mount Sinai
    23. The history of the monastery
    24. Departure from Sinai
    25. Return from Sinai to Cairo
    26. Journey to Jerusalem
    27. Arrival at Jerusalem
    28. Jerusalem
    29. The Holy Sepulchre
    30. The inhabitants of Jerusalem
    31. The Anglican bishopric at Jerusalem
    32. Monasteries in and about Jerusalem
    33. The seventh Sunday after Trinity
    34. Demands on our faith at Jerusalem
    35. Other reminiscences of ancient Jerusalem
    36. Bethlehem
    37. Bethany
    38. Epistle to an illustrious patroness upon my Biblico-critical researches
    39. From Jerusalem to Nazareth (by way of Samaria and Shechem)
    40. Nazareth, Tabor, the Lake Genezareth
    41. Mount Carmel
    42. St. Jean d'Acre, Beyrout, Smyrna
    43. Excursion to Patmos by way of Ephesus
    44. Voyage to Constantinople
    45. A ride through Constantinople
    46. The libraries
    46. Farewell to Constantinople
    47. Voyage to Greece.

  • Author

    Constantin von Tischendorf


    W. E. Shuckard

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