Spices, Saints and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 (Hardback)
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Spices, Saints and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 15/02/2011
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In one of the most important and entertaining accounts of medieval pilgrimage, Felix Fabri, a German Dominican friar, narrates his adventures in 1483, returning through Egypt after making a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Mt. Sinai. It is Ramadan, the Nile is flooding, and the pilgrims race to meet their ships in Alexandria before they are left behind. Along the way they are lost in the desert, troubled by crocodiles, and fleeced by their duplicitous hosts. Sometimes philosophical, often comic, Fabri's fascinating eyewitness account of Cairo and Alexandria under the Mamluk sultan in the last days of Egypt's control of the spice trade is filled with stories and details that will ring true to anyone who has ever traveled off the beaten path or on a budget, as well as supplying a wealth of information for social historians of the medieval world.

Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774163968
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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