A Journey into the Levant as It Once Was
By the Early Modern Age, travel had gained a new meaning – it was now a way to knowledge. For the British gentleman who travelled abroad to learn about other people, a journey into the Levant to see the Turks became a must. But that journey was no picnic. London was months away from Constantinople, the Levant was rife with plague, and it was a very expensive undertaking. Still the British gentleman went.
Based on the travelogues of thirteen British gentlemen, this book takes you on a journey into the Levant as it once was. As you make your way from London to Constantinople, you will visit cities, towns and islands, meet people and learn about ways of life, and you will get to know a British gentleman for whom travel was the “sweetest of all the pleasures in the world”. The book tells a story about a past when a journey into the Levant was an experience to last a lifetime. It is a cultural account of a world long lost.
- Author: John & Renata Fox
- 94 pages
- Publication Date: 30/06/2019
- Paperback ISBN: 978-1-912655-23-6