Through the Eyes of the Beholder

Through the Eyes of the Beholder

The Holy Land, 1517-1713

eBook - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
"The collection examines the view of holiness in the "Holy Land" through the writings of pilgrims, travelers, and missionaries. The period extends from 1517, the Ottoman conquest of Syria and Palestine, to the Franco-British treaty of Utrecht in 1713 andthe consolidation of European hegemony over the Mediterranean. The writers in the collection include Christians (Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic), Muslims, and Jews, who originate from countries such as Sweden, England, France, Holland, Russia, the Ottoman Empire, and Syria. This book is the first to juxtapose writers of different backgrounds and languages, to emphasize the holiness of the land in a number of traditions, and to ask whether holiness was inherent in geography or a product of the piety of the writers"--P. [4] of cover.

Book News
Scholars of English literature and of history explore accounts of traveling to and in the Middle East from the Ottoman conquest of Egypt and North Africa to the Peace of Utrecht. Among the topics are an Arabic orthodox account of the Holy Land during the 1590s, early modern Russian pilgrims in the Holy Land, rescuing the Holy Land in Friar Jean Boucher's Bouquet sacré composé des plus belles fleurs de la Terre sainte, Josephy Besson's defense of the Jesuit missionary enterprise in Greater Syria 1625-60, Sufi 'Abd al-Ghani al Nabulusi and chaplain Henry Maundrell, and an early modern Jewish prayer in and for Israel. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
The collection is the first to bring together a number of accounts about the Holy Land written by early modern authors from different religious and regional backgrounds.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013
ISBN: 9789004236240
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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