Alexander's Path
  • Imprint: Abrams Press
  • Publication Date: March 9, 1990
  • Price: $14.36
  • ISBN: 978-1-59020-918-9
  • EAN: 9781590209189
  • Page Count: 312
  • Format: Ebook
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This is the story of back-country Turkey, an area that even in the 20th century remains stubbornly tied to antiquity. The author traveled through it by truck and horseback, often alone. She reached places little visited and never written about. The country people welcomed her with generosity unrelated to their meager resources. She was traveling in time as well, and found significance in recalling the life of Alexander the Great. Twenty-two centuries ago he was the first to dream of a united world.

About the author

Freya Stark, described by The Times of London as "the last of the Romantic Travellers" upon her death in 1993, published during her lifetime more than thirty books about her travels in the Middle East, including The Southern Gates of Arabia.