Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1st edition (April 6, 2005)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 7.4 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
via 3 Continents within the 12th CenturyImagine a time whilst streets have been slim and soiled, cities have been surrounded by means of partitions, brigands lurked along roads that have been treacherous and few, bridges over rivers have been infrequent, and a guy taking off on a trip by no means knew if he may go back alive. It was once the 12 months 1159 whilst the medieval Jewish tourist Benjamin left his local city of Tudela in northern Spain on an experience to determine the locations he had examine within the Bible. He traveled for fourteen years - from Rome to Constantinople to Jerusalem to Baghdad, between others - by way of send, by way of cart, and taking walks, enduring nice hardships in his quest for wisdom of different areas and people.Working from Benjamin's unique chronicle, written in Hebrew, in addition to different resources at the interval, Uri Shulevitz captures the real spirit of this outstanding adventurer, utilizing a textual content written within the first individual and superlative illustrations.The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela is a 2006 financial institution highway - top kid's ebook of the yr.