Gods of the Stones: Travels in the Middle East

Peter Riordan


Gods of the Stones: Travels in the Middle East

Gods of the Stones: Travels in the Middle East

  • Title: Gods of the Stones: Travels in the Middle East
  • Author: Peter Riordan
  • ISBN: 9781869537982
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback



Gods of the Stones retraces the steps of famed English travel writer H.V Morton who undertook a series of journeys in the 1930s to the great religions and historical sites of the Middle East Morton s focus was the beginnings of Christianity, but he also observed the daily lives and traditions of the people he met along the way The three books that emerged from these traGods of the Stones retraces the steps of famed English travel writer H.V Morton who undertook a series of journeys in the 1930s to the great religions and historical sites of the Middle East Morton s focus was the beginnings of Christianity, but he also observed the daily lives and traditions of the people he met along the way The three books that emerged from these travels cemented his reputation as one of the greats of his genre and are still in print today In 2009 New Zealand travel writer Peter Riordan set off in the footsteps of Morton using Morton s books as travel guides a journey that took him through Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus and Greece Also tracing the remnants of Christianity, Peter explores the religious, cultural and political pressures shaping the region today and finds that while much has changed and is still changing today , much endures fundamentally unchanged.


Recent Comments "Gods of the Stones: Travels in the Middle East"

An interesting travelogue, nominally in the footsteps of Morton and St Paul, with the usual mix of adventure and observation as Riordan makes his way through the Middle East. Poignantly, many of the places visited are now destroyed or inaccessible due to war.The book often resonated personally as I had visited many of the locations in Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Turkey myself. This - and Riordan's love of archaeology and history - made this book greater than the sum of its parts.


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