In 587, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world. On the way, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers. More than 1,000 years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps. A rich and gripping blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, this work is threaded with ...

From the Holy Mountain 2012, Vintage

ISBN-13: 9780307948892

Trade paperback

From the Holy Mountain 1998, Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805058734

American edition