About this book
One of today's most highly acclaimed young travel writers retraces the steps of two monks who undertook an epic journey, across the entire Byzantine world, in the year 587 AD. An elegy to the slowly dying doctrine of Eastern Christianity and the people who have kept it alive, which is a rich and darkly humorous blend of history, spirituality, adventure and politics. 24 b/w plates, 8 colour illus.
A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy familiar to readers of William Dalrymple's previous work.