Freya Stark

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Exploradora y escritora británica nacida en París. Cuando tenía 9 años leyó Las mil y una noches, y quedó fascinada por Oriente. A raíz de esto decidió aprender árabe y persa. Tras estudiar Historia y también en la Escuela de Estudios Orientales y Africanos, trabajó en Italia con la Cruz Roja. En 1927 se embarcó rumbo a Beirut junto con una amiga. Estuvo viajando por Oriente Medio, buscar y encontrar el valle de la secta de los Asesinos y la fortaleza de Alamut. En 1953 le concedieron la Cruz del Imperio británico y fue nombrada dama del Imperio británico en 1972. Ganó varios premios literarios y con 81 años atravesó y escaló algunos pasos del Himalaya.

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  • PERSEUS IN THE WIND
    STARK, FREYA
    Written just after the Second World War, Perseus in the Wind (named after the constellation) is perhaps the most personal, and haunting, of all Freya Stark's writings. She muses on the seasons, the effect light has on a landscape at a particular time of day, the smell of the earth after rain, Muslim saints, Indian temples, war and old age. Each chapter is devoted to a particula...
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  • IONIA
    STARK, FREYA
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  • MINARET OF DJAM, THE
    STARK, FREYA
    The 12th century minaret of Djam is one of Afghanistan's most celebrated treasures, a magnificent symbol of the powerful Ghorid Empire that once stretched from Iran to India. The second tallest brick minaret in the world, Djam lies in the heart of central Afghanistan's wild Ghor Province. Surrounded by 2,000 metre-high mountains and by the remains of what many believe to have b...
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  • SOUTHERN GATES OF ARABIA, THE
    STARK, FREYA
    Edged by the fearsome Empty Quarter to the North, the Arabian Sea to the South and resting on layers of history that stretch back to the dawn of human civilisation, the Hadhramaut - heart of 'Arabia Felix', in what is now Yemen - is one of the wildest and most remote parts of Arabia, little-changed from when Freya Stark travelled there over 70 years ago. Tracing the ancient inc...
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  • THE LYCIAN SHORE
    STARK, FREYA
    'There are not so many places left where magic reigns without interruption and of all those I know, the coast of Lycia was the most magical.' Lycia, on the southwestern coast of Turkey, is an ancient land steeped in mystery, myth and legend. Home to the fiery chimera and to the great heroes Sarpedon and Penderus; heartland of worship for the goddess Leto and her children Apollo...
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  • ROME ON THE EUPHRATES
    STARK, FREYA
    When Roman legions marched into Asia Minor in 200BC, their plan was to secure a buffer zone between the Mediterranean, which they virtually owned, and the area beyond, which they sought to isolate rather than control. Along the long frontier of the Euphrates in Turkey lay the easternmost limits of the Roman Empire--a region they called Augusta Euphrantentis. Their expanding inv...
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  • FREYA STARK IN THE LEVANT
    RUTHVEN, MALISE
    In 1927 Freya Stark stayed in Beirut, taking lessons to improve her Arabic, before moving on to Damascus in 1928. Returning in 1939 to Aleppo, and again in the 1950s to explore the deserted Byzantine cities of the Orontes valley, for Freya Stark the Levant was the foundation for her love of the Middle East. This volume includes some of her best photographs. ...
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  • FREYA STARK IN PERSIA
    RUTHVEN, MALISE
    Freya Stark’s most famous work, Valley of the Assassins, stems from this period, and indeed she was so intrepid in venturing into remote areas of Luristan that the governor of Husainabad commented, “No wonder that yours is a powerful nation. Your women do what our men are afraid to attempt.” This volume includes much previously unpublished material. ...
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