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Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

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ISBN-10: 1544708386

ISBN-13: 9781544708386

Edition: N/A

Authors: Tudela Benjamin

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At this juncture the traveller Rabbi Benjamin came to Egypt. Some three years earlier he had left his native place-Tudela, on the Ebro in the north of Spain. After passing through the prosperous towns which lie on the Gulf of Lyons, he visited Rome and South Italy. From Otranto he crossed over to Corfu, traversed Greece, and then came to Constantinople, of which he gives an interesting account. Very telling, for example, are the words: "They hire from amongst all nations warriors called Barbarians to fight with the Sultan of the Seljuks; for the natives are not warlike, but are as women who have no strength to fight." After visiting the Islands of the Aegean, as well as Rhodes and Cyprus,…    
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Book details

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 3/26/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.28" tall
Weight: 0.528