130 x 203 x 25mm
A Journey Through History
A beautifully written travel memoir steeped in history - part Patrick Leigh Fermor, part Alain de Botton - by one of America's leading travel writers, author of the landmark international bestseller 'Balkan Ghosts'.
'Mediterranean Winter' is a lyrical account of Robert Kaplan's journey in the off season around the Mediterranean, retracing the footsteps of his youth. A beautifully written meditation on the golden age of travel and the pleasures of history, it takes us from Tunisia, once proud Carthage, rival to Rome, through Sicily, up the Dalmatian coast and into Greece. Mediterranean Winter is alive with the spirits of the past, from Hadrian and Homer to Hannibal and Ibn Khaldun, and closes with a fascinating pilgrimage to Patrick Leigh Fermor, whom Kaplan visits in his hideaway on the Aegean.