Jewish Values: Travels of Benjamin of Tudela Through Three Continents in the Twelfth Century, The

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Publication Year: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
42 p.
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Benjamin of Tudela, known only from the book he wrote about his travels, left his home in Spain in 1159 and spent fourteen years travelling dangerous roads, seas, and deserts and reaching Genoa, Rome, Constantinople, Cairo, Baghdad, Jerusalem, and China. In this fictionalized account, Benjamin relates what he saw and learned, telling stories of the Arch of Titus, the Assassins, the Crusaders, a false messiah, Jerusalem, and more. Each episode occupies a large, double page spread, with the illustrations predominating. In one of Shulevitz's most ambitious works, he imagines and paints a twelfth century world as it might have been experienced by a traveller: muddy roads, searing deserts, walled cities, and mighty seas. The results are stunning!
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ISBN: 
34377545
Book ID: 
794
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No