Two Cambridge Orientalists on Athos
Author: Martin, Michael E.
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Volume 26, 2002 , pp. 149-177(29)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:This essay considers the accounts of Athos by Joseph Dacre Carlyle, who visited Athos in 1801, and by John Palmer who was there four years later. The men were successive holders of the chair of Arabic at Cambridge. The study examines some of their impressions of Athos and compares their experiences with the well-known account of Philip Hunt who was Carlyle's travelling companion. Appendices give tables of the numbers of monks in the Athonite houses; Palmer's expenses; and a brief discussion of some related documents.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2002