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Stark, Freya

Overview
Works: 269 works in 1,356 publications in 5 languages and 20,686 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Travel writing  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives  Maps 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator, Other
Classifications: DS247.H3, 915.6
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Rome on the Euphrates : the story of a frontier by Freya Stark( Book )

41 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 involvement lasted eight centuries, draining their energies and culminating in the destruction of the bridge that, since the time of Alexander the Great, had linked China to the commerce of the Mediterranean. Tracing the path of this ancient river and highlighting her travels with the vibrant history of 800 years of Roman warfare and the history of this mighty river, Freya Stark ultimately reveals the futility of war, of arbitrary boundaries, and territorial conquest. Rome on the Euphrates, at once travel and history, is one of her most magnificent and highly acclaimed works
The valleys of the Assassins and other Persian travels by Freya Stark( Book )

75 editions published between 1934 and 2001 in English and Persian and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a new introduction, the book chronicles the author's 1934 travels into Luristan, the mountainous terrain between Iraq and present-day Iran
Alexander's path : from Caria to Cilicia by Freya Stark( Book )

38 editions published between 1958 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freya Stark's account of her third visit to Turkey. Her route was the one taken 22 centuries earlier by Alexander the Great, and the book aims to provide a bridge into that ancient world. It also offers insights into 20th-century Turkey, via country people encountered by the author
The southern gates of Arabia; a journey in the Hadhramaut by Freya Stark( Book )

89 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935, the author set out to explore the wild, desert mountains, the palaces and cities of Hadramaut and travelled the Incense Route inland from the southern shores of Arabia. This is the story of her travels. The author also wrote "Dust in the Lion's Paw" and "The Coast of Incence"
A winter in Arabia by Freya Stark( Book )

51 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume contains texts from the travel diaries of Freya Stark (1893-1993) about her journey to South Arabia in 1936. Stark was the first woman that traveled alone through that region
Riding to the Tigris by Freya Stark( Book )

20 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this vivid and sensitive book with its background of past civilisations, the author presents a philosophy of life and travel while describing her journey on horseback from the high Turkish plateau through difficult mountains to the Tigris
Baghdad sketches by Freya Stark( Book )

54 editions published between 1932 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the fall of 1928, Freya Stark, a thirty-five-year-old Englishwoman, set out on her first journey to the Middle East. Bolstered by a command of Arabic, a fair knowledge of Farsi, and an irrepressible drive that would characterize her more than five decades as a traveler and explorer, Stark spent most of the next four years in Iraq and Persia." "Stark traveled alone throughout some of the wilder areas of the Middle East at a time when this area was gaining new worldwide importance. For Stark, risk-taking was the essence of a life worth living: while never hunting out danger for its own sake, she nevertheless viewed her travels as a way of expressing her freedom. Such views make her essays as fresh and startling today as when they were written."--BOOK JACKET
The Arab Island : the Middle East, 1939-1943 by Freya Stark( Book )

9 editions published between 1945 and 1946 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East is West by Freya Stark( Book )

39 editions published between 1945 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist, traveler, and writer Freya Stark wrote this book "as an armchair journey for the average reader" after discovering that contemporary knowledge of the Arab world in Europe and the United States was out of date. She gives an introductory history and political analysis of the region in the introduction, especially with respect to World War II, foreign presence in the region, and the region's future place in the world. This book, based on the author's travels, focuses particularly upon the Arabian Peninsula (specifically Aden in Yemen, where she was stationed by the British government as a diplomat), Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. Stark does not attempt to keep the narrative falsely impersonal; her status as a foreign woman traveling by herself was wildly uncommon, and the way her informants responded to her reflects that fact
The thrones of earth and heaven. Photographs and notes on the plates of Roloff Beny by Roloff Beny( Book )

27 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and German and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The zodiac arch by Freya Stark( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings on personal philosophy, travels and literary craftmanship
The Minaret of Djam : an excursion in Afghanistan by Freya Stark( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recalls the people and scenery of her journey from Kabul, through Afghanistan to Herat and Kandahar
Traveller through time : a photographic journey with Freya Stark by Malise Ruthven( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en reizen van de Engelse oriëntaliste in woord en beeld
Letters from Syria by Freya Stark( Book )

36 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a reproduction of a book originally printed in 1942
Gateways and caravans; a portrait of Turkey by Freya Stark( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey's echo, selections by Freya Stark( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey's echo by Freya Stark( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1988 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the English traveler's writings from 1927 to 1958
Seen in the Hadhramaut by Freya Stark( Book )

13 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stark published this collection of her photographs in 1939. She intended the book for the popular reader to admire the sights and people of the historical region Hadhramaut, now in modern Yemen. The book contains black-and-white photographs of good quality, generally full page, with Stark's commentary on the opposite page
The coast of incense : autobiography 1933-1939 by Freya Stark( Book )

17 editions published between 1953 and 1990 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dust in the lion's paw : autobiography, 1939-1946 by Freya Stark( Book )

20 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The valleys of the Assassins and other Persian travels
Alternative Names
Freya Madeline Stark britische Orient- und Forschungsreisende, Reiseschriftstellerin

Freya Madeline Stark britská průzkumnice a spisovatelka

Freya Madeline Starková

Freya Stark auteur de récits de voyages

Freya Stark British explorer and writer

Freya Stark Brits auteur

Freya Stark esploratrice e saggista britannica

Istārk, Frayā 1893-1993

Perowne, Freya Madeline 1893-1993

Perowne, Freya Madeline Stark.

Perowne, Freya Madeline Stark 1893-1993

Stark, Freya M. 1893-1993

Stark, Freya Madeline.

Stark, Freya Madeline 1893-1993

פרייה סטארק סופרת בריטית

ستارك، فريا

فريا ستارك

فریا استارک نویسنده و کاشف بریتانیایی

프레야 스타크

スターク, フレヤ

フレヤ・スターク

Languages
English (704)

French (8)

German (5)

Persian (5)

Spanish (1)

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The southern gates of Arabia; a journey in the HadhramautA winter in ArabiaBaghdad sketchesThe Minaret of Djam : an excursion in AfghanistanLetters from SyriaThe southern gates of Arabia; a journey in the HadhramautA winter in Arabia