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Stark, Freya

Works: 194 works in 1,225 publications in 9 languages and 20,896 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Records and correspondence  Guidebooks  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator, Other
Classifications: DS247.H3, 915.6
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The valleys of the Assassins and other Persian travels by Freya Stark( Book )

105 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,112 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
Rome on the Euphrates : the story of a frontier by Freya Stark( Book )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,076 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
Alexander's path : from Caria to Cilicia by Freya Stark( Book )

50 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intrigued by the extraordinary journey of Alexander the Great 2200 years before, and drawing from the ancient accounts of Arrian, Plutarch, and Pliny, Freya Stark sets out like an historical detective to reconstruct Alexander's legendary route."--Cover
The southern gates of Arabia; a journey in the Hadhramaut by Freya Stark( Book )

105 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edged by the Empty Quarter to the North, the Arabian Sea to the South and resting on layers of history that stretch back to the dawn of human civilisation, the Hadhramaut - heart of 'Arabia Felix', in what is now Yemen - is one of the wildest and most remote parts of Arabia, little-changed from when Freya Stark travelled there over 70 years ago. Tracing the ancient incense route, Stark set out to be the first westerner to discover the fabled lost city of Shabwa, which had captivated explorers and travellers for centuries. Though she journeyed through the canyons and mountains of the Hadhramaut extensively and by any means possible, Stark's goal was never reached, but the ending to her story was nevertheless - and in characteristic fashion - dramatic. Having caught measles whilst staying in a sultan's harem and with the region overrun by warring religious factions and bandits, she had to be evacuated by the Royal Air Force. Though Shabwa remained elusive, Freya Stark's remarkable journey ensured that her name would forever be associated with Arabia and her travels hailed as intrepid and adventurous as any undertaken by other great explorers of Arabia such as T.E
Ionia, a quest by Freya Stark( Book )

34 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of a tour of Asia Minor, on which the author tried to visit sites mentioned by Herodotus
A winter in Arabia by Freya Stark( Book )

47 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 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 )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 529 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
The Lycian shore by Freya Stark( Book )

21 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of a journey in a sailing yacht along the Asia Minor coast of Turkey, with notes on the Greeks, the Persians, the Macedonians, and other previous voyages along that land
Baghdad sketches by Freya Stark( Book )

51 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Freya Stark Collection Freya Stark first journeyed to Iraq in 1927. Seven years after the establishment of the British Mandate, the modern state was in its infancy and worlds apart from the country it has since become. During her many years in Iraq, Freya Stark was witness to the rise and fall of the British involvement in the country as well as the early years of independence. Typically - and controversially - she chose to live outside the close-knit western expatriate scene and immersed herself in the way of life of ordinary Iraqis - living in the 'native' quarter of the city and spendin
East is West by Freya Stark( Book )

40 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 487 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 journey's echo, selections by Freya Stark( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1988 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the English traveler's writings from 1927 to 1958
The Arab Island : the Middle East, 1939-1943 by Freya Stark( Book )

8 editions published between 1945 and 1946 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The zodiac arch by Freya Stark( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings on personal philosophy, travels and literary craftmanship
The thrones of earth and heaven. Photographs and notes on the plates of Roloff Beny by Roloff Beny( Book )

19 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Minaret of Djam : an excursion in Afghanistan by Freya Stark( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freya Stark traveled the difficult and often dangerous journey from Kabul to Kandahar and Herat in search of one of Afghanistan's most celebrated treasures, the Minaret of Djam. This symbol of the powerful Ghorid Empire that once stretched from Iran to India lies in the heart of central Afghanistan's wild Ghor Province. Surrounded by over 6,000 foot high mountains and by the remains of what many believe to have been the lost city of Turquoise Mountain-one of the greatest cities of the Middle Ages-Djam is, even today, one of the most inaccessible and remote places in Afghanistan. When Freya Stark traveled there, few people in the world had ever laid eyes on it or managed to reach the desolate valley in which it lies
Traveller through time : a photographic journey with Freya Stark by Malise Ruthven( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 322 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 )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkey: a sketch of Turkish history by Freya Stark( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seen in the Hadhramaut by Freya Stark( Book )

12 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and held by 209 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
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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 Starková

Freya Stark auteur de récits de voyages

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

ستارك، فريا

فريا ستارك

فریا استارک نویسنده و کاشف بریتانیایی

프레야 스타크

スターク, フレヤ


The southern gates of Arabia; a journey in the HadhramautIonia, a questA winter in ArabiaThe Lycian shoreBaghdad sketchesThe Minaret of Djam : an excursion in AfghanistanLetters from Syria