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Stark, Freya

Overview
Works: 336 works in 1,439 publications in 7 languages and 20,235 library holdings
Genres: History  Autobiographies  Biography  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Illustrated works  Travel writing  Personal correspondence  Interviews  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Translator
Classifications: DS247.H3, 915.6
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The valleys of the Assassins and other Persian travels by Freya Stark( Book )

71 editions published between 1934 and 2001 in English and Persian and held by 956 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 )

39 editions published between 1958 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 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
Rome on the Euphrates : the story of a frontier by Freya Stark( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A winter in Arabia by Freya Stark( Book )

59 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recounts her 1937-8 expedition in what is now Yemen, a journey which helped secure her reputation not only as a great travel writer, but also as a geographer, historian, and archaeologist. There, in the land whose "nakedness is clothed in shreds of departed splendor," she and two companions spent a winter in search of an ancient South Arabian city. --Publisher
Baghdad sketches by Freya Stark( Book )

61 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 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
Riding to the Tigris by Freya Stark( Book )

22 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the author's story of a horseback trek across the high Turkish plateau and on to the Tigris River. She traveled alone (except for muleteers, provided by the Turkish government). Her travels also included chance companions, a young schoolmaster and his violin, a jester with his mad son, and an occasional police escort
The Lycian shore by Freya Stark( Book )

25 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and German and held by 506 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
The Arab Island : the Middle East, 1939-1943 by Freya Stark( Book )

7 editions published between 1945 and 1946 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First American edition."
East is West by Freya Stark( Book )

34 editions published between 1945 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 465 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
Ionia, a quest by Freya Stark( Book )

32 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of a tour of Asia Minor, on which the author tried to visit sites mentioned by Herodotus
The zodiac arch by Freya Stark( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings on personal philosophy, travels and literary craftmanship
The southern gates of Arabia; a journey in the Hadhramaut by Freya Stark( Book )

59 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 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
Rome on the Euphrates : the story of a frontier by Freya Stark( Book )

24 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 357 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 )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1942 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a reproduction of a book originally printed in 1942
The southern gates of Arabia, a journey in the Hadramaut by Freya Stark( Book )

30 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and held by 298 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."
The thrones of earth and heaven. Photographs and notes on the plates of Roloff Beny by Roloff Beny( Book )

9 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gateways and caravans; a portrait of Turkey by Freya Stark( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The valleys of the Assassins and other Persian travels
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A winter in ArabiaBaghdad sketchesThe Lycian shoreIonia, a questThe southern gates of Arabia; a journey in the HadhramautThe Minaret of Djam : an excursion in AfghanistanLetters from SyriaThe southern gates of Arabia, a journey in the Hadramaut
Alternative Names
Freya Madeline Stark britische Orient- und Forschungsreisende, Reiseschriftstellerin

Freya Madeline Starková

Freya Madeline Starková britská průzkumnice a spisovatelka

Freya Stark

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 Madeleine

Stark, Freya Madeline.

Stark, Freya Madeline 1893-1993

Stārk, Frīyā

Старк, Фрейя

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

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