The Lanterns of the King of Galilee : A Novel of 18th Century Palestine, Paperback / softback Book

The Lanterns of the King of Galilee : A Novel of 18th Century Palestine Paperback / softback


In eighteenth-century Palestine, on the shores of Galilee's Lake Tiberias, visionary political and military leader Dahir al-Umar al-Zaydani undertakes a journey toward the greatest aim anyone could hope to achieve in his day: the establishment of an autonomous Arab state.

To do so he must challenge the rule of the greatest power in the world at the time--the Ottoman Empire--while translating the ideals of human dignity, justice, and religious tolerance into concrete daily realities.

In this compelling story of love and loss, victory and defeat, loyalty and betrayal, award-winning poet and novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah, author of the Arabic Booker shortlisted Time of White Horses, once again brings Palestinian history alive with a set of characters and events both real and imagined to capture the essence of a rich and dramatic epoch in the turbulent annals of a land that has been fought over for millennia.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 560 pages
  • Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9789774166662



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