world rights available
Format 140x220 Hardcover
EUR 21,90 / sFr 30,70
ISBN ebook: 9783701744893
published in September 2014
Journey to the Golden Apple
The Shared History of Orient and Occident
Popes who studied at Arab universities; Turkish princes who grew up with European Emperors’ sons; Persian kings who saved Greek philosophy from destruction. Whether it was banks, minnesingers, or the concept of romantic love – many ideas perceived as western are in fact developments shared between orient and occident.
This book shows how there has always been exchange between these purportedly very different cultures and, despite wars and religious differences, how they developed into a unified whole. Dispensing with clichés it describes a cultural cohabitation which extends to the present day. A journey into ourselves and the diversity we hold within us.
Georg Mayrhofer, born 1965 in Vienna, studied law. He is an assistant director for television and film and began writing musicals and screenplays in 2011.