Biography & Memoir Books:

Paradise Besieged

A Journey to Medieval Mount Athos at the Dawn of the Information Age



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Paradise Besieged: A Journey to Medieval Mount Athos at the Dawn of the Information Age by Richard Friedlander
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


Richard John Friedlander, mediator, church ecclesiarch, and Greek Orthodox Christian agnostic Jew, takes you on a decidedly unorthodox journey to the Holy Mountain of Athos in Greece-a wondrous and wild land where the only residents are monks and no one used the word "change" for over a thousand years. Born in Brooklyn, a graduate of Yale and Yale Law School, Friedlander became a Greek Orthodox Christian at the Christ-like age of thirty-three and lived for the better part of the next ten years in this outpost of the Middle Ages like a Yankee in the Mother of God's Court, becoming intimately familiar with the beauty, rigors, and absurdities of monastic life, and learning how to survive, and even thrive, without modernity.

With insight and humor, Friedlander vivifies the past, present, and future of a resilient community confronting a conqueror unlike any it has ever faced: modern technology.

Release date NZ
August 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 175 Banana Points