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Title: The Beacon at Alexandria.
Description: New York, Houghton Mifflin. 1986, 1st US Ed.. (ISBN: 0395411599) Hard Cover. "In the Fourth Century A.D. independent and determined young Charis is forbidden to become a doctor because she is a woman. Disguising herself as a eunuch she flees Ephesus for Alexandria, then the center of learning. There she apprentices to a Jewish doctor but eventually becomes drawn into Church politics and is forced once again to flee. She serves as an army doctor at a Roman outpost in Thrace until, kidnapped by barbarian Visigoths, she finds her destiny to heal and also to be a woman and a wife.". This novel is full of interesting characters set the early Christian world, 371-378 AD. 376p. Near Fine/Fine.

Keywords: Alexandria. Early Christians. Byzantium in Fiction 0395411599

Price: US$ 50.00 Seller: Kalamos Books
- Book number: 27803

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