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The unexpected Orientalists: or how two Victorian ladies, rich and eccentric, made a priceless find

Annual Governor James Albert Noe and Mrs Anna Gray Noe lecture in the religious traditions of the Middle East
The unexpected Orientalists: or how two Victorian ladies, rich and eccentric, made a priceless find at St. Catherine's monastery and what happened next


Annual Governor James Albert Noe and Mrs Anna Gray Noe lecture in the religious traditions of the Middle East.
Professor Janet Soskice, Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge and author of Sisters of Sinai tells the fascinating story of Agnes and Margaret Smith who in 1892 made the difficult journey to St. Catherine's monastery at Mount Sinai, found a priceless Syriac manuscript of the Gospels and, aged over 50, reinvented themselves as scholars of Syriac and Arabic manuscripts.


Speaker(s):

Professor Janet Soskice | talks

 

Date and Time:

15 October 2009 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

British Museum
Great Russell Street
London




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