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Mapping Paradise

A History of Heaven on Earth

Mapping Paradise( )
Author: Scafi, Alessandro
ISBN:978-0-226-73559-7
Publication Date:Aug 2006
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

Throughout history, humans have searched for paradise. When early Christians adopted the Hebrew Bible, and with it the story of Genesis, the Garden of Eden became an idyllic habitat for all mankind. Medieval Christians believed this paradise was a place on earth, different from this world and yet part of it, situated in real geography and indicated on maps. From the Renaissance through the Enlightenment, the mapping of paradise validated the authority of holy scripture and...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Cartography
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.5 x 11 x 1.35 Inches
Book Weight:4.55 Pounds



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