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History (various) > Maps of Paradise

History (various) Scafi,: Maps of Paradise

  • By Alessandro Scafi
  • Price: £20.00
  • ISBN: 9780712357098
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 18/05/2020 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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People everywhere share some kind of nostalgia for an innocence experienced at the beginning of history and look forward to a joy promised at the end of time, meanwhile searching for contemporary happiness. For two millennia, learned Christians have wondered where on earth could the primal paradise have been located? Where was the idyllic Garden of Eden that is described in the Bible? Where were Adam and Eve created in their unspoiled perfection? Scholars early rose to the challenge to identify the place on a map of the world, despite the certain knowledge that it was unreachable. Maps of Paradise charts the diverse ways in which they were led to depict the Garden of Eden on maps from Late Antiquity to the twenty-first century.

It is the history of a paradox: the mapping of the unmappable. It is also a mirror to the universal dream of perfection and the yearning to find heaven on earth.

Series History (various) Title Maps of Paradise
Subject Italian Language Italian
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date September 2013 Authors Alessandro Scafi
Binding Hardback Pages 176
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 1088
ESB Code 55812 ISBN 9780712357098
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 18/05/2020 if you order today
  Price £20.00

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