Maps of Paradise (BOK)

Alessandro Scafi

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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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Alessandro Scafi
ISBN 9780712357098
Antall sider 176 Dimensjoner 22cm x 27,8cm x 2,4cm
Vekt 1099 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of religion