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History of Paradise : THE GARDEN OF EDEN IN MYTH AND TRADITION - Jean Delumeau

History of Paradise

THE GARDEN OF EDEN IN MYTH AND TRADITION

Paperback Published: 20th April 2000
ISBN: 9780252068805
Number Of Pages: 288

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Looking at myth and tradition through the centuries, this is a fascinating and delightful voyage that shows us how Paradise-on-Earth was a reality for some and how those early pilgrimages have shaped our literature and our lives today.

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"A revealing and often fascinating history of Western man's conception of a primitive paradise." -- Robert Bireley, Times Literary Supplement

List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction
The Mingling of Traditions: From Moses and Homer to St. Thomas Aquinas
Paradise as a Place of Waiting
The Earthly Paradise and Medieval Geography
The Kingdom of Prester John
Other Dreamlands
Nostalgia
The New Learning and the Earthly Paradise
Inquiries into the Location of the Earthly Paradise (from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century)
Fine Points of Chronology
"As Soon as the Man Opened His Eyes, He Knew Himself to Be Happy"
The Disappearance of the Enchanted Garden
Conclusion: Another Reading of a Myth
Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780252068805
ISBN-10: 0252068807
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 20th April 2000
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Type: New edition

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