For this, the third edition of "The Holy Land", Father Jerome Murphy O'Connor has revised, updated and expanded the book. It presupposes little knowledge of history or archaeology and gives directions about how to find sites and monuments of interest - from Stone Age caves, the grandiose buildings of Herod the Great, Roman roads, Byzantine churches and synagogues, to the hunting places of Arab princes, Crusader fortifications and decorated Mameluke houses. The author also encourages visitors to range off the beaten track and includes reports of recent excavations as well as numerous detailed site plans and maps.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1992. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Now available in a new edition, this wonderful tour of the Holy Land has been thoroughly revised, expanded, and brought up to date. Perfect for travelers (not least those of the armchair variety), this concise, readable, and even witty book offers both an authoritative look at the history, art, architecture, and archaeological aspects of the region, and expert advice on how to find the sites and monuments of the greatest interest to the visitor. The Holy Land takes the reader from Stone Age caves and the grandiose buildings of Herod the Great, to Roman Roads, Byzantine churches, Crusader fortifications, and beautifully decorated Mameluke houses. Murphy-O'Connor--who has spent twenty years guiding tourists in the Middle East--offers detailed instructions on various routes that will encourage the traveler to venture off the beaten path, and provides the latest information on the most recent excavations, complete with detailed site plans and maps. For the visitor to a region rich in history and religious tradition the guide is indispensable; for the casual reader, it offers hours enjoyment right at home. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0192852698
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0192852698
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 3. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0192852698
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97801928526941.0