Alessandro Scafi Maps of Paradise

ISBN 13: 9780712357098

Maps of Paradise

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9780712357098: Maps of Paradise

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.

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About the Author:

Dr Alessandro Scafi is Lecturer at the Warburg Institute, University of London. He is the author of Mapping Paradise: A History of Heaven on Earth (British Library, 2006).

Review:

“A sumptuously illustrated volume.” (Toby Lester Boston Globe)

Maps of Paradise is a highly readable yet deeply learned journey into how ‘humankind has yearned for a timeless elsewhere’, searching for ‘perfect bliss, remote either in time or in space.’” (Jerry Brotton, Queen Mary University of London History Today)

“Numerous beautiful color illustrations make this book a visual treat, and each chapter contains a ‘Visual Interlude,’ which gives a close analysis of a particular cartographic image. [It] will be very welcome to students and to learned amateurs who would like to explore this fascinating topic.” (Journal of Historical Geography)

“Enough verve for a wider audience yet enough scholarship for students and academ­ics. . . . The result is a visually impressive and thought-provoking study showing how people perceived, situated, and mapped Eden over time. . . . Because the notion of paradise is so long lived in Western thought, Scafi is able to write both an intellectual history and a history of cartography following one idea through time. Maps of Paradise serves as a wonderful and colorful adjunct to those who already have his similar 2006 work Mapping Paradise; it is a great introduction for those who are unfamiliar with Scafi’s earlier work.” (Gene Rhea Tucker, Temple College Historical Geography)

“The topic of Alessandro Scafi’s mesmerizing Maps of Paradise is the cartographic representation of the Garden of Eden from the first millennium to the present day. It is the culmination of years spent immersed in the subject and while it is certainly more condensed than his Mapping Paradise... it lacks none of its authority.”
 
“Because of the nature of the subject, which encompasses art, science and theology among other fields, it will appeal to both scholarly and amateur readers with a variety of interests.”
 
“[The images and text] make the erudite journey of discovery that Scafi’s book offers readers tremendously enjoyable.” (Dominic Bate Print Quarterly)

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Descrizione libro British Library, 2013. Condizione libro: New. The 100 maps reproduced in this intriguing book illustrate the history of a paradox, the mapping of the unmappable, and the deeply rooted human longing for paradise - a place of perfect happiness in some mysterious 'beyond'. Codice libro della libreria 224753

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Descrizione libro The British Library Publishing Division, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Codice libro della libreria POW9780712357098

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Descrizione libro The British Library Publishing Division, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Codice libro della libreria POW9780712357098

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