History of Paradise

With erudition and wit, Jean Delumeau explores the medieval conviction that paradise existed in a precise although unreachable earthly location.

History of Paradise

History of Paradise

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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History of Paradise
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Jean Delumeau
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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.
The True History of Paradise
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-25 - Publisher: Hachette UK

From the acclaimed author of THE PIRATE'S DAUGHTER comes a story of three women born into the divided, troubled paradise of Jamaica. Easter, 1981. With Jamaica in a state of emergency, the Landing family gathers to bury one of its own. For Monica Landing, who had not spoken to her
Tastes of Paradise
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Vintage

Provides the history and anecdotes about what people eat, drink, and inhale for pleasure
The Beach
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Lena Lencek, Gideon Bosker
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Penguin Group USA

A history of the development of the beach traces its image in popular culture, the rise of the great resorts, and the evolution of the leisure industry
The Pursuit of Paradise
Language: en
Pages: 377
Authors: Jane Brown
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:

Full of fascinating characters and vignettes - from ancient Greeks to suffragettes, from eccentric military men to Catholics in hiding from persecution - this text looks into how society's changes have altered our views of gardening, who does it, and how we do it. What drives people to risk their

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