Paradise: A History of the Idea that Rules the World

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Constable, 2006 - Heaven - 272 pages
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A history of the belief in paradise from its earliest origins to the present day, taking in a vast array of characters, particularly from within Christian and Islamic cultures.

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Worth a read, for sure. I'd read a fair bit about the religious stuff discussed early on, so it was more interesting to me when it talked about Columbus and the New World as the laboratory for ... Read full review

Paradise: a history of the idea that rules the world

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Throughout time, humanity has sought perfection, and horror has too often been the result. In his latest book, Rushby (Hunting Pirate Heaven ) explores the beauty and fulfillment of which many have ... Read full review


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