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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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

A history of how paradise went through evolution from the original vague ideas to the much more developed modern ones that still manage to not have any agreement between those who believe in paradise ... Read full review

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User Review  - roblong - LibraryThing

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

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