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History of Paradise: The Garden of Eden in Myth and Tradition In this day and age of critical theory and revisionist history, it is refreshing to have a strong, document based, historicist s account of a concept such as paradise Regretfully today the idea paradise has become either an almost empty platitude for the tourist industry,and other commercial commoditities or some type of incomprehensible carrot for the suicide martyr.Delumeau is able to demonstrate the evolution of the concept and today s deconstruction of paradise through an acceptance of evolution but only because he first establishes the original sacred and secular constructs.The examples of paradise depicted in medieval manuscripts, and medieval and renaissance art will appeal to the art history lover looking for in depth context for the paradise narrative.Although I found there was a little too much of a bias towards the Western traditions and a subjective weighting given to certain stories such as Prestor John s Kingdom , the book overall was informative and for fact and fiction writers alike, revisiting paradise with Delumeau is a worthwhile inspirational journey. 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 author s original work is in French and has been ably translated into English He covers various attempts though the ages by Christians, primarily, to locate the garden of Eden This book s usefulness is in its comprehensive coverage of various authors up to about the time of the Enlightenment 18th century AD Towards the end of his book he concludes Eden is a myth and gives his reasons for this position His bibliography of sources consulted is impressive and should be useful to those unaware of the vast number of books and treatises done on Eden over the ages.

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