Sinai and Palestine

Sinai and Palestine : In Connection with Their History

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Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1815-1881) was a note Victorian scholar, writer and traveller, who later became dean of Westminster. The present work results from his journey to Egypt and Palestine in the winter and spring of 1852-3; a journey which he repeated a decade later accompanying Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, on an Eastern tour.The principal aim of this work was to establish a link, through a geographical study of the region, with biblical sources. As the author states: 'Much has been written, and still remains to be written, both on the History and the Geography of the Chosen People; but there have been comparatively few attempts to illustrate the relation in which each stands to the other. To bring the recollections of my own journey to bear on this question; to point out how much or how little the Bible gains by being seen through the eyes of the country, or the country by being seen through the eyes of the Bible...seemed to be a task not hitherto fully accomplished.'On first being published in 1856, the work was well-received, widely read, and successively republished.
This fine facsimile of the 1896 edition contains the original handsomely produced maps and woodcut illustrations. The work remains a valuable legacy of mid-nineteenth century scholarship in the field of Middle Eastern and biblical history.
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  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • United Kingdom
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile edition
  • 7M.
  • 1850770883
  • 9781850770886