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Of the Holy Places Visited by Antoninus Martyr

Wilson, Col. Sir Charles

Published by Palestine Pilgrim's Text Society, London, 1884
Condition: g- to vg Soft cover

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Octavo. viii, 44pp., 1 foldout map. Original printed light blue wraps with publisher's device on cover and title page. Translated by Aubrey Stewart and annotated by Col. Sir C. W. Wilson. "The pilgrimage of Antoninus is remarkable for the extent of ground which it covers - Palestine, Sinai, Egypt, Syria, and Mesopotamia, and for the interesting particulars contained in it which are not given by later travelers. It is true that the text is overloaded with legends and superstition, and that it is full of errors. not greater than those which are found in later writers. The journey of Antoninus was made long before the crusades, some of the MSS are of the ninth century, and whilst Jerusalem was under Christian government, it must, therefore, have been made either before the date of the Persian conquest, 614 A.D., or during the eight years of Christian rule, 628-636 A.D. Two appendixes at rear, including one b/w map of the Jordan region, and a colored foldout map to illustrate the route of Antonius Martyr, circa 570 A.D. Staff and mission of Palestine Pilgrim's Text society on inside front cover and short list of publications by the Palestine Exploration Fund on inside back cover. Wraps with some wear along edges and spine, small chips and tears, and rubbed. Light age-toning of block. Wraps in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40932

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Title: Of the Holy Places Visited by Antoninus ...

Publisher: Palestine Pilgrim's Text Society, London

Publication Date: 1884

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g- to vg

Edition: First edition.

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