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The Unvarying East


Modern Scenes and Ancient Scriptures


E. J. Hardy traveled widely and emerged as a skilled writer. This account of the Holy Land, written by a clergyman, is an effort to provide a touchstone for modern readers who are interested in the biblical story. Beginning almost as a gazetteer, Hardy describes the agriculture and fauna of the Palestine of his day. A distinctive travelogue, this account of the Holy Land will appeal to a wide range of readers.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-318-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Mar 23,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 338
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-318-2
$178.00
$106.80

E. J. Hardy traveled widely and emerged as a skilled writer. This account of the Holy Land, written by a clergyman, is an effort to provide a touchstone for modern readers who are interested in the biblical story. Beginning almost as a gazetteer, Hardy describes the agriculture and fauna of the Palestine of his day. Moving on to human institutions he takes measure of business practices and famous cities, children and clothing. Turning to the weather, the climate of the land is described before he moves once again to the cultural question of the place of commandments and laws, customs, death and burial. The experiences of everyday life do not escape his keen eye, including dwellings, eating, drinking, and disease. A brief consideration of Egypt is given before he turns to fire and fuel, holy places, and marriage. Diverse topics such as modes of expression, pits and water, plants and trees, punishment, sakes, insects, servants and shepherds occupy his attention before he concludes with the perennial concerns of war and worship. A distinctive travelogue, this account of the Holy Land will appeal to a wide range of readers.

Edward John Hardy (1849-1920) was a clergyman, raconteur and author. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and traveled the world serving as a military chaplain. He authored several books.

E. J. Hardy traveled widely and emerged as a skilled writer. This account of the Holy Land, written by a clergyman, is an effort to provide a touchstone for modern readers who are interested in the biblical story. Beginning almost as a gazetteer, Hardy describes the agriculture and fauna of the Palestine of his day. Moving on to human institutions he takes measure of business practices and famous cities, children and clothing. Turning to the weather, the climate of the land is described before he moves once again to the cultural question of the place of commandments and laws, customs, death and burial. The experiences of everyday life do not escape his keen eye, including dwellings, eating, drinking, and disease. A brief consideration of Egypt is given before he turns to fire and fuel, holy places, and marriage. Diverse topics such as modes of expression, pits and water, plants and trees, punishment, sakes, insects, servants and shepherds occupy his attention before he concludes with the perennial concerns of war and worship. A distinctive travelogue, this account of the Holy Land will appeal to a wide range of readers.

Edward John Hardy (1849-1920) was a clergyman, raconteur and author. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and traveled the world serving as a military chaplain. He authored several books.

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  • PREFACE (page 11)
  • CONTENTS (page 13)
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS (page 15)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 19)
  • AGRICULTURE (page 26)
  • CHAPTER I: AGRICULTURE (page 27)
  • CHAPTER III: BUSINESS (page 61)
  • CHAPTER IV: CELEBRATED CITIES (page 73)
  • CHILDREN (page 83)
  • CHAPTER V: CHILDREN (page 85)
  • CLOTHES AND ORNAMENTS (page 91)
  • COMMANDMENTS AND LAWS (page 113)
  • CHAPTER VIII: COMMANDMENTS AND LAWS (page 115)
  • CUSTOMS (page 121)
  • CHAPTER IX CUSTOMS (page 123)
  • DEATH AND BURIAL (page 131)
  • CHAPTER X DEATH AND BURIAL (page 133)
  • DISEASE (page 139)
  • CHAPTER XI DISEASE (page 141)
  • DRINKING (page 155)
  • CHAPTER XII DRINKING (page 159)
  • DWELLINGS (page 163)
  • CHAPTER XIII DWELLINGS (page 165)
  • EATING (page 173)
  • CHAPTER XIV EATING (page 175)
  • EGYPT (page 189)
  • CHAPTER XV EGYPT (page 191)
  • FIRE AND FUEL (page 199)
  • CHAPTER XVI FIRE AND FUEL (page 201)
  • HOLY PLACES (page 207)
  • CHAPTER XVII HOLY PLACES (page 209)
  • MARRIAGE (page 217)
  • CHAPTER XVIII MARRIAGE (page 219)
  • MODES OF EXPRESSION (page 229)
  • CHAPTER XIX MODES OF EXPRESSION (page 231)
  • PITS AND WATERS (page 238)
  • CHAPTER XX PITS AND WATERS (page 239)
  • PLANTS AND TREES (page 251)
  • CHAPTER XXI PLANTS AND TREES (page 253)
  • PUNISHMENT (page 263)
  • CHAPTER XXII PUNISHMENT (page 265)
  • SERPENTS AND INSECTS (page 273)
  • CHAPTER XXIII SERPENTS AND INSECTS (page 275)
  • SERVANTS (page 279)
  • CHAPTER XXIV SERVANTS (page 281)
  • SHEPHERDS AND SHEEP (page 291)
  • CHAPTER XXV SHEPHERDS AND SHEEP (page 293)
  • WAR (page 299)
  • CHAPTER XXVI WAR (page 301)
  • WORSHIP (page 307)
  • CHAPTER XXVII WORSHIP (page 309)
  • INDEX OF NAMES AND SUBJECTS (page 319)
  • INDEX OF NAMES AND SUBJECTS (page 321)
  • INDEX OF SCRIPTURE REFERENCES (page 327)