Syrian Stone-Lore. Or The Monumental History of Palestine.

Conder, Claude Reigner.

Book ID: 23652


8vo. xiv, 472 pp., [1], b/w illustrations, 3 colour folding maps, half title, publisher’s original blue decorated cloth, slightly rubbed at spine extremities, index, reference label on upper cover, light foxing to title pages and outer edges, otherwise copy clean inside and in good condition, published for the Committee of The Palestine Exploration Fund, Richard Bentley & Sons, London, 1886.


The book covers Palestine and Lebanon and is organized by period, including Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, Samaritans, Greek, Herodian Age, Roman, Byzantine, Arab conquest, etc. The illustrations are of monuments, buildings, ancient objects, town plans including Tyre, Acre, etc. This is a pioneering work by the author of Tent Work in Palestine.
Victorian soldier, explorer, and scholar, Claude Reignier Conder, gives a general idea of the present state of information concerning the ancient condition of a country that possesses peculiar interest as being the Holy Land of the Jew, the Christian and the Moslem alike. Contents: The Canaanites; The Phoenicians; The Hebrews; Jews and Samaritans; The Greek Age; The Herodian Age; The Roman Age; The Byzantine Age; The Arab Conquest; and The Crusaders.

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