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1743 Gottfried CHRONICLE Chronica Creation Persia ROME Merian Illustrated War

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Johann Ludwig Gottfried was an early 17th-century German theologian and author. He is most remembered for his monumental work ‘Historical Chronical.’ While he also edited and paraphrased important works such as Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses,’ ‘Chronicle’ was by far his most extensive and time-consuming piece. In fact, each portion was so popular at release that the work was continued beyond Gottfried’s death by Abelin. ‘Chronica’ was the most comprehensive book of world events which included human history fused with ancient myths which were encompassed within the timeline of the Bible. Gottfried sought to combine pagan histories with holy and divine histories and did so beginning with Creation, touching on important kingdoms – Assyria, Persia, Macedonia, and Rome. The introduction by Gottfried himself states how his intention was to distinguish history from stories: “Because in all histories, sacred and secular, the accurate and specific listing of dates and years is very important, without which histories are as if lifeless and become like fables…thus I have sought to do my best in this matter so that readers may know properly in which year each story took place.” (Varwig 2) This work is beautifully illustrated with incredible plates by Merian, which the Gentleman’s Magazine refers to as ‘the most remarkable transactions in the world.’ Illustrations include scenes of torture and crucifixion, assassinations, mass book burnings, battle scenes with self-mutilation, $950.00 In stock Add to cart Free shipping wordwide! Satisfaction Guaranteed, Johann Ludwig Gottfried was an early 17th-century German theologian and author. He is most remembered for his monumental work ‘Historical Chronical.’ While he also edited and paraphrased important works such as Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses,’ ‘Chronicle’ was by far his most extensive and time-consuming piece. In fact, each portion was so popular at release that the work was continued beyond Gottfried’s death by Abelin. ‘Chronica’ was the most comprehensive book of world events which included human history fused with ancient myths which were encompassed within the timeline of the Bible. Gottfried sought to combine pagan histories with holy and divine histories and did so beginning with Creation, touching on important kingdoms – Assyria, Persia, Macedonia, and Rome. The introduction by Gottfried himself states how his intention was to distinguish history from stories: “Because in all histories, sacred and secular, the accurate and specific listing of dates and years is very important, without which histories are as if lifeless and become like fables…thus I have sought to do my best in this matter so that readers may know properly in which year each story took place.” (Varwig 2) This work is beautifully illustrated with incredible plates by Merian, which the Gentleman’s Magazine refers to as ‘the most remarkable transactions in the world.’ Illustrations include scenes of torture and crucifixion, assassinations, mass book burnings, battle scenes with self-mutilation, $950.00 In stock Add to cart Free shipping wordwide! Satisfaction Guaranteed, Johann Ludwig Gottfried was an early 17th-century German theologian and author. He is most remembered for his monumental work ‘Historical Chronical.’ While he also edited and paraphrased important works such as Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses,’ ‘Chronicle’ was by far his most extensive and time-consuming piece. In fact, each portion was so popular at release that the work was continued beyond Gottfried’s death by Abelin. ‘Chronica’ was the most comprehensive book of world events which included human history fused with ancient myths which were encompassed within the timeline of the Bible. Gottfried sought to combine pagan histories with holy and divine histories and did so beginning with Creation, touching on important kingdoms – Assyria, Persia, Macedonia, and Rome. The introduction by Gottfried himself states how his intention was to distinguish history from stories: “Because in all histories, sacred and secular, the accurate and specific listing of dates and years is very important, without which histories are as if lifeless and become like fables…thus I have sought to do my best in this matter so that readers may know properly in which year each story took place.” (Varwig 2) This work is beautifully illustrated with incredible plates by Merian, which the Gentleman’s Magazine refers to as ‘the most remarkable transactions in the world.’ Illustrations include scenes of torture and crucifixion, assassinations, mass book burnings, battle scenes with self-mutilation, Johann Ludwig Gottfried was an early 17th-century German theologian and author. He is most remembered for his monumental work ‘Historical Chronical.’ While he also edited and paraphrased important works such as Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses,’ ‘Chronicle’ was by far his most extensive and time-consuming piece. In fact, each portion was so popular at release that the work was continued beyond Gottfried’s death by Abelin. th, ‘Chronica’ was the most comprehensive book of world events which included human history fused with ancient myths which were encompassed within the timeline of the Bible. Gottfried sought to combine pagan histories with holy and divine histories and did so beginning with Creation, touching on important kingdoms – Assyria, Persia, Macedonia, and Rome. The introduction by Gottfried himself states how his intention was to distinguish history from stories:, “Because in all histories, sacred and secular, the accurate and specific listing of dates and years is very important, without which histories are as if lifeless and become like fables…thus I have sought to do my best in this matter so that readers may know properly in which year each story took place.” (Varwig 2), This work is beautifully illustrated with incredible plates by Merian, which the Gentleman’s Magazine refers to as, ‘the most remarkable transactions in the world.’, Illustrations include scenes of torture and crucifixion, assassinations, mass book burnings, battle scenes with self-mutilation, $950.00 In stock Add to cart Free shipping wordwide! Satisfaction Guaranteed, $, $950.00, In stock, Add to cart, Free shipping wordwide!, Satisfaction Guaranteed
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