Illustrated with reproductions from early editions of the King James Bible, Bible: The Story of the King James Version offers an authoritative history of this renowned translation,... Read more
Illustrated with reproductions from early editions of the King James Bible, Bible: The Story of the King James Version offers an authoritative history of this renowned translation, ranging from the Bible's inception to the present day.--From publisher description
Introduction ; 1. The Bible in English ; 2. The Commissioning of the KJV ; 3. Translators and Translating ; 4. The Translation ; 5. The First Edition ; 6. The Seventeenth Century ; 7. The Eighteenth Century ; 8. The Nineteenth Century ; 9. The Bible in America ; 10. The Cambridge Paragraph Bibles ; 11. The Revised Version ; 12. The Early Twentieth Century ; 13. The KJV in the Modern World ; Appendix 1: The Companies and Later Revisers ; Appendix 2: The Preliminaries to the KJV ; Further Reading ; Index
This edition brings together Jonson's four great comedies Volpone, Epicene, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair. The texts of these plays have all been newly edited for this volume, and are presented with modernized spelling. Stage directions have been added to help actors and directors reconstruct the play the way it would have been performed in the seventeenth century, and the introduction,...
A Short History of Gardens embraces the beauty and practicality of gardens, in history and culture across the world. Gordon Campbell also look at variations on the modern garden, including the suburban garden, the city garden, the guerrilla garden, and the vegetable garden, and considers the future of gardens.
A history of the King James Version of the Bible (known in Britain as the Authorised Version) over the four hundred years from its remote beginnings to the present day. It explains how the translation came to be commissioned and who the translators were, before tracing its textual history, and the responses it has provoked to the present day.
The first biography of Milton based on original research for 40 years, and first to take account of new thinking about 17th-century England. Milton is seen here as flawed, passionate, ruthless, and ambitious, as well as one of the most accomplished writers of the time and author of the most influential narrative poem in English.
Buckle up your seatbelt and prepare for a ride on the history highway! Christopher Garrish has collected hundreds of facts and photos (not to mention licence plates) in this astonishing assembly of motoring madness. Discover what the earliest motorists in the province used to build their own licence plates; why some licence plate numbers are worth waiting in line overnight for; which offensive...
The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art provides unparalleled scope and depth in a field that has inspired and informed Western art for centuries. Drawing on the unsurpassed scholarship on the Renaissance in Northern Europe in The Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of Northern Renaissance art ranging from artists, architecture, and patrons to the cities and...
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