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The Thousand and One Churches

by Ramsay, William Mitchell, Bell, Gertrude L.

Hodder and Stoughton 1909

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Overview

Sparked by a visit to Asia Minor in the year 1882, William Mitchell Ramsay's interest in rebuilding what he terms the "Thousand and One Churches" grew, until a point in 1907 when he found himself back in Asia Minor with friend Gertrude Bell. This account, divided into four parts, details Ramsay and Bell's restoration efforts from that time forth, and is complete with extensive photographs, line-drawings, maps, and plans of their work. A highly detailed, fascinating historical document.

Product Details

  • Title: The Thousand and One Churches
  • Author: William Mitchell Ramsay
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 618

About William Mitchell Ramsay

William Mitchell Ramsay (1851–1939) was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His education took place at Oxford, the University of Aberdeen, and Gottingen, and he later went on to become Professor of Humanity at University of Aberdeen, as well as the first ever Professor of Classical Archaeology at Oxford. Perhaps most well-known for his archaeological endeavors, he traveled extensively throughout Asia Minor, studying the missionary journeys of Paul and conducting archaeological research, writing numerous books on the findings and adventures of his studies, including St. Paul the Traveller and Roman Citizen. His original intent in his studies was to disprove Christianity through archaeology, but through his research he realized that the Bible was accurate and converted to Christianity.