Antiquarianism in the Near East: Thomas Smith (1638-1710) and his Journey to the Seven Churches of Asia

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Abstract

Traces the journey of the cleric, scholar and antiquary, Thomas Smith (1638-1710), around Asia Minor in 1670, explores the impact of this journey on his scholarship, and situates his journey and his subsequent account of it alongside that of other scholar travellers of the same period, include John Covel and Jacob Spon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeyond Greece and Rome
Subtitle of host publicationReading the Ancient Near East in Early Modern Europe
EditorsJane Grogan
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter6
Pages132-162
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9780198767114
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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