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An Open Path; Christian Missionaries 1515-1914

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Title:An Open Path; Christian Missionaries 1515-1914
Price:AUD$17.60 (about USD$12.20)
Book ID:SB00-0100346
Publisher:Ross-Erickson Inc, Santa Barbara, California, 1982
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Dust Jacket:Good
Ross-Erickson Inc, 1982, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition

325pp., list of maps, bibliography and index. Maps used to illustrate text are in black and white. Blue boards with gilt titles on spine. Minor rubbing has occurred to the corners, and the head and the heel of the spine are bumped. Previous owners name on the ffep. Illustrated dustwrapper by a painting by Malcolm Ross. White titles on the front cover and black titles on the spine. There has been a little rubbing to the dustwrapper and there are some minor chips to the head of the spine. ".....depicts the missionaries as neither benevolent saviours of savage souls nor fanatics ignorantly responsible for the destruction of indigenous culture. The best of these people were brave men under stress in the human predicament. The worst were hypocrites and parties to mass murder. Beeching's investigation of the adventures, explorations, the passions and the errors of missionaries are convincingly set down and the reader is left for himself to judge whether missionary emerges as a hero, villain, or fool.". Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History ; Pacific; Religion -- Christianity; ISBN: 0915520532. ISBN/EAN: 9780915520534. Inventory No: 0100346.
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