This book traces the course followed by man through the world and through the centuries in his quest for gold. It begins with man’s first acquaintance with the precious metal and continues with his search to locate it and the techniques and methods by which he worked it. It is a chronicle that examines man’s relations with gold through myth, art, religion, the economy and everyday life. A wealth of illustrations covers every period of human history, from prehistory to the major ancient civilizations and from the America of Conquistadores to the Europe of the great artists.

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    The Gold of the World does not aspire to be a comprehensive guide covering the history of man’s quest for gold in time and space. It is better described as an introduction to a chronicle that examines the relationship between the precious metal and man at the levels of myth, art, religion, economics, and daily life. Its relationship with man who, impressed by gold’s indestructibility and its survival in defiance of the laws of nature, attempts to interpret its uniqueness through myth. At the same time, however, he is dazzled by its brilliance and converts it into a symbol of vanity, and a source of easy enrichment.

    The book thus endeavours to trace the history shared by man and gold. A history that begins with man’s first acquaintance with the rare metal, the quest for and location of it, and the techniques and methods by which it is worked. The book covers a large part of this common history, white at the same time allowing readers much scope to dream. It makes it possible for them to travel in their imagination to the ends of the world, beyond time.

    Professor G. Ch. Chourmouziadis’s text, and indefatigable companion on this journey, informs and suggests, but never wearies, giving readers the freedom to choose which road to follow. The rich illustrative material is at once the spark and the key that opens up this magical world, covering every stage of human history from prehistoric times to the great ancient civilisations, and from the America of the Conquistadors to the Europe of the great artists.

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    Weight 2700 g
    Dimensions 24 × 28 cm
    Binding

    Pages

    384

    Images

    486

    Language

    English, Greek

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    Images
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GEORGE CH. CHOURMOUZIADIS

The Gold of the World

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This book traces the course followed by man through the world and through the centuries in his quest for gold. It begins with man’s first acquaintance with the precious metal and continues with his search to locate it and the techniques and methods by which he worked it. It is a chronicle that examines man’s relations with gold through myth, art, religion, the economy and everyday life. A wealth of illustrations covers every period of human history, from prehistory to the major ancient civilizations and from the America of Conquistadores to the Europe of the great artists.

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