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Mapping Mormonism Hardcover – October 18, 2012
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"The Historical Atlas of Mormonism" (published in 1994), was edited by Kent Brown, Donald Cannon and Richard Jackson. It featured 74 separate articles (each with at least one map)--the maps and charts were two-color and, for the time, were nicely done. Though some of the contributors are the same (all of the editors returned) and the general purpose remains, the current volume represents a substantially revised edition. The contributors are a blend of BYU/Church History Department personnel and independent historians and, refreshingly, include several noted non-Mormon scholars (Bill Russell, Steve Shields, Gary Topping, Barbara Bernauer).
The atlas is divided into four sections of roughly equal length (each is preceded by a brief summary and timeline showing the entries within the section): The Restoration, The Empire of Deseret (ending in 1910), The Expanding Church, and Regional History. Each entry is usually two or four (for major topics) pages--the historical summary is about half the content with the maps/charts and accompanying text occupying the remaining space.Read more ›
Where were the founders and leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from, what were their missionary and migration patterns, and what was the physical landscape of the theological expressions (temples, plural marriages, and the like)? Moreover, how has the church grown, expanded, and evolved over time? These are good questions; an inkling of answers to them emerges in this atlas. The maps are uniformly well drawn, and the data generally presented in a manner that is readily understandable. Even so, I would have liked to have seen scales on every illustration—some are inexplicably missing—and sometimes the population data is hard to interpret because of the small size of some of the reproduced maps.Read more ›
Don't hesitate- get this one now, it will soon become indispensable to your LDS historical studies.
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I purchased this as a companion to personal study and found that my kids also love it. My grandfather, while recently visiting us, was absolutely fascinated by it and couldn't put... Read morePublished 22 months ago by E. Nelson
One of the best breakthrough reference books about the Mormon faith cover a wide variety of topics. The author has done an outstanding the material using graphs and photos to help... Read morePublished on January 20, 2014 by Kelly W. Buckner
This book will just blow your mind. It is amazing that so much information can be not just compiled in one volume, but organized and illustrated in such an informative and... Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by Catherine
There's so much to be learned about the origins and growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the years since 1830 from this book. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Marci Cardon
We bought to give to 6 people and 5 of the six we have heard back from and are really enjoying the book.Published on December 30, 2013 by Linda Salmon
Incredible, so much detail and information. Follow the growth of Mormonism through maps. Never have seen anything like this before.Published on November 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Because the publication is of the highest Quality, the content is vast and comphensive, the picture detail and colour is outstanding, the binding is excellent, the... Read morePublished on November 4, 2013 by Geoffrey Whitehead
The graphics were very informative and complimented the text of each chapter. It will be a great resource for LDS history.Published on October 17, 2013 by Kelly H.