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Le périple de Baldassare

Le périple de Baldassare [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Amin Maalouf
Editor: Grasset
ISBN-10: 2246586097
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"Ce que la présence de cette femme a apaisé en moi, ce n est pas la soif charnelle d'un voyageur, c'est ma détresse originelle. Je suis né étranger, j'ai vécu étranger et je mourrai plus étranger encore. Je suis trop orgueilleux pour parler d'hostilité d'humiliations, de rancoeur, de souffrances, mais je sais reconnaître les regards et les gestes. Il y a des bras de femmes qui sont des lieux d'exil, et d'autres qui sont la terre natale." Parti sur les routes en 1665, le narrateur de cette histoire, Baldassare Embriaco, Génois d'Orient et négociant en curiosités, est à la poursuite d'un livre qui est censé apporter le Salut à un monde désemparé. Sans doute est-il aussi à la recherche de ce qui pourrait encore donner un sens à sa propre existence. Au cours de son périple, en Méditerranée et au-delà, Baldassare traverse des pays en perdition, des villes en feu, des communautés en attente. Il rencontre la peur, la tromperie et la désillusion ; mais également l'amour, à l'heure où il ne l'attendait plus. Amin Maalouf a déjà publié six romans : Léon l'Africain, Samarcande, Les Jardins de lumière, Le Premier Siècle après Béatrice, Le Rocher de Tanios (Prix Goncourt 1993) et Les Echelles du Levant.

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Balthasar's Odyssey

Balthasar's Odyssey [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Amin Maalouf
Editor: Random House
ISBN-10: 1448128048
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There are ninety-nine names for God in the Koran, is it possible that there is a secret one-hundredth name? In this tale of magic and mystery, of love and danger, Balthasar's ultimate quest is to find the secret that could save the world. Before the dawn of the apocalyptic 'Year of the Beast' in 1666, Balthasar Embriaco, a Genoese Levantine merchant, sets out on an adventure that will take him across the breadth of the civilised world, from Constantinople, through the Mediterranean, to London shortly before the Great Fire. Balthasar's urgent quest is to track down a copy of one of the rarest and most coveted books ever printed, a volume called 'The Hundredth Name', its contents are thought to be of vital importance to the future of the world. There are ninety-nine names for God in the Koran, and merely to know this most secret hundredth name will, Balthasar believes, ensure his salvation.

Download or read Balthasar's Odyssey book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). There are ninety-nine names for God in the Koran, is it possible that there is a secret one-hundredth name? In this tale of magic and mystery, of love and danger, Balthasar's ultimate quest is to find the secret that could save the world. Before the dawn of the apocalyptic 'Year of the Beast' in 1666, Balthasar Embriaco, a Genoese Levantine merchant, sets out on an adventure that will take him across the breadth of the civilised world, from Constantinople, through the Mediterranean, to London shortly before the Great Fire. Balthasar's urgent quest is to track down a copy of one of the rarest and most coveted books ever printed, a volume called 'The Hundredth Name', its contents are thought to be of vital importance to the future of the world. There are ninety-nine names for God in the Koran, and merely to know this most secret hundredth name will, Balthasar believes, ensure his salvation.


Postcolonial Fiction and Sacred Scripture

Postcolonial Fiction and Sacred Scripture [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Sura Qadiri
Editor: Routledge
ISBN-10: 1351191616
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"Francophone writers from North Africa and the Middle East often choose to write within a sacred context, sometimes engaging directly with Islamist rhetoric. Novelists like Tahar Ben Jelloun (Morocco), Assia Djebar (Algeria) and Amin Maalouf (Lebanon) revisit scripture as a way to convey nuances which they believe have been stamped out by monolithic religious world-views. For them, fiction offers a way to break away from limited exegetical horizons, but to remain within the faith. Others, though, would go further, moving away from all religious practice, not just the excessively political or violent. Tunisian writers Abdelwahab Meddeb and Fethi Benslama propose that all literature is of its very nature outside of religion, and that its proliferation will ultimately lead to a secular society. Qadiri explores this wide spectrum of approaches, not only by draw comparison with metropolitan French thought, but also to assess its potential impact at a time of radical change in the Islamic world. Sura Qadiri is a research associate in the French Department, University of Cambridge."

Download or read Postcolonial Fiction and Sacred Scripture book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). "Francophone writers from North Africa and the Middle East often choose to write within a sacred context, sometimes engaging directly with Islamist rhetoric. Novelists like Tahar Ben Jelloun (Morocco), Assia Djebar (Algeria) and Amin Maalouf (Lebanon) revisit scripture as a way to convey nuances which they believe have been stamped out by monolithic religious world-views. For them, fiction offers a way to break away from limited exegetical horizons, but to remain within the faith. Others, though, would go further, moving away from all religious practice, not just the excessively political or violent. Tunisian writers Abdelwahab Meddeb and Fethi Benslama propose that all literature is of its very nature outside of religion, and that its proliferation will ultimately lead to a secular society. Qadiri explores this wide spectrum of approaches, not only by draw comparison with metropolitan French thought, but also to assess its potential impact at a time of radical change in the Islamic world. Sura Qadiri is a research associate in the French Department, University of Cambridge."


Under the Harrow

Under the Harrow [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Flynn Berry
Editor: Penguin
ISBN-10: 1101992069
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"A thriller for fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl...[with] a striking, original voice all Berry’s own.” —The New York Times Book Review Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Named one of the "10 Best Mystery Books and Thrillers of the Year" by The Washington Post Named one of the best books of the year by The Atlantic The award-winning psychological thriller about a young woman who finds her sister brutally murdered, and the shocking incident in their past that may hold the key to finding the killer, from the author of A Double Life and the forthcoming Northern Spy When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel’s familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder. Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can’t return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can’t trust them to find her sister’s killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora’s fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers. A riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of the past, Under the Harrow marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

Download or read Under the Harrow book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). "A thriller for fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl...[with] a striking, original voice all Berry’s own.” —The New York Times Book Review Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Named one of the "10 Best Mystery Books and Thrillers of the Year" by The Washington Post Named one of the best books of the year by The Atlantic The award-winning psychological thriller about a young woman who finds her sister brutally murdered, and the shocking incident in their past that may hold the key to finding the killer, from the author of A Double Life and the forthcoming Northern Spy When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel’s familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder. Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can’t return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can’t trust them to find her sister’s killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora’s fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers. A riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of the past, Under the Harrow marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.


The Gardens Of Light

The Gardens Of Light [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Amin Maalouf
Editor: Abacus
ISBN-10: 0748131256
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Born in a Mesopotamian village in the third century, the son of a Parthian warrior, Mani grows up in a volatile and dangerous world. As battle rages for control over the Middle East between the great Roman and Persian empires, as Jews and Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians fight for ascendency, Mani- painter, mystic, physician and prophet- makes his way through the battlefields to preach to his incandescent doctrine of humility, tolerance and love, a doctrine that comes to be known as Manicheanism. A vivid glimpse of the ancient world in all its perfumed splendour and cruelty, an elegantly philosophical discourse on the fall of man, THE GARDENS OF LIGHT is a story of great beauty and resonance, exquisitely told.

Download or read The Gardens Of Light book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Born in a Mesopotamian village in the third century, the son of a Parthian warrior, Mani grows up in a volatile and dangerous world. As battle rages for control over the Middle East between the great Roman and Persian empires, as Jews and Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians fight for ascendency, Mani- painter, mystic, physician and prophet- makes his way through the battlefields to preach to his incandescent doctrine of humility, tolerance and love, a doctrine that comes to be known as Manicheanism. A vivid glimpse of the ancient world in all its perfumed splendour and cruelty, an elegantly philosophical discourse on the fall of man, THE GARDENS OF LIGHT is a story of great beauty and resonance, exquisitely told.


Disordered World

Disordered World [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Amin Maalouf
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN-10: 1608196283
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Born into a Christian minority in Lebanon and since settled in France, acclaimed writer Amin Maalouf claims a unique position in global conversation. His first book, The Crusades through Arab Eyes, was a critical and commercial success and remains in print after 20 years. In Disordered World, Maalouf combines his command of history with a critical perspective on contemporary culture East and West-joining them with a fierce moral clarity and a fluid, propulsive style. In this "disordered world" of ours, Maalouf argues, the human race faces any number of urgent threats: climate change, global financial crisis, humanitarian disasters. Yet these threats have not united us. In fact, tensions are rising between the Arab world and the West. This is not, Maalouf maintains, a "clash of civilizations." We lack ideological debate because there seems to be no common ground on which to start discussion. Rather, our civilizations are exhausted, declined into moral incompetence. The West has betrayed its enlightenment values, even as it pushes democracy abroad. The Arab world, nostalgic for its golden era, has rushed toward radicalism. Maalouf eruditely examines a century of confrontations between our cultures, from the secularization of Turkey under Ataturk, through Nasser and the Suez Crisis, the Six Day War, the Camp David Accords and the assassination of Sadat, and the U.S. wars on Afghanistan and Iraq. We keep adapting, Maalouf argues, our ancestral prejudices for contemporary scenarios. But in a voice that is intelligent, impassioned, and remarkably hopeful, Maalouf imagines that in the face of common challenges, we might just invent a new conception of the world we all share.

Download or read Disordered World book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Born into a Christian minority in Lebanon and since settled in France, acclaimed writer Amin Maalouf claims a unique position in global conversation. His first book, The Crusades through Arab Eyes, was a critical and commercial success and remains in print after 20 years. In Disordered World, Maalouf combines his command of history with a critical perspective on contemporary culture East and West-joining them with a fierce moral clarity and a fluid, propulsive style. In this "disordered world" of ours, Maalouf argues, the human race faces any number of urgent threats: climate change, global financial crisis, humanitarian disasters. Yet these threats have not united us. In fact, tensions are rising between the Arab world and the West. This is not, Maalouf maintains, a "clash of civilizations." We lack ideological debate because there seems to be no common ground on which to start discussion. Rather, our civilizations are exhausted, declined into moral incompetence. The West has betrayed its enlightenment values, even as it pushes democracy abroad. The Arab world, nostalgic for its golden era, has rushed toward radicalism. Maalouf eruditely examines a century of confrontations between our cultures, from the secularization of Turkey under Ataturk, through Nasser and the Suez Crisis, the Six Day War, the Camp David Accords and the assassination of Sadat, and the U.S. wars on Afghanistan and Iraq. We keep adapting, Maalouf argues, our ancestral prejudices for contemporary scenarios. But in a voice that is intelligent, impassioned, and remarkably hopeful, Maalouf imagines that in the face of common challenges, we might just invent a new conception of the world we all share.


Leo Africanus

Leo Africanus [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Amin Maalouf
Editor: New Amsterdam Books
ISBN-10: 1461663318
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An imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan. He wrote the first trilingual dictionary and Description of Africa.

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Postcolonial Fiction and Sacred Scripture

Postcolonial Fiction and Sacred Scripture [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Sura Qadiri
Editor: Routledge
ISBN-10: 1351191616
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"Francophone writers from North Africa and the Middle East often choose to write within a sacred context, sometimes engaging directly with Islamist rhetoric. Novelists like Tahar Ben Jelloun (Morocco), Assia Djebar (Algeria) and Amin Maalouf (Lebanon) revisit scripture as a way to convey nuances which they believe have been stamped out by monolithic religious world-views. For them, fiction offers a way to break away from limited exegetical horizons, but to remain within the faith. Others, though, would go further, moving away from all religious practice, not just the excessively political or violent. Tunisian writers Abdelwahab Meddeb and Fethi Benslama propose that all literature is of its very nature outside of religion, and that its proliferation will ultimately lead to a secular society. Qadiri explores this wide spectrum of approaches, not only by draw comparison with metropolitan French thought, but also to assess its potential impact at a time of radical change in the Islamic world. Sura Qadiri is a research associate in the French Department, University of Cambridge."

Download or read Postcolonial Fiction and Sacred Scripture book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). "Francophone writers from North Africa and the Middle East often choose to write within a sacred context, sometimes engaging directly with Islamist rhetoric. Novelists like Tahar Ben Jelloun (Morocco), Assia Djebar (Algeria) and Amin Maalouf (Lebanon) revisit scripture as a way to convey nuances which they believe have been stamped out by monolithic religious world-views. For them, fiction offers a way to break away from limited exegetical horizons, but to remain within the faith. Others, though, would go further, moving away from all religious practice, not just the excessively political or violent. Tunisian writers Abdelwahab Meddeb and Fethi Benslama propose that all literature is of its very nature outside of religion, and that its proliferation will ultimately lead to a secular society. Qadiri explores this wide spectrum of approaches, not only by draw comparison with metropolitan French thought, but also to assess its potential impact at a time of radical change in the Islamic world. Sura Qadiri is a research associate in the French Department, University of Cambridge."


The Narrative Mediterranean

The Narrative Mediterranean [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Claudia Esposito
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN-10: 0739168223
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The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb examines literary texts by writers from the Maghreb and positions them in direct relation to increasingly querulous debates on the shifting identity of the modern Mediterranean. A transnational rather than binary interpretive framework transcends a colonial and postcolonial bind in which France is the dominant point of reference. While focusing on works in French, this book also examines Maghrebi authors who write in Italian.

Download or read The Narrative Mediterranean book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb examines literary texts by writers from the Maghreb and positions them in direct relation to increasingly querulous debates on the shifting identity of the modern Mediterranean. A transnational rather than binary interpretive framework transcends a colonial and postcolonial bind in which France is the dominant point of reference. While focusing on works in French, this book also examines Maghrebi authors who write in Italian.


L'amour de loin

L'amour de loin [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Amin Maalouf
Editor: Grasset
ISBN-10: 2246603099
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Amin Maalouf est né au Liban en 1949. Il vit en France depuis 1976. Ses livres sont traduits dans plus de 27 langues. Il a publié Les Croisades vues par les Arabes, Léon l'Africain, Samarcande, Les Jardins de lumière, Le Premier siècle après Béatrice (Grasset, 1992), Le Rocher de Tanios (Prix Goncourt 1993), Les Échelles du Levant (Grasset, 1996), Les identités meurtrières (Grasset, 1998) et Le Périple de Baldassare (Grasset, 2000). Le Livre: L'amour de loin, opéra en cinq actes de Kaika Saariaho sur un livret original d'Amin Maalouf, a été créé en août 2000 à Salzbourg, et sera repris en novembre 2001 au Théâtre du Châtelet. Au XIIème siècle, en Aquitaine Jaufré Rudel, prince de Blaye, s'est lassé de la vie de plaisirs des jeunes gens de son rang. Il aspire à un amour différent, lointain, qu'il s'est résigné à ne jamais voir satisfait. Ses anciens compagnons, en choeur, lui reprochent ce changement et le moquent. Ils lui disent que la femme qu'il chante n'existe pas. Mais un pèlerin, arrivé d'Outremer, affirme qu'une telle femme existe, et qu'il l'a rencontrée. Jaufré ne pensera plus qu'à elle. Reparti en Orient, le pèlerin rencontre Clémence, la comtesse de Tripoli, et lui avoue qu'en occident, un prince-troubadour la célèbre dans ses chansons en l'appelant son « amour de loin ». D'abord offusquée, la dame se met à rêver de cet amoureux étrange et lointain. Mais elle se demande aussi si elle mérite une telle dévotion. Revenu à Blaye, le pèlerin rencontre Jaufré et lui avoue que la dame sait désormais qu'il la chante. Ce qui décide le troubadour à se rendre en personne auprès d'elle. Clémence, de son côté, semble préférer que leur relation demeure lointaine. Elle ne veut pas vivre dans l'attente et ne veut pas souffrir. Parti en mer, Jaufré est impatient de retrouver son « amour de loin », mais il redoute cette rencontre. Il regrette d'être parti sur un coup de tête, et son angoisse est telle qu'il en tombe malade, de plus en plus malade à mesure qu'il approche de Tripoli. Quand le bateau accoste, le pèlerin prévient Clémence que Jaufré est là et qu'il va au plus mal. Le troubadour arrive à la Citadelle de Tripoli inconscient, porté sur une civière. En présence de la femme qu'il a chantée, il reprend peu à peu ses esprits. Les deux « amants de loin » se rencontrent, et l'approche du malheur leur fait brûler les étapes.

Download or read L'amour de loin book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Amin Maalouf est né au Liban en 1949. Il vit en France depuis 1976. Ses livres sont traduits dans plus de 27 langues. Il a publié Les Croisades vues par les Arabes, Léon l'Africain, Samarcande, Les Jardins de lumière, Le Premier siècle après Béatrice (Grasset, 1992), Le Rocher de Tanios (Prix Goncourt 1993), Les Échelles du Levant (Grasset, 1996), Les identités meurtrières (Grasset, 1998) et Le Périple de Baldassare (Grasset, 2000). Le Livre: L'amour de loin, opéra en cinq actes de Kaika Saariaho sur un livret original d'Amin Maalouf, a été créé en août 2000 à Salzbourg, et sera repris en novembre 2001 au Théâtre du Châtelet. Au XIIème siècle, en Aquitaine Jaufré Rudel, prince de Blaye, s'est lassé de la vie de plaisirs des jeunes gens de son rang. Il aspire à un amour différent, lointain, qu'il s'est résigné à ne jamais voir satisfait. Ses anciens compagnons, en choeur, lui reprochent ce changement et le moquent. Ils lui disent que la femme qu'il chante n'existe pas. Mais un pèlerin, arrivé d'Outremer, affirme qu'une telle femme existe, et qu'il l'a rencontrée. Jaufré ne pensera plus qu'à elle. Reparti en Orient, le pèlerin rencontre Clémence, la comtesse de Tripoli, et lui avoue qu'en occident, un prince-troubadour la célèbre dans ses chansons en l'appelant son « amour de loin ». D'abord offusquée, la dame se met à rêver de cet amoureux étrange et lointain. Mais elle se demande aussi si elle mérite une telle dévotion. Revenu à Blaye, le pèlerin rencontre Jaufré et lui avoue que la dame sait désormais qu'il la chante. Ce qui décide le troubadour à se rendre en personne auprès d'elle. Clémence, de son côté, semble préférer que leur relation demeure lointaine. Elle ne veut pas vivre dans l'attente et ne veut pas souffrir. Parti en mer, Jaufré est impatient de retrouver son « amour de loin », mais il redoute cette rencontre. Il regrette d'être parti sur un coup de tête, et son angoisse est telle qu'il en tombe malade, de plus en plus malade à mesure qu'il approche de Tripoli. Quand le bateau accoste, le pèlerin prévient Clémence que Jaufré est là et qu'il va au plus mal. Le troubadour arrive à la Citadelle de Tripoli inconscient, porté sur une civière. En présence de la femme qu'il a chantée, il reprend peu à peu ses esprits. Les deux « amants de loin » se rencontrent, et l'approche du malheur leur fait brûler les étapes.


The Last Templar

The Last Templar [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Raymond Khoury
Editor: Penguin
ISBN-10: 1101158557
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The first thrilling novel in Raymond Khoury’s New York Times bestselling Templar series. In 1291, a young Templar knight flees the fallen holy land in a hail of fire and flashing sword, setting out to sea with a mysterious chest entrusted to him by the Order's dying grand master. The ship vanishes without a trace. In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights stage a bloody raid on the Metropolitan Museum of Art during an exhibit of Vatican treasures. Emerging with a strange geared device, they disappear into the night. The investigation that follows draws archaeologist Tess Chaykin and FBI agent Sean Reilly into the dark, hidden history of the crusading knights—and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers—as they race across three continents to recover the lost secret of the Templars.

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The Book of Grimoires

The Book of Grimoires [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Claude Lecouteux
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN-10: 1620551888
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The Book of Grimoires by Claude Lecouteux Book Summary:

An extensive study of ancient books of magic and the magical practices preserved in the few surviving grimoires • Includes spells, talisman formulations, and secret magical alphabets reproduced from the author’s private collection of grimoires, with instructions for their use • Explains the basic principles of medieval magic, including the doctrine of names and the laws of sympathy and contagion • Offers an overview of magic in the Western Mystery tradition Grimoires began simply as quick-reference “grammar books” for sorcerers, magicians, and priests before evolving into comprehensive guides to magic, complete with spell-casting rituals, magical alphabets, and instructions to create amulets and talismans. With the advent of the printing press, some grimoires were mass produced, but many of the abbreviations were misinterpreted and magical words misspelled, rendering them ineffective. The most powerful grimoires remained not only secret but also heavily encoded, making them accessible only to the highest initiates of the magical traditions. Drawing on his own private collection of grimoires and magical manuscripts as well as his privileged access to the rare book archives of major European universities, Claude Lecouteux offers an extensive study of ancient books of magic and the ways the knowledge within them was kept secret for centuries through symbols, codes, secret alphabets, and Kabbalistic words. Touching on both white and black magical practices, he explains the basic principles of medieval magic, including the doctrine of names and signatures, mastery of the power of images, and the laws of sympathy and contagion. He gives an overview of magic in the Western Mystery tradition, emphasizing both lesser-known magicians such as Trithemus and Peter of Apono and famous ones like Albertus Magnus and Hermes Trismegistus. Creating a universal grimoire, Lecouteux provides exact reproductions of secret magical alphabets, symbols, and glyphs with instructions for their use as well as an illustrated collection of annotated spells, rituals, and talismans for numerous applications including amorous magic, healing magic, and protection rites. The author also examines the folk magic that resulted when the high magic of the medieval grimoires melded with the preexisting pagan magic of ancient Europe.

Download or read The Book of Grimoires book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). An extensive study of ancient books of magic and the magical practices preserved in the few surviving grimoires • Includes spells, talisman formulations, and secret magical alphabets reproduced from the author’s private collection of grimoires, with instructions for their use • Explains the basic principles of medieval magic, including the doctrine of names and the laws of sympathy and contagion • Offers an overview of magic in the Western Mystery tradition Grimoires began simply as quick-reference “grammar books” for sorcerers, magicians, and priests before evolving into comprehensive guides to magic, complete with spell-casting rituals, magical alphabets, and instructions to create amulets and talismans. With the advent of the printing press, some grimoires were mass produced, but many of the abbreviations were misinterpreted and magical words misspelled, rendering them ineffective. The most powerful grimoires remained not only secret but also heavily encoded, making them accessible only to the highest initiates of the magical traditions. Drawing on his own private collection of grimoires and magical manuscripts as well as his privileged access to the rare book archives of major European universities, Claude Lecouteux offers an extensive study of ancient books of magic and the ways the knowledge within them was kept secret for centuries through symbols, codes, secret alphabets, and Kabbalistic words. Touching on both white and black magical practices, he explains the basic principles of medieval magic, including the doctrine of names and signatures, mastery of the power of images, and the laws of sympathy and contagion. He gives an overview of magic in the Western Mystery tradition, emphasizing both lesser-known magicians such as Trithemus and Peter of Apono and famous ones like Albertus Magnus and Hermes Trismegistus. Creating a universal grimoire, Lecouteux provides exact reproductions of secret magical alphabets, symbols, and glyphs with instructions for their use as well as an illustrated collection of annotated spells, rituals, and talismans for numerous applications including amorous magic, healing magic, and protection rites. The author also examines the folk magic that resulted when the high magic of the medieval grimoires melded with the preexisting pagan magic of ancient Europe.


Citizenship and Religion

Citizenship and Religion [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Maurice Blanc,Julia Droeber,Tom Storrie
Editor: Springer Nature
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This book explores the relationship between religion and citizenship from a culturally diverse group of contributors, in the context of the developing tendency towards fundamentalist and conflicting religious beliefs in European, North African, and Middle Eastern societies. The chapters provide an alternative narrative of the role of religion, presenting diverse ‘lived shades’ of citizenship, as well as accounting for issues of gender equality, minority rights, violence, identity, education, and secularisation. As the renewed role of religious institutions is increasing in Europe and elsewhere, the contributors interrogate the experience of belonging, public policy, welfare services and religious education, highlighting how cooperation between citizenship and religion is necessary in a democratic regime. The research will be of interest to students and scholars across sociology, international relations, and religious studies.

Download or read Citizenship and Religion book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). This book explores the relationship between religion and citizenship from a culturally diverse group of contributors, in the context of the developing tendency towards fundamentalist and conflicting religious beliefs in European, North African, and Middle Eastern societies. The chapters provide an alternative narrative of the role of religion, presenting diverse ‘lived shades’ of citizenship, as well as accounting for issues of gender equality, minority rights, violence, identity, education, and secularisation. As the renewed role of religious institutions is increasing in Europe and elsewhere, the contributors interrogate the experience of belonging, public policy, welfare services and religious education, highlighting how cooperation between citizenship and religion is necessary in a democratic regime. The research will be of interest to students and scholars across sociology, international relations, and religious studies.


Amin Maalouf

Amin Maalouf [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Joseph Maalouf
Editor: Editions L\'Harmattan
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Comment aborder le choc de la montée du fondamentalisme religieux dans les pays occidentaux ? Est-il vrai que le monde arabo-musulman est incompatible avec la modernité ? Pourquoi ledit monde s'enfonce dans le conformisme et l'intégrisme ? Interprétant la dimension humaniste de l'oeuvre d'Amin Maalouf, l'auteur tente de répondre à ces questions qui secouent à la fois le monde occidental et le monde oriental, en dévoilant subtilement les raisons qui enveniment les rapports entre ces deux mondes.

Download or read Amin Maalouf book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Comment aborder le choc de la montée du fondamentalisme religieux dans les pays occidentaux ? Est-il vrai que le monde arabo-musulman est incompatible avec la modernité ? Pourquoi ledit monde s'enfonce dans le conformisme et l'intégrisme ? Interprétant la dimension humaniste de l'oeuvre d'Amin Maalouf, l'auteur tente de répondre à ces questions qui secouent à la fois le monde occidental et le monde oriental, en dévoilant subtilement les raisons qui enveniment les rapports entre ces deux mondes.


Ragemoor

Ragemoor [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Jan Strnad
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
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From the creators of Mutant World! Ragemoor! A living castle, nurtured on pagan blood, harborer to deadly monsters! A fortress possessed of its own will and ability to change itself, with the power to add and destroy rooms and to grow without the help of any human hand. Its servants aren't human, its origins are Lovecraftian, and its keeper must fend off the castle walls from the terrible race of worm men! Collects the four-issue miniseries. * A gothic nightmare á la Poe and Lovecraft! "Richard Corben and Jan Strnad are like the Jack Kirby and Stan Lee of post-EC monster comics, responsible for classics like The Last Voyage of Sindbad and Mutant World. To see the two of them back together and a project like this is just exciting as hell." —Mike Mignola

Download or read Ragemoor book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). From the creators of Mutant World! Ragemoor! A living castle, nurtured on pagan blood, harborer to deadly monsters! A fortress possessed of its own will and ability to change itself, with the power to add and destroy rooms and to grow without the help of any human hand. Its servants aren't human, its origins are Lovecraftian, and its keeper must fend off the castle walls from the terrible race of worm men! Collects the four-issue miniseries. * A gothic nightmare á la Poe and Lovecraft! "Richard Corben and Jan Strnad are like the Jack Kirby and Stan Lee of post-EC monster comics, responsible for classics like The Last Voyage of Sindbad and Mutant World. To see the two of them back together and a project like this is just exciting as hell." —Mike Mignola


The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Amin Maalouf
Editor: Saqi
ISBN-10: 0863568483
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European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes. Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army inspired by prophets and poets finally succeeded in destroying the most powerful Crusader kingdoms. The memory of this greatest and most enduring victory ever won by a non-European society against the West still lives in the minds of millions of Arabs today. Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. He retells their stories in their own vivacious style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. He retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, and offers fascinating insights into some of the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today. 'Well-researched and highly readable.' Guardian 'A useful and important analysis adding much to existing western histories ... worth recommending to George Bush.' London Review of Books 'Maalouf tells an inspiring story ... very readable ... warmly recommended.' Times Literary Supplement 'A wide readership should enjoy this vivid narrative of stirring events.' The Bookseller 'Very well done indeed ... Should be put in the hands of anyone who asks what lies behind the Middle East's present conflicts.' Middle East International

Download or read The Crusades Through Arab Eyes book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes. Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army inspired by prophets and poets finally succeeded in destroying the most powerful Crusader kingdoms. The memory of this greatest and most enduring victory ever won by a non-European society against the West still lives in the minds of millions of Arabs today. Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. He retells their stories in their own vivacious style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. He retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, and offers fascinating insights into some of the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today. 'Well-researched and highly readable.' Guardian 'A useful and important analysis adding much to existing western histories ... worth recommending to George Bush.' London Review of Books 'Maalouf tells an inspiring story ... very readable ... warmly recommended.' Times Literary Supplement 'A wide readership should enjoy this vivid narrative of stirring events.' The Bookseller 'Very well done indeed ... Should be put in the hands of anyone who asks what lies behind the Middle East's present conflicts.' Middle East International


Les voyages d'Ibn Battûta

Les voyages d'Ibn Battûta [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Akalay Lotfi
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En 1354 quand Ibn Battûta revient à Fez au Maroc, il rentre d'un périple qui aura duré 29 ans. Un pèlerinage à La Mecque en 1325 a ainsi conduit l'aventurier aux quatre coins du monde, en Afrique, en Espagne, en Inde, des Maldives, jusqu'en Chine. Trop peu connu en France, ce Marco Polo musulman est un des plus grands voyageurs de l'histoire. Né à Tanger, il est même à l'origine de la consécration du récit de voyage en genre littéraire dans le monde musulman au XIVe siècle quand il publie sa "rihla" un mot qui à l'origine signifie "voyage", à l'origine de cette adaptation. En 1998, le journaliste et écrivain marocain Lotfi Akalay avait déjà consacré un livre à l'explorateur, qu'il considère comme "le premier touriste du monde". Il y décortiquait les controverses autour du texte, en révélant les modalités de circulation dans le monde musulman de l'époque. La bande dessinée a ouvert de nouvelles portes à ses ambitions. La mise en abyme du récit original par le dessinateur du point de vue d'Ibn Battûta crée l'illusion d'un carnet de voyage, étape par étape, alternant croquis et planches à l'aquarelle. Un périple tout en lumière qui mêle le réalisme historique et l'onirisme du conte.

Download or read Les voyages d'Ibn Battûta book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). En 1354 quand Ibn Battûta revient à Fez au Maroc, il rentre d'un périple qui aura duré 29 ans. Un pèlerinage à La Mecque en 1325 a ainsi conduit l'aventurier aux quatre coins du monde, en Afrique, en Espagne, en Inde, des Maldives, jusqu'en Chine. Trop peu connu en France, ce Marco Polo musulman est un des plus grands voyageurs de l'histoire. Né à Tanger, il est même à l'origine de la consécration du récit de voyage en genre littéraire dans le monde musulman au XIVe siècle quand il publie sa "rihla" un mot qui à l'origine signifie "voyage", à l'origine de cette adaptation. En 1998, le journaliste et écrivain marocain Lotfi Akalay avait déjà consacré un livre à l'explorateur, qu'il considère comme "le premier touriste du monde". Il y décortiquait les controverses autour du texte, en révélant les modalités de circulation dans le monde musulman de l'époque. La bande dessinée a ouvert de nouvelles portes à ses ambitions. La mise en abyme du récit original par le dessinateur du point de vue d'Ibn Battûta crée l'illusion d'un carnet de voyage, étape par étape, alternant croquis et planches à l'aquarelle. Un périple tout en lumière qui mêle le réalisme historique et l'onirisme du conte.


The Religion

The Religion [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Tim Willocks
Editor: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN-10: 9781429934947
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This is what we dream of: to be so swept away, so poleaxed by a book that the breath is sucked right out of us. Brace yourselves. May 1565. Suleiman the Magnificent, emperor of the Ottomans, has declared a jihad against the Knights of Saint John the Baptist. The largest armada of all time approaches the knights' Christian stronghold on the island of Malta. The Turks know the knights as the "Hounds of Hell." The knights call themselves "The Religion." In Messina, Sicily, a French countess, Carla La Penautier, seeks passage to Malta in a quest to find the son taken from her at his birth twelve years ago. The only man with the expertise and daring to help her is a Rabelaisian soldier of fortune, arms dealer, former janissary, and strapping Saxon adventurer by the name of Mattias Tannhauser. He agrees to accompany the lady to Malta, where, amid the most spectacular siege in military history, they must try to find the boy—whose name they do not know and whose face they have never seen—and pluck him from the jaws of Holy War. The Religion is the first book of the Tannhauser Trilogy, and from the first page of this epic account of the last great medieval conflict between East and West, it is clear we are in the hands of a master. Not since James Clavell has a novelist so powerfully and assuredly plunged readers headlong into another world and time. Anne Rice transformed the vampire novel. Stephen King reinvented horror. Now, in a spectacular tale of heroism, tragedy, and passion, Tim Willocks revivifies historical fiction.

Download or read The Religion book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). This is what we dream of: to be so swept away, so poleaxed by a book that the breath is sucked right out of us. Brace yourselves. May 1565. Suleiman the Magnificent, emperor of the Ottomans, has declared a jihad against the Knights of Saint John the Baptist. The largest armada of all time approaches the knights' Christian stronghold on the island of Malta. The Turks know the knights as the "Hounds of Hell." The knights call themselves "The Religion." In Messina, Sicily, a French countess, Carla La Penautier, seeks passage to Malta in a quest to find the son taken from her at his birth twelve years ago. The only man with the expertise and daring to help her is a Rabelaisian soldier of fortune, arms dealer, former janissary, and strapping Saxon adventurer by the name of Mattias Tannhauser. He agrees to accompany the lady to Malta, where, amid the most spectacular siege in military history, they must try to find the boy—whose name they do not know and whose face they have never seen—and pluck him from the jaws of Holy War. The Religion is the first book of the Tannhauser Trilogy, and from the first page of this epic account of the last great medieval conflict between East and West, it is clear we are in the hands of a master. Not since James Clavell has a novelist so powerfully and assuredly plunged readers headlong into another world and time. Anne Rice transformed the vampire novel. Stephen King reinvented horror. Now, in a spectacular tale of heroism, tragedy, and passion, Tim Willocks revivifies historical fiction.


In the Shadow of Islam

In the Shadow of Islam [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Isabelle Eberhardt
Editor: Peter Owen Publishers
ISBN-10: 0720616697
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An extraordinary evocation of the desert and its people by a woman who dressed as a man in order to travel alone and unimpeded throughout North Africa In 1897 Isabelle Eberhardt, at the age of 20, left an already unconventional life in Geneva for the Morroccan frontier. Gripped by spiritual restlessness and the desire to break free from the confinements of her society she traveled into the desert, and into the heart of Islam. Her experiences inspired a profound self-examination, and a book that today is regarded as one of the true classics of travel writing. In the current political climate, it is also a book uncannily current in its treatment of the culture of Islam in North Africa. One of the most astonishing travel documents of all time, this book is also a feminist classic in its own right.

Download or read In the Shadow of Islam book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). An extraordinary evocation of the desert and its people by a woman who dressed as a man in order to travel alone and unimpeded throughout North Africa In 1897 Isabelle Eberhardt, at the age of 20, left an already unconventional life in Geneva for the Morroccan frontier. Gripped by spiritual restlessness and the desire to break free from the confinements of her society she traveled into the desert, and into the heart of Islam. Her experiences inspired a profound self-examination, and a book that today is regarded as one of the true classics of travel writing. In the current political climate, it is also a book uncannily current in its treatment of the culture of Islam in North Africa. One of the most astonishing travel documents of all time, this book is also a feminist classic in its own right.


Journey Into the Past

Journey Into the Past [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Stefan Zweig
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN-10: 1590174127
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A deep study of the uneasy heart by one of the masters of the psychological novel, Journey into the Past, published here for the first time in America, is a novella that was found among Zweig’s papers after his death. Investigating the strange ways in which love, in spite of everything—time, war, betrayal—can last, Zweig tells the story of Ludwig, an ambitious young man from a modest background who falls in love with the wife of his rich employer. His love is returned, and the couple vow to live together, but then Ludwig is dispatched on business to Mexico, and while he is there the First World War breaks out. With travel and even communication across the Atlantic shut down, Ludwig makes a new life in the New World. Years later, however, he returns to Germany to find his beloved a widow and their mutual attraction as strong as ever. But is it possible for love to survive precisely as the impossible?

Download or read Journey Into the Past book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A deep study of the uneasy heart by one of the masters of the psychological novel, Journey into the Past, published here for the first time in America, is a novella that was found among Zweig’s papers after his death. Investigating the strange ways in which love, in spite of everything—time, war, betrayal—can last, Zweig tells the story of Ludwig, an ambitious young man from a modest background who falls in love with the wife of his rich employer. His love is returned, and the couple vow to live together, but then Ludwig is dispatched on business to Mexico, and while he is there the First World War breaks out. With travel and even communication across the Atlantic shut down, Ludwig makes a new life in the New World. Years later, however, he returns to Germany to find his beloved a widow and their mutual attraction as strong as ever. But is it possible for love to survive precisely as the impossible?