Archive for the ‘History’ Category

By Grigoris Balakian, Translated by Peter Balakian with Aris Sevag A Borzoi Book, published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2009 Click to Buy this Book! Grigoris Balakian (1876–1934) was a priest and later a bishop in the Armenian Apostolic Church. He had studied engineering in Germany, entered an Armash Seminary in Constantinople, and had served […]

Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 00:01 | 0 comments
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By Steven M. Gillon Published by Basic Books, Perseus Books Group, New York, 2011 Click to Buy this Book! Author Steven M. Gillon wastes no words in this gem of a history book. From Chapter 1 through the end of the Epilogue the book is only 188 pages in length and very effectively follows a […]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 00:01 | 0 comments
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By Jonathan Lyons Published by Bloomsbury Press, New York, 2009 Click to Buy this Book! In the Prologue of The House of Wisdom, titled Al-Maghrib/Sunset, author Jonathan Lyons introduces the central themes that are carried throughout the entire book with unceasing intellectual vigor: “The power of Arab learning, championed by Adelard of Bath [c. 1080–1152], […]

Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at 00:01 | 0 comments
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By William J. Broad The Penguin Press, Published by the Penguin Group, New York, 2006 Click to Buy this Book! From the Prologue: “This book is about a voice from the remote past that has come back to question the metaphysical assumptions of our age, to urge us to look beyond the claims of science […]

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 00:01 | 0 comments
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By Mark Booth 2008 Peter Mayer Publishers, Overlook Press, Woodstock, NY. The Kindle edition Click to Buy this Book! Synthesizing all the esoteric thinking since the dawn of time is not a task most of us would undertake. Even if we could. Decoding the mysticism lurking in literature, art, music, religion, alchemy, history and philosophy […]

Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at 00:01 | 4 comments
Categories: History, Reviews