Posts Tagged ‘history’

Werner Greub (Author), Robert J. Kelder – Willehalm Institute Press – Amsterdam (Translator) Buy This Book! The 13th century German poet-knight Wolfram von Eschenbach assures us that his famous Grail romance Parzival contains descriptions of historical events that took place eleven generations before his time, i.e. in the 9th century, exactly in the way he narrates them. The source […]

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 00:01 | 1 comment

By Gary Lachman (Author), Colin Wilson (Foreword) Published by Lindisfarne Books (May 1, 2003) Buy this Book! This book is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand human consciousness. It is astounding to think that we explore the depths of the ocean and the outer reaches of space without putting a similar effort into […]

Sunday, July 7th, 2013 at 00:01 | 0 comments

By Fawn M. Brodie First Vintage Books Edition, 1995; originally published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1945. Click to buy this book! In the Preface of the first edition of her book, author Fawn M. Brodie (1915–1981) sums up the challenges faced by all those who decide to undertake a serious study of the life […]

Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 00:01 | 0 comments

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
Categories: History, Reviews

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
Categories: History, Reviews