Sobre el Libro – Entre la Cruz y la Estrella Pierre es un joven francés creado en un orfanato en el inicio del siglo XIV. Bajo la turbulenta Edad Media, descubre que es hijo de judíos y empeza a soñar en encontrar la familia, aun sin saber si los padres están vivos. Comete un crimen aún joven, que lo obliga a salir de Francia, iniciando una fantástica y aventurera jornada por países musulmanes y cristianos, lo forzando a cambiar constantemente de religión. Luchando para vivir, acompaña a una tropa de mercadores y descubre un don artístico que lo lleva a un conflicto entre la búsqueda por la riqueza y la fe absoluta. Al largo de esa epopeya, cárceles, torturas y descubiertas son constantes y realísticas. Un libro imperdible, con relatos historicos que revelan la mente medieval, polémicas de la iglesia y costumbres de la época.
Author: Boris Cyrulnik
"Cyrulink has healed people and countries." (The Times, London) Renowned French neuropsychiatrist and psychoanalyst Boris Cyrulnik's parents were deported to a concentration camp during the Second World War. They never returned. This early personal trauma at the age of five led Cyrulnik to his life's work helping individuals and countries come to terms with their pasts and forge ahead to create positive futures. It is his firm belief that trauma does not equal destiny-that, rather, we can find strength in the face of pain. Drawing on years of experience working around the globe with children who have been abused, orphaned, fought in wars and escaped genocide, Cyrulnik here tells many amazing and moving stories of individuals whose experiences prove that suffering, however appalling, can be the making of somebody rather than their destruction. This inspiring book teaches us that we can not only survive in the shadow of adversity-we can thrive.
Purity of Blood
Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
Hired to rescue a man's daughter from a convent where a powerful corrupt priest is forcing her to be his personal concubine, Alatriste finds himself thrust into a religious and political conspiracy with ties to the highest levels of the Inquisition. Reprint.
Author: Patrick Süskind
An odorless baby found orphaned in a Paris gutter in 1738 grows to become a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any means, the ultimate scent that will make him human. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Da Vinci code
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Bentang Pustaka
Simbolog Robert Langdon menerima telepon misterius yang mengundangnya ke Museum Louvre Paris pada tengah malam. Sesampainya di sana, yang ditemui Langdon adalah mayat telanjang sang kurator museum dengan posisi dan tato aneh di perutnya. Langdon terkejut ketika menyadari bahwa teka-teki itu memang mengarah ke misteri terbesar sepanjang sejarah yang petunjukknya tersembunyi dalam karya-karya Da Vinci. Misteri tentang persaudaraan rahasia yang melibatkan nama-nama besar. Persaudaraan yang menjaga sebuah fakta sejarah yang sangat mengejutkan. Fakta yang bisa mengguncang keyakinan miliaran manusia. Dengan bantuan kriptolog Shopie Neveu, Langdon berusaha memecahkan misteri itu sambil berusaha menghindari kejaran polisis sepanjang Paris, London, dan kota lainnya. Langdon harus segera memecahkan misteri itu dan mengalahkan musuh tersembunyi yang menghadang di setiap langkah mereka dan mengancam nyawa. [Mizan, Bentang, Dan Brown, Langdon, Indonesia]
Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
The first action-packed adventure in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series, with Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s most stunning creation to date. Captain Alatriste is a Spanish soldier who lives as a swordsman-for-hire in seventeenth-century Madrid. Needing gold to pay off his debts, Alatriste and another hired blade are paid to ambush two travelers, stage a robbery, and give the travelers a fright. “No blood,” they are told. Then a mysterious stranger enters to clarify the job: he increases the pay, and tells Alatriste that, instead, he must murder the two travelers. When the attack unfolds, Alatriste realizes that these aren’t ordinary travelers, and what happens next is only the first in a riveting series of twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe.
The Name of the Rose
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate charges of heresy against Franciscan monks at a wealthy Italian abbey but finds his mission overshadowed by seven bizarre murders.
Doubt: A History
Author: Jennifer Hecht
Publisher: Harper Collins
In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind especially-from Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein and Hawking. This is an account of the world's greatest ‘intellectual virtuosos,' who are also humanity's greatest doubters and disbelievers, from the ancient Greek philosophers, Jesus, and the Eastern religions, to modern secular equivalents Marx, Freud and Darwin—and their attempts to reconcile the seeming meaninglessness of the universe with the human need for meaning, This remarkable book ranges from the early Greeks, Hebrew figures such as Job and Ecclesiastes, Eastern critical wisdom, Roman stoicism, Jesus as a man of doubt, Gnosticism and Christian mystics, medieval Islamic, Jewish and Christian skeptics, secularism, the rise of science, modern and contemporary critical thinkers such as Schopenhauer, Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, the existentialists.
Translation of El eroticism en los cantos judeo-espaanoles.
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond.
The Jerusalem Diamond
Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Open Road Media
A man travels to Israel to uncover a diamond’s remarkable past in this vivid historical saga from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Physician. A diamond cutter and seller from a long, respected line of precious-gem dealers, New Yorker Harry Hopeman is intrigued by the story of the so-called “Jerusalem Diamond,” a magnificent yellow jewel rumored to date back to the biblical time of King Solomon. So when he’s asked to broker a deal that will return the legendary gemstone to Israel, he eagerly accepts. Arriving in the volatile Middle East, Hopeman soon discovers that his assignment will be anything but easy. Representatives of the Holy Land’s three major religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—are all laying claim to the priceless jewel that once adorned the miter of Pope Gregory, and they will do anything to possess it. Partnering with Israeli government agent Tamar Strauss—a beautiful and courageous Yemenite war widow who inspires the visiting American’s passion as well as his respect—Hopeman is soon entangled in a web of mystery and intrigue that crosses continents and stretches back thousands of years. As the duo follows the twisting travels of the gem and the bloody conflicts it has ignited throughout its extraordinary past—a history that intertwines with Hopeman’s own family saga—the story of a breathtaking land and its people unfolds in all its drama and glory. International-bestselling author Noah Gordon—whose acclaimed historical novel The Physician was the inspiration for the major motion picture of the same name starring Ben Kingsley— “has packed a suspense tale with religious, historical and archeological underpinnings, along with fascinating insights into an industry whose conduct is generally shrouded from outside scrutiny” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
By the mid-twentieth century, Eastern European Jews had become one of Argentina's largest minorities. Some represented a wave of immigration begun two generations before; many settled in the province of Entre Ríos and founded an agricultural colony. Taking its title from the resulting hybrid of acculturation, The Invention of the Jewish Gaucho examines the lives of these settlers, who represented a merger between native cowboy identities and homeland memories. The arrival of these immigrants in what would be the village of Villa Clara coincided with the nation's new sense of liberated nationhood. In a meticulous rendition of Villa Clara's social history, Judith Freidenberg interweaves ethnographic and historical information to understand the saga of European immigrants drawn by Argentine open-door policies in the nineteenth century and its impact on the current transformation of immigration into multicultural discourses in the twenty-first century. Using Villa Clara as a case study, Freidenberg demonstrates the broad power of political processes in the construction of ethnic, class, and national identities. The Invention of the Jewish Gaucho draws on life histories, archives, material culture, and performances of heritage to enhance our understanding of a singular population—and to transform our approach to social memory itself.
Face to Face
Author: Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher: Fortress Press
Examining how God and eventually Christ are portrayed in early Christian art, Jensen explores questions of the relationship between art and theology, conflicts over idolatry and iconography, and how the Christological controversies affected the portrayals of Christ. Since much of this art comes from ancient Rome, she places her analysis in the context of the history of Roman portraiture. One hundred photographs enhance the discussion.