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Scientology’s Foundation Mejora presents new scholarly book about 10 years of promotion and defense of religious freedom

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium, 29th May 2024 - religious freedom - The Mejora Foundation, which has consultative status with the UN ECOSOC, presented its latest book at the Faculty of Law of the University of Seville,...

Book Anticultism in France in 2024: Personal Stories and Battles

In a world that often misunderstands and ostracizes unconventional beliefs, Donald A. Westbrook’s groundbreaking 2024 book, Anticultism in France, emerges as a beacon of scholarship and attention to the details. Being released by Cambridge University Press...

Europol has broken up an international gang of thieves of valuable antiquarian books

Europol announced in The Hague that a gang of experienced thieves of valuable antiquarian books had been broken, DPA reported. Nine Georgians have been arrested during actions in Georgia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and France, the...

France’s National Library has placed four books from the 19th century under “quarantine”

The National Library of France has placed four books from the 19th century "under quarantine", reported AFP. The reason is that their covers contain arsenic. The discovery was made about five years ago. University scientists have...

Dostoyevsky and Plato removed from sale in Russia due to “LGBT propaganda”

The Russian bookstore Megamarket was sent a list of books to be removed from sale due to "LGBT propaganda". Journalist Alexander Plyushchev published a list of 257 titles on his Telegram channel, writes The...

How important it is to read books

Reading books, apart from enriching our vocabulary, our general culture and speech, transports us to other worlds and even takes us away from the real world in which we live for a little while....

What is the Impact of Teaching our Children All About Religion?

Teaching children all about religion and religious diversity is crucial in promoting respect and understanding for all faiths. Discover the impact of this important lesson in this article.

Chinese Ancient Books Resources Database

„Chinese Ancient Books Resources Database" is an important achievement of "Chinese Ancient Books Preservation Plan".

The oldest Hebrew Bible in the world sold for a record 38.1 million dollars

The "Sassoon Codex" dates from the late 9th or early 10th century The price was reached in just 4 minutes of contested bidding between two buyers, according to Sotheby's auction house in New York. The world's...

Alicia Simpson, Stephanos Efthymiadis (ed), Niketas Choniates: A Historian and a Writer. La Pomme d’or S.A., Geneva 2011.

 Contents: Introduction, Alicia Simpson, Niketas Choniates: the Historian and Stephanos Efthymiadis, Niketas Choniates: the Writer Paul Magdalino: Prophecy and Divination in the History Anthony Kaldellis: Paradox, Reversal and the Meaning of History Stephanos Efthymiadis: Greek and Biblical Exempla in the Service...

Paul Magdalino, Maria Mavroudi (ed). The Occult Sciences in Byzantium. La Pomme d’or S.A., Geneva 2006.

 Contents: Paul Magdalino, Maria Mavroudi: Introduction. Maria Mavroudi: Occult Sciences and Society in Byzantium: Considerations for Future Research. Katerina Ierodiakonou: The Byzantine Concept of Sympatheia and its Appropriation in Michael Psellos. Paul Magdalino: Occult Sciences and Imperial Power in Byzantine History and...

Tonia Kiousopoulou, Emperor or Manager: Power and Political Ideology in Byzantium before 1453. La Pomme d’or, Geneva 2011.

https://www.pommedor.ch/emperor.html  Byzantium in the 15th century is too easily dismissed as the anachronistic tail end of an ancient ecumenical empire, whose only achievements, apart from the heroic last stand of Constantinople in 1453, were the...

May 9th, 73rd Anniversary for Europe and Dianetics

L. Ron Hubbard's “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health” made its debut on May 9, 1950, and the results of the technique contributed to its swift rise to the top of bestseller lists....

Emma Maayan Fanar, Revelation through the Alphabet. Aniconism and Illustrated Initial Letters in Byzantine Artistic Imagination. La Pomme d’or, Geneva 2011.

https://www.pommedor.ch/revelation.html The book explores aniconic tendencies in the post-iconoclastic lectionaries, with special emphasis on illuminated initial letters, unravelling their sources and models and offering an innovative approach to the enigma of their sudden and widespread...

A unique Ptolemy manuscript has been discovered in a medieval palimpsest

In a parchment on which the work of an early medieval author was written, scientists found a description of a meteoroscope - a unique instrument of an ancient astronomer, which until now was known...

“Don’t close your eyes”

The latest book of the author Martin Ralchevski “Don’t close your eyes” is already on the book market (© publisher “Edelweiss”, 2022; ISBN 978-619-7186-82- 6). The book is the antithesis of prayer and the...

Book of Mormon: BYU makes smallest Book of Mormon

This week, Brigham Young University engineers released the results of a unique project they embarked on: making the smallest Book of Mormon ever. Tiny books of scriptures have been in the works for a while....

“Book Alley” in Sofia begins with Record Number of Publishers

A record number of publishing houses - 122, are participating in the “Book Alley” opening today in Sofia.

Why the book will never die even in the Internet Age

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Why the book will never die even in the Internet Age - Alastair Stewart

Why Stephen King turned on his own publisher in a battle over the future of the book industry

It didn’t involve any killer clowns, haunted hotels, or avenging, telekinetic high schoolers, but this summer, author Stephen King began telling a new scary story: the precarious state of the US book industry in...

The Best Coffee Table Books for Sports Lovers

Scouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission. While I may not read as much as I’d like to, there is nothing I enjoy more than...

How to Survive Death, a book that provides “a safe trip between lives”

"How to Survive Death" is also about the author’s journey, an autobiography, from rebellious youth to a fulfilling life, helping others achieve their full potential. On that journey, he never stopped searching for better...

Pirated books thrive on Amazon — and authors say web giant ignores fraud

Amazon is getting flooded with counterfeit versions of books, angering customers and authors alike who say the site is doing little to fight the literary fraudsters.  Forgeries sold by third parties through Amazon range from...

Hong Kong book fair bars ‘pro-democracy’ publishers

Three independent publishers were allegedly rejected for books on 2019 protests Three independent publishers were allegedly barred from the Hong Kong book fair for printing pro-democracy books on the 2019 protests. (Photo: Unsplash) Published: July 25, 2022...

What was the Jewish ‘literary mafia’?

In the postwar years, there were so many Jews in the American publishing industry that some writers began coining a phrase to describe them: “The literary mafia.” This mafia, they believed, secretly ensured that Jewish...
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