Books on France
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The Visigothic Inheritance (Citadels and Treasure in Southern France)
Mysterious France (Unusual places and little known mysteries of France)
Mary, Jesus, and the Charismatic Priest (Rennes Le Chateau and the Jesus Myth)
The Visigothic Inheritance
|Citadels and Treasure in the South of France - a new look at Languedoc!
1. Coincidence or Destiny?
PART ONE - A DRAMATIC HISTORY
2. Searching for the Sunshine - the incredible Gothic migration - a whole nation moved as one.
3. Who were then the Barbarians? It wasn't the Visigoths that left devastation in their wake
4. The King who conquered Rome. Alaric I discovered an immense treasure, but he wanted grain for his people
5. Ambassadors or Conquerors? They ruled Aquitaine, all of south-west France on behalf of the Romans
6. The Trials of Theodoric. He gave his life for his people and gave his people to defend Gaul.
7. Euric, The wonder King. One of the greatest Visigothic kings, who battled against the bishops
8. The Once and Future King. Alaric II, beloved hero, king of legend. He'll come back to save his people.
9. Septimania - 200 years in Languedoc - the unknown years of the Visigothic hermits
10. Meanwhile south of the border. Years of violent adventures until Visigothic Spain was invaded by the Saracens.
PART TWO - MYSTERIES TO AMAZE YOU
11. The Visigoths and the Cagots - a Pyrenean mystery
12. Rhedae, now the mysterious Rennes-le-Chateau. Citadel home for 650 years, a Royal city with a Golden Age
13. Visigothic Mysteries of Narbonne. Who saved Narbonne? Why was he called the King of the Jews?
PART THREE - VISIBILITY IN FRANCE TODAY
14. Footsteps of the Visigoths. Tourism in favourite Visigothic places, including the Montagne d'Alaric, home of the mountain king.
15. The Visigothic Inheritance. They left us so much, so little recognised. Our final analysis of their importance.
16. The Treasure of the Visigoths. Where is it now?
PART FOUR - REFERENCE
17. Chronology. Geneology of the Visigoths and the Merovingians. Bibliography.
(254 pages) (illustrated) (2007)
|€ 22 Euros|
|Unusual places and little known mysteries of France
A France you've never known .....
Susan Mayfield's book is firmly off the beaten track, visiting little-known and well-known places alike to investigate the mysteriousness of this strange country
She visits every corner of France, from the English Channel to the Pyrenees and from the Atlantic to the Cote d'Azur. She takes us through history, she investigates mysteries and she probes into the secret lives of fascinating people.
She pins together the stories of churches and cathedrals, abandoned villages, mystic events, miracles, kings and queens, ordinary people, artists and writers to reach a conclusion that my surprise you.
Did you know that Napolean stole books? that Wordsworth was married to a French woman? that Van Gogh was bad tempered and disliked? Do you know ... about the pilgrims route that passes through a nudist camp? about the stone circles under the sea? about the church in a tree? Would you believe? Bull worship was common in France? Paganism is still practised? that Jesus himself was part French?
(258 pages) (illustrated with colour photos)
|€ 15 Euros|
Mary, Jesus, and the Charismatic Priest
The Legends of Rennes-Le-Chateau and the Jesus Myth
An English writer living in the region has investigated the old legends of Rennes Le Chateau and carried the story one step further. She has lived and France for 15 years and studied the Rennes-le-Chäteau mysteries for 20 years.
Her book is called; “Mary, Jesus and the Charismatic Priest” and is the latest slant on the mysteries that have held us in thrall for over forty years. Her book is beautifully-presented and consists of 100 pages of fascinating text plus over 150 colour photographs.
The story starts with a very down-to-earth account of Bérenger Saunière and the times he lived in as a priest, and the source of his wealth is discovered. He had to keep his secret to the end because of his Roman faith. Two of his friends who knew it were murdered for it, and his housekeeper, who lived until 1953 after he died, never told a soul.
From there the author investigated the possibility that Mary Magdalene and Jesus came to the region after the crucifixion and concludes they founded a form of early Christianity that led to Catharism.
She tells us; “People think this book is religious but no - it is really alternative history that treats Mary and Jesus as real people, with real human passions.”
Mary, Jesus, and the Charismatic Priest by Val Wineyard
200 pages - Color illustrations and photographs
|€ 25 Euros|
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