A Book Of Wonders

A Book Of Wonders

by Kevin T. Dann
     
 
In Europe during the Middle Ages, the most learned philosopher and the humblest peasant alike engaged in heated discussion and spectacular speculation on the subject of "Wonders." The sports of Nature-Unicorns, Sea Serpents, Dragons, and Odd
Things Falling From the Sky; Signs in the Heavens; Human Prodigies; Dark Days;
Auroras & Comets; the deep mysteries of

Overview

In Europe during the Middle Ages, the most learned philosopher and the humblest peasant alike engaged in heated discussion and spectacular speculation on the subject of "Wonders." The sports of Nature-Unicorns, Sea Serpents, Dragons, and Odd
Things Falling From the Sky; Signs in the Heavens; Human Prodigies; Dark Days;
Auroras & Comets; the deep mysteries of Earth & Heaven-all drew forth peoples'
astonishment and earnest questions. Are there not Wonders-and Marvels, Mysteries,
Myth, and Magic-in our age as well? Of course there are! But we moderns tend not to be aware of them, and when they make headlines, we tend to dismiss them as fakes or hallucinations.
An introduction to a new way of thinking about the Past, this "Brief History of the
World" follows a trail of Wonders over the course of the last five centuries. From the extraordinary deeds of Joan of Arc to the mysteries of Aztec sacrifice to the workings of the secret brotherhoods of East and West, you will hear a surprising tale of World
Destiny, one that inspires you to seek your own Grail within.

Dr. Kevin Dann teaches in the History Department at the State University of
New York at Plattsburgh.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597311656
Publisher:
Sophia Perennis
Publication date:
09/04/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.47(d)

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