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  • The Durrells of Corfu
    The Durrells of Corfu (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left?...

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  • An Alexandria Anthology
    An Alexandria Anthology (English, Hardback) Michael Haag

    In the pages of An Alexandrian Anthology, we follow the delight of travelers discovering the strangeness of the city and its variety and pleasures.

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  • The Tragedy of the Templars
    The Tragedy of the Templars (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    In 1187, nearly a century after the victorious First Crusade, Saladin captured Jerusalem. The Templars, headquartered on the Temple Mount, were driven from the city along with the Frankish population.The fall of Jerusalem was a turning point, the start of a narrative of desperate struggle and relentless loss. In little more than a century Acre would be destroyed, the Franks driven from Outremer,...

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  • The Quest for Mary Magdalene
    The Quest for Mary Magdalene (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    From Michael Haag, the international bestselling author of The Templars: The History & the Myth and The Tragedy of the Templars, comes a fascinating account of one of the most mysterious and controversial figures in religious history.Mary Magdalene is a potent and enigmatic figure. In the gospels she finances Jesus’ mission in Galilee and is the only person with Jesus at his crucifixion,...

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  • Templars
    Templars (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    Investigates the Templar legends and legacy - from the mysteries of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem through to Templar appearances in Dan Brown and Indiana Jones. This book explains the context of Templar history, including the evidence discovered by the Vatican that the Templars were not guilty of heresy.

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  • Luxor Illustrated
    Luxor Illustrated (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    A celebration of the monuments and landscape of Upper Egypt. It also covers the major sites of Upper Egypt, including Abydos, Dendera, Esna, Edfu, and Kom Ombo. It highlights the remarkable temples at Abu Simbel, with their colossal figures of Ramesses II and his lovely wife Nefertari cut from the living rock.

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  • The Tragedy of the Templars
    The Tragedy of the Templars (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    From Michael Haag, bestselling author of The Templars: The History and the Myth, comes The Tragedy of the Templars, an exciting new look at the rise of Templar power and the saga of their destruction. Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar was a religious order dedicated to defending the Holy Land and its Christian pilgrims in the decades after the First Crusade....

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  • Inferno Decoded
    Inferno Decoded (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    What is the real truth behind the mysteries of Dan Brown’s latest blockbuster thriller?In this illuminating unofficial companion to Dan Brown’s Inferno, popular historian Michael Haag, author of the bestselling Rough Guide to the Da Vinci Code, unpacks Dante’s allegorical poetic masterpiece of the same name, delivering fascinating, crucial background for the characters, settings, and riddles in...

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  • Vintage Alexandria
    Vintage Alexandria (English, Hardback) Michael Haag

    A collection of archival photographs that reveals the forgotten heart of a great cosmopolitan city. Using vintage photographs from the second half of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth, this book brings to life the world of that vanished Alexandria, that was the prosperous gateway between Egypt and the world.

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  • The Rough Guide to the Lost Symbol
    The Rough Guide to the Lost Symbol (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    Dan Brown's thriller "The Lost Symbol" is one of the biggest global publishing phenomenon. This title traces various debates concerning religion and secret societies and the views of historians on Dan Brown's plots and ideas. It casts an eye on the locations of the book and how you can visit them.

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  • Alexandria Illustrated
    Alexandria Illustrated (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    Alexandria has had a checkered history since its foundation by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. In this guide to one of the world's great cities, Michael Haag explores Alexandria's past and present in word and picture, from the ancient Pharos to the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina, from Anfushi to Montazah.

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  • The Templars: The History and the Myth
    The Templars: The History and the Myth (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    The first history of the legendary Templar knights since the Vatican momentously released the records of their trial and exoneration. Haag investigates their origins and history, the enduring myths, and the soaring architecture of an enigmatic order longshrouded in mystery and controversy.

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  • Alexandria
    Alexandria (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    This book is a literary, social, and political portrait of Alexandria at a high point of its history. Drawing on diaries, letters, and interviews, Michael Haag recovers the lost life of the city, its cosmopolitan inhabitants, and its literary characters.Located on the coast of Africa yet rich in historical associations with Western civilization, Alexandria was home to an exotic variety of people...

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  • The Lost Oases
    The Lost Oases (English, Paperback) A.M. Hassanein Bey

    Tells how Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Hassanein set out by camel from Egypt's Mediterranean coast west of Mersa Matruh, heading for the oases of Siwa and Kufra and into the unknown reaches of the Libyan Desert. This book shows that he had found evidence of a flourishing human existence many years ago, and proof that the Sahara was once green.

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  • Cairo Illustrated
    Cairo Illustrated (English, Hardback) Michael Haag

    About Cairo and the political and cultural fulcrum of the Arab world, this book explores Cairo's past and present, from Saqqara to the Citadel of Saladin, from the ancient synagogue and churches of Cairo to the skyscrapers along the Nile. It is illustrated with color photographs and introduces the Islamic,Coptic and Egyptian Antiquities museums.

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  • Inferno Decoded
    Inferno Decoded (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    An indispensible guide to the fact, myth and mystery of Dan Brown's Inferno

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  • The Rough Guide to The Da Vinci Code
    The Rough Guide to The Da Vinci Code (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    Explores and explains the context of Dan Brown's thriller "The Da Vinci Code", from how the early Christian Church 'edited' "The Bible" to the true history of the holy grail, and to what art historians make of Leonardo Da Vinci's symbolism in the "Last Supper" and other works.

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  • Alexandria
    Alexandria (English, Hardback) Michael Haag

    Using interviews, diaries, letters and photographs, Michael Haag recreates this city of Durrell, of Cavafy - his 'Alexandrian muse' - of E. M. Forster and of the models for Durrell's creations: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea.

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  • The Rough Guide to the Templars
    The Rough Guide to the Templars (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    Some say the Templars have been involved in everything from the Cathar heresy to the French revolution. A Templar connection has been claimed for the Turin shroud, Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail. This title investigates the facts, legends and mysteries surrounding their rise and sensational fall.

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  • The Durrells Of Corfu
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