Holy Blood, Holy Grail

Holy Blood, Holy Grail

Book - 2004
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A nineteenth century French priest discovers something in his mountain village at the foot of The Pyrenees which enables him to amass and spend a fortune of millions of pounds. The tale seems to begin with buried treasure and then turns into an unprecedented historical detective story - a modern Grail quest leading back through cryptically coded parchments, secret societies, the Knights Templar, the Cathar heretics of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and a dynasty of obscure French kings deposed more than 1,300 years ago. The author's conclusions are persuasive: at the core is not material riches but a secret - a secret of explosive and controversial proportions, which radiates out from the little Pyrenees village all the way to contemporary politics and the entire edifice of the Christian faith. It involves nothing less than... the Holy Grail.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2004, c1983
ISBN: 9780099503095
9780385338592
0385338597
Branch Call Number: 944 Bai
Characteristics: 489 p. : ill., maps
Additional Contributors: Leigh, Richard 1943-
Lincoln, Henry

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patch666
Jul 18, 2017

very fun to read but take it and the history it presents cautiously >> good to get ideas for fiction or films but actuall history is suspect ~ 420 I read it years before Da vinci code

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JenksAten
Aug 22, 2012

very educational with several theories explored

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kid_oliva
Mar 08, 2012

Interesting fiction! I say only because the whole basis of the book is based upon "Dossiers Secrets". This was written by Pierre Plantard and Philippe de Ch%C3%A9risey under the pseudonym of "Philippe Toscan du Plantier." It meant to show lineage back to the Merovingian dynasty. They wanted to revive the monarch in France in the 1960's.

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