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The atheist's Bible : the most dangerous book that never existed

Author: Georges Minois
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1239, Pope Gregory IX accused Frederick II, the Holy Roman Emperor, of heresy. The author tracks the course of the book from its origins in 1239 to its most salient episodes in the seventeenth and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Minois, Georges, 1946-
Atheist's Bible.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2012
(OCoLC)809252044
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Minois
ISBN: 9780226530291 0226530299
OCLC Number: 781279053
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 249 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: The origin of a mythical theme: the prehistory of the three impostors (up to the thirteenth century) --
The hunt for the author of a mythical treatise (fourteenth to sixteenth century) --
The European elites and religious imposture (seventeenth century) --
Debates on the origin of religions (second half of the seventeenth century) --
From the De tribus to the Trois imposteurs: discovery or invention of the Treatise (1680-1721) --
The treatise of the Three impostors: the contents of a blasphemy.
Other Titles: Traité des trois imposteurs.
Responsibility: Georges Minois ; translated by Lys Ann Weiss.

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"The Treatise of the Three Impostors is a book that enjoyed centuries of notorious nonexistence until (as Voltaire would say) it became necessary to invent it. Georges Minois writes with empathy, Read more...

 
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