Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle The Legend of the Kingdom of Prester John
First Written 1970
Genre History
Publisher Cambridge University Press
My Copy Hardback
First Read December 04, 2008

Searches for an Imaginary Kingdom

Checking this again for notes for my upcoming talk on Prester John. It's so good! I really like Gumilev's approach here.

Noted on March 4, 2013

When your interest is aroused in some subject, when you want to know all about it - what it represents, how it is linked with its surroundings and what significance it has for me and my contemporaries - you look first of all for a suitable book where all this might be described. You hope that, reading it, you will find peace and be able to pass to other matters until the demon of curiosity again seizes your heart.

Quoted on September 30, 2011

On the other hand, Paul's mission, addressed to educated heathens, found many converts. The Hellenes were particularly startled by the idea, then strange to them, of the existence of evil, and they began to interpret it in various ways . . .

Quoted on September 30, 2011

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