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The Pilgrim Journey: A History of Pilgrimage in the Western World

By James Harpur - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

The Pilgrim Journey offers a brief history of Christian pilgrimages over the last two thousand years. Harpur fully explores the notion of what ...Read Review

The Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women’s Movement

By Laura Swan - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

The Beguines were laywomen who lived in productive Catholic communities – kind of like urban kibbutzim for women – from about 1200 on across Europe. They ...Read Review

Island: How Islands Transform the World

By J. Edward Chamberlin - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

Island is a compact but dense study of ocean islands from cultural, biological, geological, literary, and historical perspectives. There is much interesting information ...Read Review

A Private History of Happiness, Ninety-Nine Moments of Joy from Around the World

By George Myerson - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

Happiness being an elusive encounter in our modern age, we often need to know that it truly can be found. Turning to the ...Read Review

Queen Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry, and Spectacular Gardens

By Trea Martyn - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

In this book (previously published in the UK under the title Elizabeth in the Garden) garden historian Trea Martyn concentrates on a relatively ...Read Review

Revolutionary Spirits: The Enlightened Faith of America’s Founding Fathers

By Gary Kowalski - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

The Founding Fathers of the United States (or The Founders, to use a more contemporary term) and their religious values continue to play ...Read Review

Catherine of Siena: A Passionate Life

By Don Brophy - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

I have long been intrigued by what little I know of Catherine of Siena, one of only three women Doctors of the Church (...Read Review

The Great Medieval Heretics: Five Centuries of Religious Dissent

By Michael Frassetto - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

In a period of history when the Catholic Church ruled supreme, religious dissenters challenged the boundaries not only of belief but also of ...Read Review

Mr. Langshaw’s Square Piano

By Madeline Goold - Published 2008Published 2009

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Nonfiction

The author’s search for a second-hand harpsichord on which to play early music led her on a journey that will fascinate the ...Read Review

The Last Divine Office: Henry Vlll and the Dissolution of the Monasteries

By Geoffrey Moorhouse - Published 2008

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Nonfiction

Beginning in 1536, claiming the loftiest motives, Henry VIII began the dissolution of the monasteries of England. As Geoffrey Moorhouse makes plain in this ...Read Review