Tag Archives: Christianity

Il nome della rosa (The Name of The Rose)

Eco, Umberto (translated by William Weaver). The Name of the Rose. Pan, 1984. (First published 1980).


to read

The Prague Cemetery

Opera aperta (1962, rev. 1976 – English translation: The Open Work (1989)

How to Write a Thesis (2015) Translated by Caterina Mongiat Farina and Geoff Farina

film The Name of the Rose. Jean-Jacques Annaud | DP Tonino Delli Colli (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 1966; Once Upon a Time in the West, 1968)


See Saint Michael’s Abbey

Labyrinthus Aedificium. Via Wikimedia.

yazidis, jews, the crusades and terror

Yazidi man in traditional clothes| via wikipedia

article from the NY times: The First Victims of the Crusade

Comparison of militant Islam and the crusaders of medieval times.
First victims of the crusades were Jews. The Christians descended on Jewish communities as they rode to Jerusalem. The Jews had a choice of converting or being killed.
In Mosul, Iraq, Yazidis, Muslims and Christians coexisted until ISIS arrived in 2014. The militants asked the infidels the same 900 year-old question- convert or die.
Yazidis~Zoroastrianism, Islam and Christianity.
Book by Susan Jacoby “Religious Conversion: A Secular History.”