by Amin Maalouf

Les jardins de Lumière, c'est l'histoire de Mani, un personnage oublié, mais dont le nom est encore, paradoxalement, sur toutes les lèvres. Lorsqu'on parle de "manichéen", de "manichéisme", on songe rarement à cet homme de Mésopotamie, peintre, médecin et prophète, qui proposait, au IIIe siècle de notre ère, une nouvelle vision du monde, profondément humaniste, et si audacieuse qu'elle allait faire l'objet d'une persécution inlassable de la part de toutes les religions et de tous les empires. Pourquoi un tel acharnement ? Quelles barrières sacrées Mani avait-il bousculées ? Quels interdits avait-il, pour faire retenir un cri à travers le monde". Plus que jamais, en cette époque déroutante qui est la nôtre, son cri mérite d'être entendu. Et son visage redécouvert. C'est à Mani que ce livre est dédié, c'est sa vie qu'il raconte. Sa vie, ou ce qu'on peut en deviner encore après tant de siècles de mensonge et d'oubli. Amin Maalouf est l'auteur des Croisades vues par les Arabes, de Léon l'Africain, et de Samarcande.

Les jardins de lumière
Publisher
LATTES
Type
book
Language
French
ISBN-13
9782709608572
ISBN-10
270960857X
Height
30 mm
Widht
140 mm
Lenght
220 mm
Weight
460 g
Format
Book
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