The Real History Behind the Da Vinci CodeBook - 2005 | Berkley trade paperback edition
A medieval scholar examines the historical facts and myths behind the best-selling novel, including discussions on the Templars, the Holy Grail, and the "Apocryphal Gospels."
Blackwell North Amer
Millions have been enthralled by The Da Vinci Code's fascinating historical speculations-and the blockbuster novel's audience has also made bestsellers of several books offering to separate the facts from the fiction.
This comprehensive, encyclopedic volume is written by an acclaimed medievalist-and takes an objective, history-based approach to the phenomenon and the questions it has raised.
The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code gives easy-to-find, clear answers about the people, places, and events that play roles in Dan Brown's tantalizing thriller in a lively, encyclopedic format-shedding new light on some of the deepest mysteries of the Dark Ages.
A medieval historian separates fact from fiction as she takes a close-up look at the real-life history behind Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, shedding new light on the historical truths and myths of the thriller in an encyclopedic reference that explores such topics as the Apocryphal Gospels, the Holy Grail, the Knights Templars, and the role of Mary Magdalen. Original.