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9788466667579

El espejo de las almas / A Mirror into the Souls

  • ISBN 13:

    9788466667579

  • ISBN 10:

    8466667571

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 03/23/2021
  • Publisher: Ediciones B

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

Un thriller histórico que te dejará sin aliento.

Una comunidad de mujeres al margen de la sociedad
Una acusación de herejía
Una serie de muertes cada vez más violentas

Lovaina, comienzos del siglo XIII . En una floreciente comunidad de beguinas -mujeres laicas que decidían vivir juntas apartadas de los hombres, consagradas a sus labores intelectuales y al cuidado de los desamparados- una serie de muertes alteran repentinamente la paz. El primer asesinato parece accidental, pero el segundo ya muestra claras señales de ensañamiento y llama rápidamente la atención de la In quisición, que lleva tiempo buscando una excusa para cerrar la comunidad. Será entonces cuando la Gran Dama mande llamar a la beguina Martha, considerada la mujer más inteligente de su tiempo, para que se haga cargo de la investigación.

A través de una impecable trama de intriga, Mario Escobar nos sumerge en el fascinante y poco conocido mundo de las beguinas, una asociación de mujeres laicas que llegó a sumar decenas de miles de miembros y a extenderse por toda Europa.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

A historical thriller that will take your breath away.
 
A community of women on the fringes of society
 
An accusation of heresy
 
A series of increasingly violent deaths
 
Leuven, Belgium early 13th century. In a flourishing community of Beguines – a sisterhood of lay women not bound by vows who chose to live together apart from men, devoted to their intellectual work and caring for the homeless - a series of deaths suddenly disrupt the peace. The first murder seems to have been accidental, but the second one shows clear signs of cruelty and quickly draws the attention of the Inquisition, which has been looking for an excuse to close down their community for some time. It will be then when the Great Lady sends for the Beguine Martha, considered the most intelligent woman of her time, to take charge of the investigation.
 
Through an impeccably intriguing plot, Mario Escobar plunges us into the fascinating and little-known world of the Beguines, a sisterhood of secular women that reached tens of thousands of members and spread throughout Europe.

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