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St Thomas Tower By Elizabeth Cassar
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This book entails some history of a 400 year old Tower build by Alof de Wignacourt in Marsaskala, Malta. This is one of the various towers build by Grandmaster Wignacourt after the attack in the... More > south of Malta by 60 Turk Ships with 6000 soldiers, who landed in Marsaskala in 1614.< Less
Marc’Antonio Haxac and Malta's Devotion to St. Paul By John Azzopardi & Alain Blondy
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In 1623, Marc’Antonio Haxac, a surgeon in Malta, dedicated a manuscript to Cardinal Verallo, hoping to gain favour with this potential papabile. Haxac outlines the divine history and destiny... More > of Malta, as witnessed by the ancient temples existing there, and culminating with the providential arrival of St. Paul in Malta, transforming the Islands into a unique Christian centre. "instantly abhorring and detesting idolatry as well as the erroneous views of the Gentiles, destroying all the idols in the temples which, until then, they had honoured and worshipped.” Rev. Mgr. John Azzopardi is curator of the Wignacourt Museum and former curator of the Cathedral Museum in Mdina. Professor at the Sorbonne (Paris IV), Alain Blondy has specialised in the Mediterranean world up to present times. The Fondation de Malte is an international NGO, dedicated to cultural affairs, environmental concerns, education and human rights.< Less