TCP I meant the books from the Rabbinical college library of Machir or of his son depending on whose history you subscribe to... later taken over by Benedictines.. so perhaps accessible to Sauniere and his brother. You added to my options of retained in the library or sent to the Vatican with the possibility of burnt by victors or chucked in the knapsack by expelled Jews.
By an edict of Louis X in 1315 all books (excepting the Talmud) confiscated from the Jews during the 1306 expulsion were to be returned to them.
So are you maintaining exclusive and multi generational northern origins of all founders? On what evidence?
On the fact that they came from, or were allied by marriage to, landowning families in the north at a time when marriages were contracted locally and multiple generations were born and died on the same soil. On what evidence do you support your contention, or Simmans' contention, that they were actually southerners?
People don't get to decide what co-authors they are married up with, that was editorial manipulation.
Of course he was a serious researcher, proven in time (80+ years researching),
The man died at 86, would you like to re-evaluate your timeline to at least get him past his grade school years?
travel, expenditure and the commitment to consult with many multidisciplinary experts ranging from the Dalai Llama to Professor Van Elden and even with his own wife who is also an academic with a useful specialty.
He was an arch-fi author who took an interest in RLC late in life and was never known (or published) for anything else. If you're referring to Ingrid as his wife, she wasn't; nor was she an academic. Her "useful speciality" is knowing how the New Age market works.
He had little time for fringe ideas that the archaeological records contradict and was a great reader and long term member of the Egyptology Society as he wished like any serious researcher to stay abreast. I challenge you to put forward another person who has dedicated as much time to trying to sort wheat from chaff.
His work is nothing but
fringe ideas that archaeological and historical
records contradict. He was a lay Egyptologist, like millions of other aficionados and like several who write New Age-themed books on "secrets" and "hidden knowledge" that surprisingly only they have ever seen or know how to interpret.
You are, of course, entitled to your own opinions about the value of Simmans' "legacy", but bear in mind one's character is often judged by the company they keep.
Browsing threads here there are a lot of seeming digressions albeit intriguing ones that the residents seem to grasp and address, though I'm sure they somehow relate to thread topics it is often not apparent howso to newbies. It would be good if people could make clear any connection to topic and not assume fore knowledge, or if there is none to highlight that they are just babbling about a hobby horse, and maybe explain what is their area of 'specialty' or general POV within all this. Those who know each other know others premise, without that insight it is hard to follow the meanderings on many threads here. Just saying (:
You expect a lot for a newcomer. Perhaps you should just observe for awhile until you get the lay of the land.