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'Omar Khayya´m

The Persian Text with Paraphrase, and the First and Fourth Editions of Fitzgerald's Translation

by E.H. Rodwell

<p>This book, first published in 1931, shows in a simple, sound and lucid manner how the genius of two poets (Omar Khayyam and FitzGerald) brought together by the genius of an Orientalist (Professor Cowell) culminated in a very strange, very ...

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‘Be Clear Kashmir will Vote for India’ Jammu & Kashmir 1947-1953

Reporting the Contemporary Understanding of the Unreported

by Raghuvendra Tanwar

<p>The central point that this volume makes is that much of what happened in Jammu &amp; Kashmir in the critical first few years (1947-53) needs a more careful reassessment. It is argued that there were little voices of ordinary people that ...

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A Black Byzantium

The Kingdom of Nupe in Nigeria

by S. F. Nadel

<p>Originally published in 1942 this now classic book is a study of the Nupe of Northern Nigeria. The economic and political complexity of their kingdom evoked comparisons with the civilization of Byzantium. The detailed description and analysis

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A Concise History of Modern Korea

From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present

by Michael J. Seth

<p>Now in a fully revised and updated edition, this history of modern Korea explores the social, economic, and political issues it has faced since being catapulted into the wider world at the end of the nineteenth century. Placing this formerly ...

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A Concise History of the Middle East

by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. & Ibrahim Al-Marashi

<p><em>A Concise History of the Middle East</em> provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of this turbulent region. Spanning from pre-Islam to the present day, it explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the ...

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A Creole Lexicon: Architecture, Landscape, People

by Edwards, Jay

<P>Throughout Louisiana's colonial and postcolonial periods, there evolved a highly specialized vocabulary for describing the region's buildings, people, and cultural landscapes. This creolized language -- a unique combination of localisms and ...

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A Giant Tree has Fallen

by Adem, Seifudein

This book memorialising the life and work of Ali Al?amin Mazrui comprises more than 130 tributes written by people ranging from heads of state to journalists. Presented here are those tributes for which copyright permissions were received from ...

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A Grammar of the Margi Language

by Carl Hoffmann

<p>Originally published in 1963, this was, and still is, the only Grammar to be published of the Margi language which is spoken by the people of the Adamawa and Bornu areas of Nigeria. Definitions and explanations ahve been given in as ...

ISBN: 9781351610933

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A History of Islamic Spain

by Pierre Cachia

<p>The period of Muslim occupation in Spain represents the only significant contact Islam and Europe was ever to have on European soil. In this important as well as fascinating study, Watt traces Islam's influence upon Spain and European ...

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A History of Persian Navigation

by Hadi Hasan

<p>This book, first published in 1928, is based on Chinese, Persian and Arabic sources, and provides the first scholarly account of the history of Persian maritime exploration.</p> ...

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A History of the Arab State of Zanzibar

by Norman R. Bennett

<p>During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the fertile islands of Zanzibar and Pemba became of central importance to East Africa’s growing contact with the international economy as the ruling dynasty encouraged trade in cloves,

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A Lebanon Defied

Musa Al-sadr And The Shi'a Community

by Majed Halawi

<p><em>A Lebanon Defied</em> focuses on the constitutive role of the Shi'a masses in the movement led by Sayyid Musa al-Sadr in Lebanon. It explores the origins of this Shi'a movement and its determination to become a major participant in a ...

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A New Look at Kuwait

by Zahra Freeth

<p>This book, first published in 1972, describes a Kuwait normally hidden to the eyes of visitors. The author draws upon a vast experience of the country, from both before and after the discovery of oil, and analyses the changes to the physical ...

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A Persian Sufi Poem

Vocabulary and Terminology: Concordance, frequency word-list, statistical survey, Arabic loan-words and Sufi-religious terminology in ?ari¯q-ut-ta?qi¯q (A.H. 744)

by Bo Utas

<p>This book, first published in 1978, treats methods of describing the total and special vocabularies of a given text and demonstrates a procedure of description of the vocabulary of the Sufi Mathnavi poem ?ari¯q-ut-ta?qi¯q, composed in the ...

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A Place In The Sun

Marxism And Fascimsm In China's Long Revolution

by A. James Gregor

<p>China has endured a century of turmoil, beginning with the anti-dynastic revolution associated with Sun Yat-Sen, through the military and tutelary rule of Chiang Kai-shek, the revolutionary regime of Mao Zedong, and the radical reforms of ...

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A Political Economy of Arab Education

Policies and Comparative Perspectives

by Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim

<p>The failure of reform policies in areas of critical importance to Arab populations such as health and education played a central role in igniting the Arab Awakening, yet this policy perspective has been largely absent from recent studies of ...

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A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada

Toward a Sustainable Future

by Lisa Benton-Short, John Rennie Short & Chris Mayda

<p>Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, this text offers a comprehensive examination of North America’s physical and human geography, weaving in the key themes of environment and sustainability throughout. The authors explore the ...

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A Road Is Made

Communism in Shanghai 1920-1927

by Steve Smith

<p>This is a study of the activities, ideas and internal life of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai during its formative period. It investigates the party's relations to the city's students and teachers, women, entrepreneurs, secret ...

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A Short History of the Middle East

From the Rise of Islam to Modern Times

by George E. Kirk

<p>This book, first published in 1948, grew out of a series of lectures delivered since the War at the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies to British students who required a solid grounding in Middle East history and politics to assist in ...

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A State In Disarray

Conditions Of Chad's Survival

by Michael P. Kelley

<p>Although independent since 1960, Chad has proved to be one of the least viable African states. Sustained politically and financially by other countries from the outset, Chad's internal warfare has made it the prey of external powers. Yet Chad

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