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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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A Concise History of Modern Korea

From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present

by Michael J. Seth

<span><span>Now in a fully revised and updated edition, this comprehensive and balanced 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 ...

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A Creole Lexicon

Architecture, Landscape, People

by Jay Edwards & Nicolas Kariouk Pecquet du Bellay de Verton

<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 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 ...

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A History of Egypt

In the Middle Ages

by Stanley Lane-Poole

<p>When originally published in 1901, this volume related for the first time the History of Egypt in the Middle Ages, from its conquest by the Saracens in 640 to its annexation by the Ottoman Turks in 1517 in a continuous narrative apart from ...

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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 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 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 ...

ISBN: 9781317589297

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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 ...

ISBN: 9781315409122

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A Study of the Kanuri Language

Grammar and Vocabulary

by Johannes Lukas

<p>Originally published in 1937, this book is a practical manual of Kanuri which will be of use to both the layman and the linguist. This analysis makes it clear that kanuri is a tone-language and the author urges the reader to observe the ...

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A Worldly Affair

New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond

by Pamela Hanlon

<p>For more than seven decades, New York City and the United Nations have shared the island of Manhattan, living and working together in a bond that has been likened to a long marriage—both tempestuous and supportive, quarrelsome and committed. ...

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Acadian Odyssey

by Winzerling, Oscar W.

First published in 1955, Oscar Winzerling's <EM>Acadian Odyssey</EM> has remained unsurpassed as a study of the exodus of 1755.</P> <P>Following their eviction from Nova Scotia by the English, many hundreds of Acadians spent years in various ...

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Acadian Odyssey

by Oscar W. Winzerling

First published in 1955, Oscar Winzerling's <EM>Acadian Odyssey</EM> has remained unsurpassed as a study of the exodus of 1755.</P> <P>Following their eviction from Nova Scotia by the English, many hundreds of Acadians spent years in various ...

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Africa and the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century: Keynote Addresses delivered at the 13th General Assembly of CODESRIA

by Sall, Ebrima

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, held its 13th General Assembly, 5-9 December 2011, in Rabat Morocco. The theme of the scientific conference was: ?Africa and the Challenges of the Twenty-first ...

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Africa: Beyond Recovery

by Mkandawire, Thandika

Professor Thandika Mkandawire, the first to hold the Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics, delivered the thirty-second in the Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lecture series at the University of Ghana in 2013. In these

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Africa: Facing Human Security Challenges in the 21st Century

by Mentan, Tatah

Africa?s dynamic security environment is characterized by great diversity?from conventional challenges such as insurgencies, resource and identity conflicts, and post-conflict stabilization to growing threats from piracy, narcotics trafficking, ...

ISBN: 9789956792368

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