Veiled Men Red Tents and Black Mountains

Veiled Men  Red Tents and Black Mountains
Author: Alonzo William Pond
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2003-01
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 1589762061

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A beautiful narrative by a young anthropologist of the first automobile expedition across the Sahara in 1925.

Spooky Archaeology

Spooky Archaeology
Author: Jeb J. Card
Publsiher: University of New Mexico Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-06-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780826359667

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Outside of scientific journals, archaeologists are depicted as searching for lost cities and mystical artifacts in news reports, television, video games, and movies like Indiana Jones or The Mummy. This fantastical image has little to do with day-to-day science, yet it is deeply connected to why people are fascinated by the ancient past. By exploring the development of archaeology, this book helps us understand what archaeology is and why it matters. In Spooky Archaeology author Jeb J. Card follows a trail of clues left by adventurers and professional archaeologists that guides the reader through haunted museums, mysterious hieroglyphic inscriptions, fragments of a lost continent that never existed, and deep into an investigation of magic and murder. Card unveils how and why archaeology continues to mystify and why there is an ongoing fascination with exotic artifacts and eerie practices.

Disturbance Loving Species

Disturbance Loving Species
Author: Peter Chilson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2007-08-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780547346953

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Peter Chilson’s fiction debut delivers a fascinating, heart-wrenching view of modern African culture, filtered through the lens of the West. In a novella and four short stories, Chilson, who traveled to Africa first as a Peace Corps volunteer and later as a freelance journalist, uses a phrase borrowed from biology to point out how our “disturbance-loving species” thrives in the most chaotic, seemingly unlivable situations. As this remarkable collection explores the experiences of Americans struggling to cope with the political and social upheaval of life in Africa and of Africans acclimating to life in the United States, Chilson captures in vivid detail the strange, exhilarating frisson between cultures.

Books In Print 2004 2005

Books In Print 2004 2005
Author: Ed Bowker Staff,Staff Bowker, Ed
Publsiher: R. R. Bowker
Total Pages: 3274
Release: 2004
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0835246426

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Blue Veils Red Tents

Blue Veils  Red Tents
Author: René Gardi
Publsiher: [New York] : Hutchinson
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1955
Genre: Algeria
ISBN: UCAL:B4902900

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Travels and adventures of two young Swiss into Algeria, Tunisia and Tripoli, and across the Sahara Desert.

Piety and Politics in Qajar Iran

Piety and Politics in Qajar Iran
Author: Nahid Massoumeh Assemi
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2024-03-21
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780755652655

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The Takkiyya Mu'avin al-Mulk is a building complex in the city of Kermanshah in western Iran, dedicated to the annual commemoration of the martyrdom of Husayn ibn 'Ali at the Battle of Karbala in 680, an event of seminal significance to Shi'i Islam. Private takkiyyas built by social elites were a phenomenon of the Qajar period, with their construction motivated by a political quest for legitimacy. This book examines the intersection of art and architecture, popular piety, and the politics of legitimation. Through an examination of the building and its decorative programme, it addresses issues of patronage, Shi'i iconography and popular religious practices during the early 20th century in Iran. It further argues for the role of takkiyyas in creation of a sense of community and group identity; the formative stage of the emergent idea of nationhood at the time, amongst those who frequented them.

Voice of the Ancient The King s Men Book 1

Voice of the Ancient  The King s Men Book  1
Author: Connilyn Cossette
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2023-08-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781493440627

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"A stunning coming-of-age tale."--MESU ANDREWS, Christy Award-winning author of Isaiah's Daughter As the eldest son of a Levite and a Philistine, Avidan is torn between his duty to his family legacy and the desire for something more. After an enemy attack strikes close to home, he takes the opportunity to fight with his cousins for the newly crowned King Saul. But when one of the cousins goes missing during the battle, Avidan refuses to leave him behind. Keziah is the daughter of one of the most powerful clan chiefs in the territory of Manasseh. On the brink of a forced marriage to a loathsome man decades older than her, she has no choice but to run, hoping to find sanctuary with her mother's family. United during their journeys and battling to survive the dangers that surround them, Avidan and Keziah make a pact to travel together. As challenges pile up, they must not only rely on each other to stay alive but also learn to trust the true and eternal King of Israel to guide their every step.


Author: Surazeus Astarius
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-10-09
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781387283101

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Angeliad of Surazeus - Revelation of Angela presents 136,377 lines of verse in 1,346 poems, lyrics, ballads, sonnets, dramatic monologues, eulogies, hymns, and epigrams written by Surazeus 2001 to 2005.