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  • In Search of Zarathustraby Paul Kriwaczek

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Long before the first Hebrew temple, before the birth of Christ or the mission of Muhammad, there lived in Persia a prophet to whom we owe the ideas of a single god, the cosmic struggle between good and evil, and the Apocalypse. His name was Zarathustra, and his teachings eventually held sway from the Indus to the Nile and spread as far as Britain.... more...

  • Yiddish Civilisationby Paul Kriwaczek

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Paul Kriwaczek begins this illuminating and immensely pleasurable chronicle of Yiddish civilization during the Roman empire, when Jewish culture first spread to Europe. We see the burgeoning exile population disperse, as its notable diplomats, artists and thinkers make their mark in far-flung cities and found a self-governing Yiddish world. By its... more...

  • Babylonby Paul Kriwaczek

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the cities that they built, half of human history took place.   In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia... more...

  • In Search Of Zarathustraby Paul Kriwaczek

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    A quest to find the most influential religious teacher in the ancient world: Zarathustra. more...

  • In Search Of Zarathustraby Paul Kriwaczek

    Orion 2011; US$ 21.96

    A quest to find the most influential religious teacher in the ancient world: Zarathustra. more...

  • Yiddish Civilisationby Paul Kriwaczek

    Orion 2011; US$ 26.35

    A portrait of a civilisation which flourished within living memory and left an indelible mark on history more...

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    Orion 2011; Not Available

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  • Yiddish Civilisationby Paul Kriwaczek

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.99

    In the 13th century Yiddish language and culture began to spread from the Rhineland and Bavaria slowly east into Austria, Bohemia and Moravia, then to Poland and Lithuania and finally to western Russia and the Ukraine, becoming steadily less German and more Slav in the process. In its late-medieval heyday the culturally vibrant, economically successful,... more...

  • In Search Of Zarathustraby Paul Kriwaczek

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99

    IN SEARCH OF ZARATHUSTRA is a quest to trace the influence of the prophet the Greeks called Zoroaster and considered the greatest religious legislator of the ancient world. Long before the first Hebrew temple, the birth of Christ or the mission of Muhammad, Zarathustra had taught of a single universal god, of the battle between Good and Evil, of the... more...

  • Babylonby Paul Kriwaczek

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    In Babylon , Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of ancient Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements around 5400 BC, to the eclipse of Babylon by the Persians in the sixth century BC. He chronicles the rise and fall of dynastic power during this period; he examines its numerous material, social and cultural innovations and inventions: The wheel, civil,... more...

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