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- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99
In our current climate of war and suspicion, Iran is depicted as the ?next? rogue nation that America and the world must ?deal with.? But the rhetoric about nuclear weapons and jihad obscures the real Iran: an ancient nation and culture, both sophisticated and isolated, which still exists clandestinely in major cities as well as the country?s remote... more...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
In a ruined temple on the Nile, Anthony Sattin sees a woman praying to the gods of ancient Egypt to bless her with a child. Later in central Cairo he experiences the exuberant celebrations of a saint?s day and hears their stony condemnation by an Islamist. The ancient continues to rub up against the modern just as dramatically as when Flaubert wrote,... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 18.95
Learn helpful Arabic vocabulary without being intimidated by its non-Roman script! Your desire to learn Arabic may be twarted by its script; how will you pick up the language if you can't understand its characters? Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners overcomes this obstacle by providing an accessible, entertaining program that will reinforce... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
?Tribes With Flags? is the gripping story of Charles Glass's dramatic journey through Greater Syria which provides background context to a troubled region once again in the headlines. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95
Iran looms large in the psyche of modern America. For decades, it has been ?the enemy,? its government taunting us and attacking our Western, secular lifestyle. That is largely the Iranian government, however, not the Iranian people. Here?s the proof. When Jamie Maslin decides to backpack the entire length of the Silk Road, he decides to travel... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.95
In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 9.99
Nobody has done more for modern Arabic literature in translation than Denys Johnson-Davies, described by the late Edward Said as ?the leading Arabic?English translator of our time.? With more than twenty-five volumes of translated Arabic novels, short stories, plays, and poetry to his name, and a career spanning some sixty years, he has brought the... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 7.99
Philip Tranter and three friends drove a Land Rover 6,000 miles overland from Scotland to Nuristan to explore some of the unknown Central Hindu Kush area. They set out to attempt the second ascent of the monstrous Koh-i-Krebek; to ascend if possible at least one other major unclimbed mountain and to map that previously unmapped terrain. In fact,... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.75
CultureShock! Saudi Arabia provides an insight into living and working in a kingdom where Islam governs almost every aspect of life. Uncover the true psyche of the Saudi peoplethe men clad in their thobes and gutra and women in their abayasand their unique way of life, a lifestyle which foreigners may find alien and a challenge to cope... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 3.99
Rosemary Mahoney was determined to take a solo trip down the Egyptian Nile in a small boat, even though civil unrest and vexing local traditions conspired to create obstacles every step of the way. Starting off in the south, she gained the unlikely sympathy and respect of a Muslim sailor, who provided her with both a seven-foot skiff and a window into... more...