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The 2006 Season at Tall al-‘Umayri and Subsequent Studies

edited by Larry G. Herr; Douglas R. Clark; Lawrence T. Geraty & Monique D. Vincent
edition: Hardcover
tagged: archaeology, israel

This volume is the tenth in a series of technical seasonal reports on the excavations of Tall al-ʿUmayri, Jordan, part of the Madaba Plains Project. It covers artifactual finds and related research from excavation fields active during the 2006 season: Field A, the western citadel with Early Iron Age domestic structures; Field B, the western defens …

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Woman on a Mission: Katherine Bell Fraser in Armenia, 1892–1911

From Christian Missionary to Refugee Advocate

by Andria Hill-Lehr
edition: eBook
tagged: 19th century, women, turkey & ottoman empire

True story of a young Nova Scotia woman who found herself witness to the Armenian genocide in the nineteenth century, from celebrated author of Mona Parsons.

These days it’s common for twentysomething women to seek adventure and life experience through travel. Some people are moved to work in other countries to gain an understanding of other cultu …

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Pay No Heed to the Rockets

Palestine in the Present Tense

by Marcello Di Cintio, read by Phiroze Dotiwalla
edition: Audiobook
tagged: israel, essays & travelogues, literary

Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999. Like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative that he knew had been simplified by a seemingly unending struggle, a near-Sisyphean curse of stories of oppression, exile, and occupation told over and over again.

In Pay No Heed to the Rockets, he reveals a more complex story, the Palestinian experien …

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Winged Bull

The Extraordinary Life of Henry Layard, the Adventurer Who Discovered the Lost City of Nineveh

by Jeff Pearce
edition: Hardcover
tagged: adventurers & explorers, turkey & ottoman empire, 19th century

Lawrence of Arabia meets Indiana Jones in the first biography of archaeologist and adventurer Henry Layard in over 50 years.

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Making Film in Egypt

How Labor, Technology, and Mediation Shape the Industry

by Chihab El Khachab
edition: Hardcover
tagged: media studies, egypt, labor & industrial relations, media & communications industries, history & criticism

An ethnographic study of the Egyptian film industry

The enormous influence of the Egyptian film industry on popular culture and collective imagination across the Arab world is widely acknowledged, but little is known about its concrete workings behind the scenes. Making Film in Egypt provides a fascinating glimpse into the lived reality of commercia …

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A Handbook of Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Near East

Three Thousand Deities of Anatolia, Syria, Israel, Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, and Elam

by Douglas R. Frayne & Johanna H. Stuckey, illustrated by Stéphane D. Beaulieu
edition: Hardcover
tagged: ancient, antiquities & archaeology, iraq

From the tragic young Adonis to Zahapuna, first among goddesses, this handbook provides the most complete information available on deities from the cultures and religions of the ancient Near East, including Anatolia, Syria, Israel, Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, and Elam.

The result of nearly fifteen years of research, this handbook is more expansive a …

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Wrestling with Zionism

Jewish Voices of Dissent

by Daphna Levit
edition: Paperback
tagged: religion, politics & state, israel, comparative politics

A CHRONOLOGY OF VOICES, FROM THE BIRTH OF ZIONISM UNTIL TODAY

THEODOR HERZL, AHAD HA’AM, MARTIN BUBER, ALBERT EINSTEIN, HANNAH ARENDT, YESHAYAHU LEIBOWITZ, NOAM CHOMSKY, TANYA REINHART, ZEEV STERNHELL, URI AVNERY, TIKVA-HONIG PARNASS, SHLOMO SAND, TOM SEGEV, SIMHA FLAPAN, BARUCH KIMMERLING, BENNY MORRIS, AVI SHLAIM, ILAN PAPPE, GIDEON LEVY, AMIRA …

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The 2004 Season at Tall al ‘Umayri and Subsequent Studies

edited by Larry G. Herr; Douglas R. Clark & Lawrence T. Geraty
edition: Hardcover
tagged: archaeology, israel

Modeled after previous seasonal reports, this ninth volume of the Madaba Plains Project’s excavations at Tall al-ʿUmayri, Jordan gives a detailed accounting of the artifactual finds from the 2004 season of the excavations, accompanied by hundreds of photos and supplemented with related research. The active fields in 2004 included Field A, the we …

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A Rebel's Journey

Mostafa Sho'aiyan and Revolutionary Theory in Iran

by Peyman Vahabzadeh
edition: Hardcover
tagged: history & theory, communism & socialism, political

Following the 1953 coup that toppled the democratically elected government of Mossadeq and restored the rule of the Shah in Iran, Mostafa Sho‘aiyan became a key figure on the country’s militant left. From a life underground he contributed significantly to the study of Iranian history and politics, and developed a unique theory of revolution.
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