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The Shah and the Ayatollah: Iranian Mythology and Islamic Revolution
ean: 9780275978587, isbn: 0275978583,
Twenty-two years after Ayatollah Khomeini's ascent to power in Iran many aspects of his 1979 Islamic revolution remain obscure if not baffling. For instance, in November 1978 an offer was made to him in his Paris exile to return to Iran with internat...
The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Isma'ilis
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mpn: bibliography, index, ean: 9781850437055, isbn: 185043705X,
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For hundreds of years Westerners have been fascinated by stories of the Assassins, their mysterious leader and their remote mountain stronghold at Alamut in Northern Iran. The legends first emerged in the 12th and 13th centuries, when Crusaders in Sy...
African Traditional Religion In The Modern World: An Introduction
ean: 9780786418350, isbn: 0786418354,
African traditional religion is a spiritual lifestyle followed by millions of people around the world. Some scholars argue it is related to the religion practiced by the African Egyptians during the Dynastic period. The Yoruba, Dagara, and Ibo cultur...
A Motif Index of The Thousand and One Nights
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ean: 9780253348340, isbn: 025334834X,
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In 1704 the French Orientalist Antoin Galland introduced to the Western world a translation of The Thousand and One Nights. Over the course of two subsequent centuries, numerous editions followed. Many of these, like Galland’s, included texts of st...
Muhammad and the Golden Bough: Reconstructing Arabian Myth
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Now in Paperback!Muhammad and the Golden BoughReconstructing Arabic MythJaroslav StetkevychConnects pre-Islamic Arabian myth to world mythic traditions.A Choice Outstanding Academic Book""Stetkevych succeeds brilliantly in reconstructing the myth of ...
Mythology's Last Gods: Yahweh and Jesus
ean: 9780879757427, isbn: 0879757426,
More than 100 years ago, historians began applying critical methods of documentary analysis to the Judaeo-Christian Bible. To scholars who had hoped to prove the Bible's authenticity, the results were traumatic.One by one, the various books of the Bi...
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