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Living In Romantic Baghdad

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Author: Ida Donges Staudt
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815651813
Size: 21.34 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 251
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Living In Romantic Baghdad

by Ida Donges Staudt, Living In Romantic Baghdad Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Living In Romantic Baghdad books, In its second half, this volume shifts its attention to the concept of "memory practices," ways of cultural remembering that result from and are shaped by particular cultural forms. Many of these cultural forms embody memory materially through language, music, and photography and, because of their distinc­tive expressions of culture, give rise to distinctive memory practices. Gath­ering the leading voices in Irish studies, this volume opens new pathways into the body of Irish cultural memory, demonstrating time and again the ways in which memory is supported by the negotiations of individuals within wider cultural contexts.




Archaeologists In Print

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Author: Amara Thornton
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1787352579
Size: 28.78 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 306
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Archaeologists In Print

by Amara Thornton, Archaeologists In Print Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Archaeologists In Print books, Archaeologists in Print is a history of popular publishing in archaeology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a pivotal period of expansion and development in both archaeology and publishing. It examines how British archaeologists produced books and popular periodical articles for a non-scholarly audience, and explores the rise in archaeologists’ public visibility. Notably, it analyses women’s experiences in archaeology alongside better known male contemporaries as shown in their books and archives. In the background of this narrative is the history of Britain’s imperial expansion and contraction, and the evolution of modern tourism in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Archaeologists exploited these factors to gain public and financial support and interest, and build and maintain a reading public for their work, supported by the seasonal nature of excavation and tourism. Reinforcing these publishing activities through personal appearances in the lecture hall, exhibition space and site tour, and in new media – film, radio and television – archaeologists shaped public understanding of archaeology. It was spadework, scripted. The image of the archaeologist as adventurous explorer of foreign lands, part spy, part foreigner, eternally alluring, solidified during this period. That legacy continues, undimmed, today. Praise for Archaeologists in Print This beautifully written book will be valued by all kinds of readers: you don't need to be an archaeologist to enjoy the contents, which take you through different publishing histories of archaeological texts and the authors who wrote them. From the productive partnership of travel guide with archaeological interest, to the women who feature so often in the history of archaeological publishing, via closer analysis of the impact of John Murray, Macmillan and Co, and Penguin, this volume excavates layers of fascinating facts that reveal much of the wider culture of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The prose is clear and the stories compulsive: Thornton brings to life a cast of people whose passion for their profession lives again in these pages. Warning: the final chapter, on Archaeological Fictions, will fill your to-be-read list with stacks of new titles to investigate! This is a highly readable, accessible exploration into the dynamic relationships between academic authors, publishers, and readers. It is, in addition, an exemplar of how academic research can attract a wide general readership, as well as a more specialised one: a stellar combination of rigorous scholarship with lucid, pacy prose. Highly recommended!' Samantha Rayner, Director of UCL Centre for Publishing; Deputy Head of Department and Director of Studies, Department of Information Studies, UCL




Baghdad

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Author: Justin Marozzi
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306823993
Size: 36.62 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 536
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Baghdad

by Justin Marozzi, Baghdad Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Baghdad books, Over thirteen centuries, Baghdad has enjoyed both cultural and commercial pre-eminence, boasting artistic and intellectual sophistication and an economy once the envy of the world. It was here, in the time of the Caliphs, that the Thousand and One Nights were set. Yet it has also been a city of great hardships, beset by epidemics, famines, floods, and numerous foreign invasions which have brought terrible bloodshed. This is the history of its storytellers and its tyrants, of its philosophers and conquerors. Here, in the first new history of Baghdad in nearly 80 years, Justin Marozzi brings to life the whole tumultuous history of what was once the greatest capital on earth.




When Baghdad Ruled The Muslim World

When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World PDF
Author: Hugh Kennedy
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN:
Size: 42.31 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 326
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When Baghdad Ruled The Muslim World

by Hugh Kennedy, When Baghdad Ruled The Muslim World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download When Baghdad Ruled The Muslim World books, Presents a history of the Abbasid dynasty, the founders of Baghdad, and discusses the politics, military conquests, court life, palace bureacracy, culture, and arts which characterized the era.




Arabian Romantic

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Author: ʿAbdallah ibn Sbayyil
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479804401
Size: 65.99 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Arabian Romantic

by ʿAbdallah ibn Sbayyil, Arabian Romantic Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Arabian Romantic books, Scenes from Arabian life at the turn of the twentieth century Arabian Romantic captures what it was like to live in central Arabia before the imposition of austere norms by the Wahhabi authorities in the early twentieth century: tales of robbery and hot pursuit; perilous desert crossings; scenes of exhaustion and chaos when water is raised from deep wells under harsh conditions; the distress of wounded and worn-out animals on the brink of perdition; once proud warriors who are at the mercy of their enemy on the field of battle. Such images lend poignancy to the suffering of the poet’s love-stricken heart, while also painting a vivid portrait of typical Bedouin life. Ibn Sbayyil, a town dweller from the Najd region of the Arabian Peninsula, was a key figure in the Nabaṭī poetic tradition. His poetry, which is still recited today, broke with the artifice of the preceding generation by combining inherited idiom and original touches reflecting his environment. Translated into English for the first time by Marcel Kurpershoek, Arabian Romantic will delight readers with a poetry that is direct, fluent, and expressive, and that has entertained Arabic speakers for over a century. An English-only edition.




The Bagging Of Baghdad

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Author: Ernest Betts
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 29.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Arab countries
Languages : en
Pages : 238
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The Bagging Of Baghdad

by Ernest Betts, The Bagging Of Baghdad Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Bagging Of Baghdad books,




The Spymaster Of Baghdad

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Author: Margaret Coker
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241987024
Size: 53.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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The Spymaster Of Baghdad

by Margaret Coker, The Spymaster Of Baghdad Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Spymaster Of Baghdad books, 'Pulse-pounding' Sinclair McKay | 'Truly masterful' Damien Lewis | 'Who needs spy fiction, when fact can provide as thrilling a story as this?' Lindsey Hilsum The Spymaster of Baghdad is the gripping story of the top-secret Iraqi intelligence unit that infiltrated the Islamic State. More so than that of any foreign power, the information they gathered turned the tide against the insurgency, paving the way to the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2019. Against the backdrop of the most brutal conflict of recent decades, we chart the spymaster's struggle to develop the unit from scratch in challenging circumstances after the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, we follow the fraught relationship of two of his agents, the al-Sudani brothers - one undercover in ISIS for sixteen long months, the other his handler - and we track a disillusioned scientist as she turns bomb-maker, threatening the lives of thousands. With unprecedented access to characters on all sides, Pulitzer Prize-finalist Margaret Coker challenges the conventional view that Western coalition forces defeated ISIS and reveals a page-turning story of unlikely heroes, unbelievable courage and good old-fashioned spycraft. 'Moving, visceral, utterly revelatory. A stunning tour de force by an author who has lived every word of it on the ground' Damien Lewis, author of Zero Six Bravo 'This compelling account of how Iraqi agents infiltrated ISIS takes us deep beneath the lurid headlines and into a sharply focused world of courage, ingenuity, terror and love' Sinclair McKay, author of Dresden 'In Margaret Coker's deeply reported, unputdownable account, the previously unknown Iraqi heros of the war against the Islamic State turn out to be braver than Bond and as subtle as Smiley' Lindsey Hilsum, author of In Extremis 'We all owe a debt of gratitude to the Falcons Unit for their important role in the fight against the most lethal terrorist group of our time' Anne Speckhard, Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism




The New Yorker

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Author: Harold Wallace Ross
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 50.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literature
Languages : en
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The New Yorker

by Harold Wallace Ross, The New Yorker Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The New Yorker books,