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Nissimi, Hilda
This book tells the little-known story of a fascinating crypto-Jewish community through two centuries and three continents. Beginning as a precarious settlement of a few families in mid-eighteenth-century Mashhad, an Islamic holy city in northern Iran, the community grew into a closely-knit group in response to their forced conversion to Islam in 1839. Muslim hostility and a culture of memory sustained by intra-communal marriages reinforced their separate religious identity, vesting it in strong family and communal loyalty. Mashhadi women became the main agents of the cultural transmission of communal identity and achieved social roles and high status uncharacteristic for contemporary Jewish and Muslim communities. The Mashhadis maintained a double identity - upholding Islam in public while tenaciously holding onto their Jewish identity in secret. The exodus from Mashhad after 1946 relocated the communal centre to Tehran, and later to Israel and after the Khomeini revolution to New York. The relationship between the formation and retention of communal identity and memory practices - with interconnected issues of religion and gender - draws upon existing research on other crypto-faith communities, such as the Judeoconversos, the Moriscos, and the French Protestants, who through the special blend of memory-faith and ethnicity emerged strengthened from their underground period. For the immigration period, the author challenges the old paradigm that "modernity and religion are mutually exclusive". The book also explores the sometimes uncomfortable yet intimate relationships that exist between seemingly incompatible ways of seeing the past, both secular and religious.180pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191609
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Inventory #17815
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.15 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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Robb, Carol S.
This text is an exploration of economic discrimination against women. Social ethics professor, Carol S. Robb, outlines the policy and ethical reforms that could create a more just future. 198pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Fading to spine.
Beacon Press, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0807065056
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Inventory #25641
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Wall, Deborah
Deborah Wall has written an exciting and useful hiking guide for the Southwest. Featuring Arizona, Nevada and California's most picturesque destinations, this book is not to be missed by outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Filled with beautiful pictures and informative maps and guides, this book is the ultimate companion for any outdoor adventure. The author and editor of the guide have taken special care in selecting the most interesting and breath-taking hikes for feature in this book. Even non hikers will enjoy the vibrant narrative of Wall, as she draws you into her hiking adventures.N.B. Slight mark to front cover otherwise As New. 79pp.
Stephens Press LLC, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1932173285
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Inventory #23829
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Upham, Warren; Harpole, Patricia C.
The classic reference for place-name information on Minnesota's cities,towns,townships,lakes and streams.Revised and thoroughly updated from the 1920 original.718pp.
Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S., 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. Third Edition,Revised and Enlarged. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0873513967
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Inventory #20649
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.25 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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World Trade Organization Secretariat
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PAPERBACK EDITION.Slight marking and fading to spine.In recent years the relationships between trade and the environment and trade and development have become increasingly complex. The need to reconcile the competing demands of economic growth, economic development, and environmental protection has become central to the multi-lateral trade agenda. In this volume various commentators debate the role of the World Trade Organization and other institutions in addressing these challenges. The book arises from the papers presented at two High Level Symposia hosted by the World Trade Organization in March 1999, on "Trade and the Environment" and "Trade and Development". The first section of the work focuses on the relationship between trade and the environment. The issues addressed include the need for WTO members to pursue integrated trade and environmental policies in order to achieve sustainable development, ways in which the removal of trade restrictions and distortions can lead to positive environmental and development solutions, the relationship between WTO provisions and trade measures contained in environmental agreements, and the need for transparency and effective interaction between civil society and the trade community. The second section examines the growing importance of developing countries in the global trading system over the last 30 years, and the ways in which the inequalities which persist between countries may be addressed. The papers include discussion of the need for integration of the least-developed countries into the multilateral trading system, the ways in which international institutions may work together to realize the objective of development, the complex role of trade liberalization in development, and the importance of new technologies in accelerating integration between developing and developed countries.287pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2000, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #16795
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.15 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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