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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 ($ 45.61 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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De Winne, Lena
The author has the distinction of being the only wife of a European astronaut who has also worked in the area of human spaceflight. Her story is told from a unique perspective. Lena De Winne provides a first-hand account of the ins and outs of the complex astronaut spaceflight system. This book captures the individual stories of crewmembers Roman Romanenko, Bob Thirsk, Frank De Winne and their spouses Julia, Brenda and Lena, as they prepare and embark on a unique spaceflight mission. Delivered with raw emotional intensity, it reads like a novel, sharing the aspirations, anguish, surprises and disappointments of its subjects. Yet it is resolutely biographical, offering a vivid recollection of events as they happened. An easy but precise overview of space science and technology is also provided. Readers will not only become familiarised with the human space flight program, they will also be left with an exhilarating sense of having been a part of the adventure. The book is suffused with an intimacy and honesty that renders the lives of the crew and their spouses in an unprecedented light. 172pp.
Apogee Books, 2010, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First English Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781926837093
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Inventory #27572
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Spelman, Elizabeth V.
Previous owners inscription to ffep.An analysis of human suffering throughout history examines the ways we perceive, think about, and act upon suffering--often inappropriately--in our day to day lives.206pp.N.B.Slight annotation.
Beacon Press, 1997, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0807014206
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Inventory #25458
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Nicol, K.
Previous owners inscription on fep. 147pp.
McGraw-Hill, 1965, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #20555
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Moon, Brenda
This is a detailed biography, of Miss Amelia B Edwards; founder of the Egypt Exploration Fund, as it was originally known. Miss Edwards (1831-1892) was a well-known novelist who became interested in preserving Egypt's ancient monuments while on a cruise in 1873-4, the subject of her best-selling travel book "A Thousand Miles Up The Nile".319pp. N.B. Dent to foredge of rear board otherwise As New.
Egypt Exploration Society, 2006, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0856981699
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Inventory #24066
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.06 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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