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Faris, James.C
The Nightway chant is a Navajo healing ceremonial that extends over several days and incorporates songs, prayers, sandpaintings and the use of sacred material objects such as masks. This is the first substantive study of the ceremonial in fifty years, the text traces the history and genealogies of Nightway medicine men together with the history of the recording and documentation of the chantway by non-Navajo observers. 22 colour plates of previously unpublished sandpainting reproduction. Slight rubbing and chipping on joints of spine at back towards head and slight rubbing to edges.288pp.
The University of New Mexico Press, 1994, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . First Paperback Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 082631564X
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Inventory #1628
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Edited By Rainsford,K.D.
295pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792389115
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Inventory #14755
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Ranelagh, E.L.
Shows examples of male hostility toward women from five thousand years of literature and discusses various stereotypes concerning women. 253pp.
Quartet Books Ltd, 1985, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0704323729
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Inventory #14366
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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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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Matthews, T. S.
Mattews shows us glimpses of his life in Princeton, Oxford, pre-tourism Mallorca, rural New Jersey and Florida. He tells an honest and moving story about his life and marriage, reflecting on life, writing and friendship, presenting an unforgettable picture of Robert Graves.N.B. Previouw owners book plate on front paste down. Head and tail of D/J spine rubbed. 354pp.
Cassell, 1979, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First British Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0304304085
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Inventory #23484
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.45 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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