A Converts Tale

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A Convert S Tale

Author : Tamar Herzig
ISBN : 0674242556
Genre : Art patronage
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Salomone da Sesso was a virtuoso goldsmith in Renaissance Italy. Brought down by a sex scandal, he saved his skin by converting to Catholicism. Tamar Herzig explores Salamone's world-his Jewish upbringing, his craft and patrons, and homosexuality. In his struggle for rehabilitation, we see how precarious and contested was the meaning of conversion.
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A Convert S Tale

Author : Charles Rammelkamp
ISBN : 1589980964
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Welcome To Islam

Author : Lucy Bushill-Matthews
ISBN : 9781847062161
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An insider's guide to Muslim life from someone who used to be on the outside.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Convert

Author : Deborah Baker
ISBN : 9781555970284
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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*A 2011 National Book Award Finalist* A spellbinding story of renunciation, conversion, and radicalism from Pulitzer Prize-finalist biographer Deborah Baker What drives a young woman raised in a postwar New York City suburb to convert to Islam, abandon her country and Jewish faith, and embrace a life of exile in Pakistan? The Convert tells the story of how Margaret Marcus of Larchmont became Maryam Jameelah of Lahore, one of the most trenchant and celebrated voices of Islam's argument with the West. A cache of Maryam's letters to her parents in the archives of the New York Public Library sends the acclaimed biographer Deborah Baker on her own odyssey into the labyrinthine heart of twentieth-century Islam. Casting a shadow over these letters is the mysterious figure of Mawlana Abul Ala Mawdudi, both Maryam's adoptive father and the man who laid the intellectual foundations for militant Islam. As she assembles the pieces of a singularly perplexing life, Baker finds herself captive to questions raised by Maryam's journey. Is her story just another bleak chapter in a so-called clash of civilizations? Or does it signify something else entirely? And then there's this: Is the life depicted in Maryam's letters home and in her books an honest reflection of the one she lived? Like many compelling and true tales, The Convert is stranger than fiction. It is a gripping account of a life lived on the radical edge and a profound meditation on the cultural conflicts that frustrate mutual understanding.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tales And Sketches Of Wales

Author : Charles Wilkins (of Merthyr-Tydfil.)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105213337210
Genre : Wales
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The Canterbury Tales In Modern Verse

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN : 1603843418
Genre : Poetry
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This daring new translation of 21 of the tales, most of them rendered in iambic tetrameter, conveys the content, tone, and narrative style of the original in a line as expressive as it is economical. An Introduction treats Chaucer's works, influences, life, learning, and the world of 14th-century London. Includes a glossary.
Category: Poetry

Gentile Tales

Author : Miri Rubin
ISBN : 0812218809
Genre : History
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During the late medieval period, accusations that Jews had abused Christ by desecrating the Eucharist created a powerful anti-Jewish movement and violent clashes quickly spread throughout Europe.
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Author : George Crabbe
ISBN : PRNC:32101050462074
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