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Sita Under The Crescent Moon

Author : Annie Ali Khan
ISBN : 9789386797490
Genre : Travel
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In present-day Pakistan, in the far corners of Lyari in Karachi, or Hingol in Balochistan, or Thatta in Sindh, tightly knit groups of women keep alive the folklore, songs and legends of Sati—their name for Sita in the Ramayana. The way they sustain the attendant rituals and practices in a nation state with a fixed idea of what constitutes citizenship and who gets to be a primary citizen is at the heart of this book. In Sita under the Crescent Moon, author Annie Ali Khan travels with women devotees—those without resources, subject to intense violence—who, through the bravest and simplest act, that of a pilgrimage, retrace what they remember of the goddess. Who are these pilgrims? How did this relationship with Sati start, and why is she so significant? How do their oral mytho-histories compare to colonial narratives or mainstream definitions of Sati? Even while retelling the stories of these pilgrims, Sita under the Crescent Moon studies how worship has altered the mores of a land—and how the sacral site, made up of clay and thread and tumble weed, grants a woman power to fight against her circumstances.
Category: Travel

Crescent City Girls

Author : LaKisha Michelle Simmons
ISBN : 9781469622811
Genre : Social Science
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What was it like to grow up black and female in the segregated South? To answer this question, LaKisha Simmons blends social history and cultural studies, recreating children's streets and neighborhoods within Jim Crow New Orleans and offering a rare look into black girls' personal lives. Simmons argues that these children faced the difficult task of adhering to middle-class expectations of purity and respectability even as they encountered the daily realities of Jim Crow violence, which included interracial sexual aggression, street harassment, and presumptions of black girls' impurity. Simmons makes use of oral histories, the black and white press, social workers' reports, police reports, girls' fiction writing, and photography to tell the stories of individual girls: some from poor, working-class families; some from middle-class, "respectable" families; and some caught in the Jim Crow judicial system. These voices come together to create a group biography of ordinary girls living in an extraordinary time, girls who did not intend to make history but whose stories transform our understanding of both segregation and childhood.
Category: Social Science

The Crescent Moon

Author : Francis Brett Young
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When I stepped on to the platform at Nairobi I hadn’t the very least idea of what I was in for. The train for which we were waiting was due from Kisumu, bringing with it a number of Indian sepoys, captured at Tanga and Jasin, whom the Belgian advance on Taborah had freed. It was my job to see them into the ambulances and send them off to hospital. But when I got to the station I found the platform swarming with clerical hats and women who looked religious, all of whom couldn’t very well have been swept into this degree of congregation for the sake of an odd sepoy’s soul. These mean and ill-dressed people kept up a chatter like starlings under the station roof. It was a hot day in November, and the rains were due. Even six thousand feet of altitude won’t stimulate you then. It had all the atmosphere of a sticky school treat in August at home. . . . Baptists on an August Bank Holiday. That was how it struck me.

Crescent Over Another Horizon

Author : Maria del Mar Logroño Narbona
ISBN : 9781477302293
Genre : Religion
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Muslims have been shaping the Americas and the Caribbean for more than five hundred years, yet this interplay is frequently overlooked or misconstrued. Brimming with revelations that synthesize area and ethnic studies, Crescent over Another Horizon presents a portrait of Islam’s unity as it evolved through plural formulations of identity, power, and belonging. Offering a Latino American perspective on a wider Islamic world, the editors overturn the conventional perception of Muslim communities in the New World, arguing that their characterization as “minorities” obscures the interplay of ethnicity and religion that continues to foster transnational ties. Bringing together studies of Iberian colonists, enslaved Africans, indentured South Asians, migrant Arabs, and Latino and Latin American converts, the volume captures the power-laden processes at work in religious conversion or resistance. Throughout each analysis—spanning times of inquisition, conquest, repressive nationalism, and anti-terror security protocols—the authors offer innovative frameworks to probe the ways in which racialized Islam has facilitated the building of new national identities while fostering a double-edged marginalization. The subjects of the essays transition from imperialism (with studies of morisco converts to Christianity, West African slave uprisings, and Muslim and Hindu South Asian indentured laborers in Dutch Suriname) to the contemporary Muslim presence in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Trinidad, completed by a timely examination of the United States, including Muslim communities in “Hispanicized” South Florida and the agency of Latina conversion. The result is a fresh perspective that opens new horizons for a vibrant range of fields.
Category: Religion

Remembering The Sabbatical Years Of 2016

Author : Joseph F. Dumond
ISBN : 9781479770397
Genre : Religion
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Remembering the Sabbatical years of 2016, was written as simply as possible to explain how anyone could prove fro their own Bibles when the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years are. Having written The Prophecies of Abraham in 2010, many people struggled to understand the chronology, which is crucial in order to know precisely where we are in these last days now. Because so many struggled we wrote Remembering the Sabbatical years of 2016 so that even an 8 year old could then explain it. Remembering the Sabbatical year of 2016 shows you all the known biblical, historical and artifacts that mention the Sabbatical years. Then we show you how they all line up with each other and from that you can count down to our time now. We also show you where the Sabbatical years were derailed in history and taken away from the proper time of observing them. Once you have read this book and proven these facts for yourself, then you will understand we are in the 120th Jubilee cycle. Then once you see the curses that have been set out in a specific order of events, the nightly news becomes surreal as you can then see these curses happening on the news. Order you copy of Remembering the Sabbatical year of 2016 today and begin to understand these last days unlike anyone else ever has.
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Prey New Crescent 3

Author : Mary Lou George
ISBN : 9781606010723
Genre : Fiction
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[BookStrand Paranormal Romantic Suspense] When Jade Adams' abusive father dies, she's finally free to return to the place she calls home. She lands a plum job working with childhood crush, Sam Daniels. Sam is still as devastating as ever and he's showing an unexpected interest in Jade's sex life. Is there a chance he's stopped thinking of her as the tubby kid who'd thrown herself at him all those years ago? Does he see the vibrant woman she's become? With Christmas approaching and her friends around her, Jade's life in New Crescent is ideal. Ideal that is, until several people are found eviscerated. Is the killer a human or an animal? Even Sam's skills as a vet and Jade's amazing ability to communicate with animals fail to uncover the truth. After a few deadly close calls, Jade suspects that Sam isn't the only one interested in her. Has the killer caught her scent? Will she be next? ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance
Category: Fiction

Cross And Crescent

Author : Michael Uhry Newman
ISBN : 9780615429144
Genre : Fiction
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Cross and Crescent is the spiritual quest of two men, a Muslim and a Christian, caught in the collision of worlds, during the first major confrontation between Islam and Europe. In the early 8th century, the Muslims conquer Spain and begin moving north, entering an alien world of dark forests, inhabited by Germanic people who the Muslims regard as barbarian infidels. A refined Arab noble, Ali, captures a beautiful Frankish girl and her escort, Christival, and brings them to the sun-drench splendor of Cordova. Ali’s tortured love for the Christian girl and his growing respect for Christival challenges his belief in the supremacy of Islam and the righteousness of its Holy War. Seven years later, Christival returns to his northern homeland, estranged from his wife and primitive people, who worship Jesus and sacred trees in the same breath, and regard the distant south as a world of heathen devils. Christival must wrestle with his Christian roots, his rich memories of Cordova, his forbidden love for a Muslim girl and his admiration for Ali. In their journeys into strange lands, in their struggles to find wisdom, faith and love in a ruthless age, the lives and spirits of Ali and Christival converge – even as their competing civilizations move toward the Battle of Tours (732 AD), a bloody contest that will shape the future divisions between Islam and the West. Written in the tradition of Shogun, Cold Mountain, The Killer Angels and As A Driven Leaf, this novel transports the reader back to a little-known and extraordinary period of history.
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A World Remembered

Author : Marion Moore Coleman
ISBN : IND:39000005912881
Genre : Folk literature, Polish
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The Fertile Crescent 1800 1914

Author : Charles Issawi
ISBN : 019536421X
Genre : History
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This is the first comprehensive history and economic analysis of the Fertile Crescent during the 19th century, a region currently encompassing Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and a small part of Turkey. Presenting 155 carefully selected documents--the majority drawn from British and French archives and here published for the first time, the balance translated from Arabic, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Italian, and Turkish sources--Issawi provides an in-depth treatment of the economic life of the region, with chapters on social life and organization, trade, transport, agriculture, industry, and public and private finance. Including extensive cross-references that pinpoint the connections between the subjects discussed, the book is an invaluable resource on a historically rich and dynamic region.
Category: History

Things Unimportant But Remembered

Author : H. Ron Stephens
ISBN : 9780595494231
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This was my daughters idea, one day she said, "Dad, your life has been filled with fun and funny stories, some day you will be gone and we will never hear them." Now you can.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ossining Remembered

Author : The Ossining Historical Society
ISBN : 9781439634523
Genre : Photography
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Ossining commands a position high on the banks of the Hudson River, at the edge of Westchester County, New York. Perhaps best known as the location of Sing Sing Prison, Ossining is rich in history and in personal memories. The history and memories come through clearly in this book of exceptional photographs. Ossining Remembered focuses on the heart of the town, from Main Street out to the river. Included are images of places that made downtown Ossining the dynamic community it once was—the theater, the cigar store, and the bakery. Also featured are vintage photographs of the riverfront mansions and estates, the numerous educational institutions and churches, and, of course, the famous prison.
Category: Photography

Chalcot Crescent

Author : Fay Weldon
ISBN : 9780857894915
Genre : Fiction
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Meet Frances, one-time national treasure, former famous writer... and Fay Weldon's might-have-been younger sister. It's 2013. Fay has long since emigrated (wouldn't you, if your imaginary sister stole your future?), and eighty-year-old Frances, her glory days gone, is savouring a slice of National Meat Loaf in her once-magnificent house. Communism's dead, capitalism's fallen, and now government bailiffs are banging on her door... How did it come to this? When did CiviCams and powdered egg replace gossipy dinners and chocolate mousse? As Frances tries to make sense of her story, fact and fiction begin to implode. What secrets are her family hiding? Is her skunk-smoking grandson plotting revolution upstairs? And just what makes National Meat Loaf so tasty?
Category: Fiction

Dawn Crescent

Author : David Dvorkin
ISBN : 9781592246137
Genre : Fiction
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At the beginning of Desert Storm in 1991, things go terribly wrong. A secret organization that has infiltrated many Arab armies and governments emerges from hiding and inflames a broad and bloodily successful anti-Western uprising. American troops at the Battle of Khafji and throughout the Middle East are faced with a much bigger war than the one they had been sent to fight. What was supposed to be a safe war designed to ensure the reelection of George Bush turns into a disaster that destroys his presidency, puts Dan Quayle in the White House as the puppet of right-wing elements in the intelligence community, and imperils the West. The consequences are widespread and frequently grim: a resurgent Soviet Union, a seemingly endless war in the Middle East, and the growing threat of tyranny in America. Written well before the events of September 11th, 2001, Dawn Crescent depicts the interwoven lives and adventure of a diverse group of characters -- soldiers, spies, subversives, innocents -- in a turbulent alternate world which could be a warning for our own.
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Fallout From Chernobyl

Author : Lionel Ray Silver
ISBN : UOM:39015012447572
Genre : Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
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Category: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986

Remembering Our Childhood

Author : Karl Sabbagh
ISBN : 9780191578724
Genre : Psychology
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In this fascinating and sometimes disturbing book, the well-known writer Karl Sabbagh looks at psychologists' present understanding of the nature of memory, especially recollections of childhood, and how, in cases of so-called 'recovered memories', the unreliability and flexibility of memory has led to tragic consequences, destroying the lives of whole families. All of us have memories of childhood - that special trip to the fair, or impressions, such as dappled sunlight through rustling leaves seen from the pram. Some people firmly believe that they can recall scenes from the time they were babies. But what does science tell us about the nature of memory, and memories of childhood? In the first part of this book, Sabbagh begins gently with examples he has collected from many interviews of earliest memories, and goes on to look at psychologists' and neuroscientists' understanding of memory. It becomes clear that, whatever individuals might claim, memories of the first two years or so of our lives are simply not accessible to us, while later memories are fragile, yielding to suggestion and our inclination towards a neat story. All too often, our 'memory' of an event arises from what we have been told by a relative. The book then turns to darker territory. A casual remark by a child at a nursery leads to detailed and suggestive questioning of a number of children, resulting in the arrest of a teacher accused of child abuse. She was subsequently released. Some patients with eating and mood disorders undergoing therapy have come to believe, or have been led to believe by the therapist, that their problems stem from being sexually abused as a child - memories allegedly repressed and only 'recovered' under the guidance of the therapist. Such claims have again resulted in wrongful arrest, subsequently overturned, though the damage done to the families is irreparable. Sabbagh has interviewed the distinguished psychologist Elizabeth Loftus and others involved in blowing the whistle on the 'recovered memory' movement. Throughout, the book is full of quotations from interviews and extracts from transcribed interviews presented at court, making this a powerful and vivid account. While other books have been written on the dangers of the concept of recovered memory, Sabbagh here puts the story in the wider perspective of our growing scientific understanding of memory, and argues strongly for the critical role of scientific evidence in cases involving the memory of witnesses.
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Horn And Crescent

Author : Randall L. Pouwels
ISBN : 0521523095
Genre : History
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A major historical study of Islam among the Swahili.
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Cross Crescent And Conversion

Author : Simon Barton
ISBN : 9789004163430
Genre : History
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This volume commemorates the career of Richard Fletcher and his remarkable contribution to our understanding of the medieval world. The seventeen papers included here reflect the three main areas of Fletcher's scholarly endeavours: Church and society in medieval Spain; Christian-Muslim relations, and the history of the post-Roman world.
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The Crescent Obscured

Author : Robert Allison
ISBN : 9780226308579
Genre : History
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From the beginning of the colonial period to the recent conflicts in the Middle East, encounters with the Muslim world have helped Americans define national identity and purpose. Focusing on America's encounter with the Barbary states of North Africa from 1776 to 1815, Robert Allison traces the perceptions and mis-perceptions of Islam in the American mind as the new nation constructed its ideology and system of government. "A powerful ending that explains how the experience with the Barbary states compelled many Americans to look inward . . . with increasing doubts about the institution of slavery." —David W. Lesch, Middle East Journal "Allison's incisive and informative account of the fledgling republic's encounter with the Muslim world is a revelation with a special pertinence to today's international scene." —Richard W. Bulliet, Journal of Interdisciplinary History "This book should be widely read. . . . Allison's study provides a context for understanding more recent developments, such as America's tendency to demonize figures like Iran's Khumaini, Libya's Qaddafi, and Iraq's Saddam." —Richard M. Eaton, Eighteenth Century Studies
Category: History

The Crescent On The Temple

Author : Pamela Berger
ISBN : 9789004203006
Genre : Religion
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"The Crescent on the Temple" elucidates how the Dome of the Rock came to stand for the Temple of Solomon in Christian, Muslim, and Jewish art. That “Temple,” represented as the Muslim shrine, is often surmounted by a crescent.
Category: Religion