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Occident And Orient

Author : Róbert Dán
ISBN : 963054024X
Genre : East and West
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Category: East and West

West Over The Seas To The Orient

Author : Betty Ravenholt
ISBN : 9781426918704
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Ansgar and Kristine lost their Wisconsin farmstead to foreclosure in April of 1935, Albert Victor Ravenholt, the oldest of nine surviving children, stepped up and provided the family with invaluable resources. This biography tells the story of Albert's remarkable life beginning on a small Wisconsin dairy farm, to his travels abroad and his work as a writer and foreign correspondent in the Orient. West over the Seas to the Orient begins as Albert emerges from his boyhood a stellar student, and it details the journey of his fascinating career-attending Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa; working as a steward at the New York World's Fair; becoming chief cook on the MS Agra, a Swedish vessel bound for the Orient; working as a convoy leader for Red Cross trucks hauling medical supplies from Lashio on the Burma Road; and becoming a United Press war correspondent for China/Burma/India. Containing a detailed family history, many photographs, and copies of Albert's publications, this biography tells the story of a man who applied his remarkable talents to help the Ravenholt family escape poverty; a man who guided, intervened, and supported the developmental activities of his siblings.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Der Orient Der Frauen

Author : Ulrike Stamm
ISBN : 9783412205485
Genre : German prose literature
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In Search Of The Lost Orient

Author : Olivier Roy
ISBN : 9780231542036
Genre : Political Science
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Olivier Roy is one of the world's leading experts on political Islam. But he is not only a scholar—he is also a traveler. Roy's keen and iconoclastic insights emerge from a lifetime of study combined with intrepid exploration through Afghanistan and Central Asia. In this book-length interview, Roy tells the lively and colorful story of his many adventures and discoveries in a variety of social and political settings and how they have come to shape his understanding of the Islamic world and its complex recent history. In Search of the Lost Orient is a candid, personal account of the experiences that led Roy to challenge his youthful ideas of an untouched, romanticized East and build a new intellectual framework to better understand and cohabit with the religions, politics, and cultures of the East, West, North, and South. In conversation with Jean-Louis Schlegel of the French magazine Esprit, Roy offers insight into the key themes of his career. Roy's immersion in the complexities of many Central Asian territories started him on his critique of the idea of an essentialized Islam. Alongside tales of backpacking from Paris to Kabul, his Afghan decade during the Soviet invasion, and official travel to post-Soviet Central Asia in the 1990s, Roy reflects on the nature of political and humanitarian engagement in this part of the world. He recounts his formative years, education, and developing political commitments and speaks to his evolving place within France's shifting intellectual and religious cultures. This book outlines Roy's lifelong practice—a combination of deliberate research goals and chance encounters—that examines Islam, immigration, and, more broadly, the future of cultures, religions, and secularism in the face of globalization. Both a significant intellectual autobiography and a compelling travelogue through some of the world's pivotal places, In Search of the Lost Orient offers a striking testimony to the many facets of an exceptional thinker.
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ISBN : 3891730527
Genre : Middle East
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Rome And The Mysterious Orient

Author : Plautus
ISBN : 0520938224
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Still funny after two thousand years, the Roman playwright Plautus wrote around 200 B.C.E., a period when Rome was fighting neighbors on all fronts, including North Africa and the Near East. These three plays—originally written for a wartime audience of refugees, POWs, soldiers and veterans, exiles, immigrants, people newly enslaved in the wars, and citizens—tap into the mix of fear, loathing, and curiosity with which cultures, particularly Western and Eastern cultures, often view each other, always a productive source of comedy. These current, accessible, and accurate translations have replaced terms meaningful only to their original audience, such as references to Roman gods, with a hilarious, inspired sampling of American popular culture—from songs to movie stars to slang. Matching the original Latin line for line, this volume captures the full exuberance of Plautus's street language, bursting with puns, learned allusions, ethnic slurs, dirty jokes, and profanities, as it brings three rarely translated works—Weevil (Curculio), Iran Man (Persa), and Towelheads (Poenulus)—to a wide contemporary audience. Richlin's erudite introduction sets these plays within the context of the long history of East-West conflict and illuminates the role played by comedy and performance in imperialism and colonialism. She has also provided detailed and wide-ranging contextual introductions to the individual plays, as well as extensive notes, which, together with these superb and provocative translations, will bring Plautus alive for a new generation of readers and actors.
Category: Literary Criticism