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From an antique land

Julian Huxley

From an antique land

ancient and modern in the Middle East

by Julian Huxley

  • 313 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Middle East -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Julian Huxley. With over 50 photos. by the author
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS49 .H9 1966
    The Physical Object
    Pagination336 p.
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14644524M
    LC Control Number66-10219

    In another instance, these men show a great surprise that Hindus do not perform 'Khatna' circumcisionas the conversation goes in this direction, From an antique land book feels a bit embarrassed and wonders where this will lead. In one of his talks with other young Muslim men, they ask Ghosh a range of questions about India and Hindus. During the day he poured over medieval letters sent to India from Cairo by Arab merchants. Start your review of Travelers to an Antique Land: The History and Literature of Travel to Greece Write a review Jan 23, Gary rated it really liked it An amazing piece of research, well presented and documented in nine excellent chapters and an enormous bibliography. It was on the roof of a house in Lataifa, a tiny village in Egypt. Gezemice Oct 29, A lovely parallel account of the author's time as an anthropology student in a small village in Egypt, and his research into the life of a Jewish slave mentioned in some medieval documents found in a cache in Cairo.

    If you are unsure, you may to wish to search for books between two defined dates - eg and Indicate whether the book is hardcover or softcover. Man realizes that printed books are wonderful and have value. Throughout, Ghosh writes with enormous lucidity and flashes of gentle humor, conveying in small and telling details the underlying suspiciousness and insecurity that pervade Egyptian society. There is little to no sense of Western superiority in the story, but there are a fair number of eye-opening observations on the politics of the Middle East as it is experienced by your average village farmer looking for a better life. It was on the roof of a house in Lataifa, a tiny village in Egypt.

    He is not Hindu himself, but everyone assumes that he From an antique land book, and thus that he worships cows, and burns the dead -- two things that are blasphemous to a Muslim. He includes some explanations on the nature of ancient slavery as a social institution rather than a crime and he also sheds some light on the destructions of Arab-Indian trade due to the conquering navies of Europe who, seeing that no one else claimed the naval traffic for themselves, reasoned that it must be up for grabs. Or so Jim asserts. The mud huts have largely disappeared and bungalows have sprung up in their place. If any want to know how great I am and where I lie, let him outdo me in my work.


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From an antique land by Julian Huxley Download PDF Ebook

Too bad, because some part of it was interesting, but really, do we need From an antique land book biography of everyone who came near the documents but failed to discover them?

Start your review of Travelers to an Antique Land: The History and Literature of Travel to Greece Write a review Jan 23, Gary rated it really liked it An amazing piece of research, well presented and documented in nine excellent chapters and an enormous bibliography.

And do they really burn their dead? If society changes its mind, they can always be brought back. I Met a Traveller is simply too one-note and comes across as somewhat simplistic message fiction.

Nearly the entire story consists of one of the employees explaining things to the man, who has snuck into the work area under false pretenses. I enjoyed reading about Ghosh's experiences in a land foreign to him Egypt as well as he investigations into the story of a Jewish merchant from the 12th century.

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The story of his research has two segments that unfold side by side. For hardcover books published from From an antique land book 20th century onwards, the presence of a dust jacket and its condition also greatly affect value.

Indicate whether the book is hardcover or softcover. Ghosh is lectured time and time again about the primitive practices of his people who follow no prophet mentioned in the Koran From an antique land book he takes it all with the humility of his calling.

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In one of his talks with other young Muslim men, they ask Ghosh a range of questions about India and Hindus. Or so Jim asserts. Shelves: netgalley A mildly entertaining novella for book lovers, but it is a little thin on ideas, in keeping with its thinness of size.

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Shelley's poem was later republished under the title "Sonnet. Throughout, Ghosh writes with enormous lucidity and flashes of gentle humor, conveying in small and telling details the underlying suspiciousness and insecurity that pervade Egyptian society.

Not having to store or carry hundreds of books is a boon, but it's very strange to spend money on books as ephemeral as leprechaun gold. Type: Biography Publisher: Ravi Dayal Publishers The cover proclaims IAAL "History in the guise of a traveller's tale," and the multi-generic book moves back and forth between Ghosh's experience living in small villages and towns in the Nile Delta and his reconstruction of a Jewish trader and his slave's lives in the eleventh century from documents from the Cairo Geniza.

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