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The Resource Heirs to forgotten kingdoms : journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East, Gerard Russell

Heirs to forgotten kingdoms : journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East, Gerard Russell

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Heirs to forgotten kingdoms : journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East
Title
Heirs to forgotten kingdoms
Title remainder
journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Gerard Russell
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
ANCIENT RELIGIONS & MYTHOLOGIES. Despite its reputation for religious intolerance, the Middle East has long sheltered many distinctive and strange faiths: one regards the Greek prophets as incarnations of God, another reveres Lucifer in the form of a peacock, and yet another believes that their followers are reincarnated beings who have existed in various forms for thousands of years. These religions represent the last vestiges of the magnificent civilizations in ancient history: Persia, Babylon, Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs. Their followers have learned how to survive foreign attacks and the perils of assimilation. But today, with the Middle East in turmoil, they face greater challenges than ever before. In Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms, former diplomat Gerard Russell ventures to the distant, nearly impassable regions where these mysterious religions still cling to survival. He lives alongside the Mandaeans and Ezidis of Iraq, the Zoroastrians of Iran, the Copts of Egypt, and others
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Also issued online.
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Russell, Gerard
Dewey number
200.956
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Russell, Gerard
  • Mandaeans
  • Yezidis
  • Zoroastrians
  • Druzes
  • Samaritans
  • Copts
  • Kalasha (Afghanistan people)
  • Religious minorities
  • Religions
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
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Heirs to forgotten kingdoms : journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East, Gerard Russell
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057078486
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xxv, 373 pages
Isbn
9781471114717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)958225253
Label
Heirs to forgotten kingdoms : journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East, Gerard Russell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057078486
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xxv, 373 pages
Isbn
9781471114717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)958225253

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