The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq

Author: Ronald Sempill Stafford
Publisher: Routledge
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"This account, written by a British Army officer serving in Iraq, describes a little-known ethnic minority in that country. The Assyrians, like other minorities in the area, lived across many modern national boundaries. Unlike other ethnic groups, they were distinct and usually well-off. Their land became Christianized, and after the end of the British mandate in Iraq in 1932, it was revealed that the Assyrians were being persecuted by the Moslems. The survivors of the Assyrians, a once-great people and a once-great Christian Church, lived in the Hakkari mountains in the northeastern part of Iraq."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Anthropology Of Iraq

Author: Field
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317846524
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf and Oman

Author: Dionisius A. Agius
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136201750
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This book is a study of the seafaring communities of the Arabian Gulf and Oman in the past 150 years. It analyses the significance of the dhow and how coastal communities interacted throughout their long tradition of seafaring. In addition to archival material, the work is based on extensive field research in which the voices of seamen were recorded in over 200 interviews. The book provides an integrated study of dhow activity in the area concerned and examines the consciousness of belonging to the wider culture of the Indian ocean as it is expressed in boat-building traditions, navigational techniques, crew organisation and port towns. People of the Dhow brings together the different measures of time past, the sea, its people and their material culture. The Arabian Gulf and Oman have traditionally shared a common destiny within the Western Indian Ocean. The seasonal monsoonal winds were fundamental to the physical and human unities of the seafaring communities, producing a way of life in harmony with the natural world, a world which was abruptly changed with the discovery of oil. What remains is memories of a seafaring past, a history of traditions and customs recorded here in the recollections of a dying generation and in the rich artistic heritage of the region.

Poems Of Wine Revelry

Author: Colville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317846672
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Syrian Desert

Author: Christina Phelps Harris
Publisher: Routledge
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This historical overview is a well informed and readable account of an area of the world which has been and is now more than ever a significant geographical location in the Middle East--both culturally and commercially. Topics covered include the bedouin trouble in the area, their origins and organization, ancient and medieval trade, early travelers, accounts of the important Alter of Damascus, Aleppo, Baghdad, Al Wasera, the caravan, state, private, the hajj, and much more.