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This book covers all the elements of Jewish history, from the times of the Ancient Middle East, Mesopotamia and Babylon, to the Jewish diaspora today. It opens with a consideration of the background to the Jewish faith, and its emergence from the Anc…

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Approaching the Qur’an

A major event in religious publishing, Approaching the Qur’an captures the complexity, power and poetry of the early suras of the Qur’an, the sacred scripture of Islam In this second edition, Michael Sells introduces important new translations…

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The Palestine-Israeli Conflict

The Middle East is in deadlock There are two sides in this conflict This is the only book that allows both sides to be heard THE PALESTINE PERSPECTIVE – DR DAWOUD EL-ALAMI "The creation of the state of Israel was at the expense of the Palestinia…

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The Last Refuge

‘Exhausted and on the run, it looked like the end for the small band of men. Looking at the few who had followed him into the desert, Muhammad said, “When disaster threatens, seek refuge in Yemen”… Yemen was the last refuge….

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The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea

  An award-winning story of friendship and the power of imagination, from the celebrated author of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman The loss of a parent brought them together. Two boys united by grief. Set on the rugged nort…

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The Last Empire

BY THE AUTHOR OF CHERNOBYL: HISTORY OF A TRAGEDY, WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2018 WINNER OF THE PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE 2015 On Christmas Day 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union. By the nex…

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In the Shadow of the Prophet

In pieces drawn from over the course of his distinguished career, pre-eminent historian Roy Mottahedeh explores such diverse topics as the social bonds that connected people in the early Islamic Middle East, the transmission of learning in the Muslim…

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WINNER OF THE 2022 FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY BOOK AWARD The profound emotion felt around the world upon seeing images of Notre-Dame in flames opens up a series of questions: Why was everyone so deeply moved? Why does Notre-Dame so clearly crysta…

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The Sky Over Lima

  WINNER OF THE 2014 OJO CRÍTICO LITERARY PRIZE AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE FESTIVAL DU PREMIER ROMAN IN CHAMBÉRY A vibrant tale of literary seduction, set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century Peru Peru, 1904. José…

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The Firm

They helped invent the bar code. They revolutionized business schools and created the corporate practices that now rule our world. They reinvented the idea of American capitalism and aggressively exported it across the globe. McKinsey employees are t…

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