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Murder, Mayhem, Pillage, and Plunder
Murder, Mayhem, Pillage, and Plunder (July 1988)
The History of the Lebanon in the 18th and 19th Centuries by Mikhayil Mishaqa (1800-1873)
Wheeler M. Thackston Jr. - Translator

"It makes it clear, like no secondary work can, that localism, kinship, and clan loyalties are the essential ingredients of social life in closely-knit, small-scaled societies. This is useful not only for Lebanon and the Middle East, but also for the many parts of the world where pluralism still dominates." -- Leila Fawaz, Tufts University

The author's analysis of the internecine strife and fierce clan rivalry rampant in the eighteenth and n...(Read More)
Naser-e Khosraw's Book of Travels
Naser-e Khosraw's Book of Travels (October 1985)
Wheeler M. Thackston Jr. - Editor

NasKhosraw, well know for his philosophical works and ranked as one of the great poets of Persian, made a seven-year-long journey that began in his native Marv in the spring of 1046 and ended at Balkh in the fall of 1052. The impetus for leaving behind the life a revenue administrator and poet was a dream-vision that awakened him from a "forty-year sleep of heedlessness" and sent him on a "quest for truth." Nashad originally announced his intention ...(Read More)
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