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The Phoenician Solar Theology (Hardcover)

An Investigation into the Phoenician Opinion of the Sun found in Julian's Hymn to King Helios
ISBN: 1-59333-210-6
This book, the first study of its kind, contends that an authentic Phoenician solar theology existed, reaching back to at least the fifth or sixth century BCE. Through Azize’s examination, a portrait of a vibrant Phoenician tradition of spiritual thought emerges: a native tradition not dependent upon Hellenic thought, but related to other Semitic cultures of the ancient Near East, and, of course, to Egypt. In light of this analysis, it can be seen that Phoenician religion possessed a unique organizing power in which the sun, the sun god, life, death, and humanity, were linked in a profound system.
$101.40

Dr. Grant and the Mountain Nestorians

ISBN: 1-59333-181-9
Drawing extensively from Dr. Grant's own letters and journals, Laurie's narrative provides a lively account of the life and work of a little-known nineteenth-century missionary.
$112.20

Teacher of Holiness: The Holy Spirit in Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans

ISBN: 1-59333-149-5
This book, on the pneumatology of Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, illustrates the centrality of the Holy Spirit for his theological project. As both God's exitus into the world and humanity's reditus to God, the Spirit forms the crucial link between Origen's doctrine of God and his spiritual anthropology. Origen's images for the Holy Spirit, understood in the context of second century concepts of 'spirit,' convey the intersection of theology and anthropology in his thought. This book explores Origen's understanding of the multiplicity of spirits found in the Scriptures, with particular emphasis on the Holy Spirit as pivotal to God's outreach into the world.
$87.00

Mandaic Incantation Texts

ISBN: 1-59333-192-4
This is a revision of E.M. Yamauchi's dissertation. It includes a collection of the earliest Mandaic texts, which are magic scrolls and inscribed bowls, dating from about 600 CE, together with transcriptions and translations, a grammar, and a lexicon.
$114.00

Bible Places; or The Topography of the Holy Land

ISBN: 1-59333-142-8
This book aims to provide a brief, yet very informative description of every Holy Land site mentioned in the Bible. Relying on the extensive research of the Palestinian Exploration Fund, Tristram's work afforded a new and vividly descriptive perspective on the Holy Land.
$110.40

The Monuments of Nineveh

From Drawings Made on the Spot
ISBN: 1-59333-068-5
The companion volume to Nineveh and Its Remains. This large (11x17), handsome volume, carefully reproduced from the original edition of 1849-53, and bound in deluxe cloth, contains 170 drawings made by Layard of sculptures, bas-reliefs, and other objects discovered by him among the ruins of Nineveh.
$1,268.00 $490.00

The Unveiled Ladies of Istanbul (Stamboul) (Hardback)

New Introduction by Yiorgos Kalogeras
ISBN: 1-59333-216-5
The Unveiled Ladies of Istanbul (Stamboul) is a picturesque description of women's life in post-World War I Turkey during a period of social and political turmoil. Here Demetra Vaka (1877-1946), an expatriate of Ottoman Turkey, established American journalist and acquaintance of Prince Sabaheddin, returns to her native Istanbul after a 20-year absence. Describing women's lives in post-World War I Turkey, she reports on the successful project of female emancipation pursued by Mustafa Kemal as part of the nationalist agenda. Noting how much this project had benefited upper- and middle-class Turkish women, Vaka nonetheless regrets that the gradual emergence of the monocultural, modern Republic was bringing an end to the multiethnic character of the Ottoman State.
$102.60

The Last Assyrians: A History of Aramaic-Speaking Christians

ISBN: 0-00000-006-X
The Last Assyrians is a film on the survival of the Aramaic-speaking Christians (Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs). The U.S. edition is the English version.
$25.20

Unlocking the Garden: A Feminist Jewish Look at the Bible, Midrash, and God

A Feminist Jewish Look at the Bible, Midrash, and God
ISBN: 1-59333-058-8
A stirring collection of fifteen articles, many of which have been previously published by the author who is a feminist Jew. The author unabashedly confronts difficult biblical and midrashic texts, without taking an apologetic stance.
$81.60

A Turkish Woman's European Impressions

New Introduction by Reina Lewis
ISBN: 1-59333-207-6
Born into the Ottoman Muslim elite, Zeyneb Hanoum and her sister Melek Hanoum were given a Western-style education by their progressive father, who expected them subsequently to live the segregated lives of Ottoman ladies. Rebelling, the sisters collaborated with the French author Pierre Loti, hoping that harnessing European intellectual support would speed up Ottoman social reform. Fleeing Istanbul in 1906 for fear of imperial reprisals, the sisters traveled in disguise to Europe, hoping to find "freedom" in the West. With Zeyneb Hanum's letters punctuated by Grace Ellison's introduction, commentary, and footnotes, this book challenges Orientalist stereotypes and documents the vibrant engagement between Eastern and Western women at the fin de siècle.
$94.80

Memoirs of Halide Edib

New Introduction by Hulya Adak
ISBN: 1-59333-206-8
A prominent novelist, social activist, journalist, and nationalist, Halide Edib Adivar (1882-1964) was one of Turkey's leading feminists in the Young Turk and early Republican period. Memoirs is the first book in her two volume English-language autobiography, published in 1926, while she and her second husband Dr. Adnan were in exile in London and Paris having fallen out of favor with Mustafa Kemal's one-party regime. Edib describes her childhood, her confrontation with her first husband's polygyny, her divorce, and her entry into political and literary writing. Edib's account of her private life provides a unique example of a woman's individual and personal struggle for emancipation and gender equality.
$132.00

In the Palaces of the Sultan (Hardback)

New Introduction by Teresa Heffernan
ISBN: 1-59333-204-1
As Anna Bowman Dodd (1855-1929), a New York travel writer and journalist, journeyed to Istanbul with the American Ambassador to France she embarked on a detailed account of the city and its people. Interested in documenting the changes in Turkey brought about by the "embrace" of modernity and progress, she considers Turkish women's rights, harems and marriage, the management of the household, education, slavery, the Sultan's reign, and nationalist movements in the last days of the Ottoman Empire. She caters to the American market for Orientalism but is also reflexive about its employment, both invoking and undercutting stereotypes as she addresses the "Eastern Question."
$132.60

Haremlik: Some Pages from the Life of Turkish Women (Hardback)

New Introduction by Yiorgos Kalogeras
ISBN: 1-59333-203-3
Born as a Greek Ottoman in Istanbul, Demetra Vaka Brown (1877-1946) moved to America where she became a journalist and novelist, revisiting Turkey to write several books about the twilight of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of the Turkish Republic. She based this, her first book, on experiences from 1901, when modernization had made inroads into Ottoman domestic life and the harem was becoming a thing of the past. Her reflections on life in the harem suggest the conflicted nature of her allegiances: Vaka is nostalgic for the Ottoman life that was rapidly disappearing, but she also enjoys the freedoms of a professional American woman.
$96.60

Sunshine and Storm in the East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople (Hardback)

New Introduction by Scott A. Leonard
ISBN: 1-59333-202-5
Lady Annie Brassey (1839-1887) possess a keen eye for human interest and narrative detail that propelled her to international fame as a travel writer. This book presents a daily diary of two voyages to Constantinople aboard her family yacht in the mid 1870s. Here, the modern reader may glimpse the natural wonders, cultural distinctions, and political circumstances of such countries as Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Greece, and Turkey during that time period. Readers will also find an excellent example of the nineteenth-century European fascination with the "Orient."
$130.20

Behind Turkish Lattices: The Story of a Turkish Woman's Life (Hardback)

New Introduction by Carolyn Goffman
ISBN: 1-59333-105-3
Hester Donaldson Jenkins (1869-1941), a professor at the American College for Girls in Constantinople from 1900-1909, wrote enthusiastically about the Young Turks who seemed to promise new freedoms for Ottoman women. Jenkins uses her own observations of Constantinople, her students, and their families to construct an account of a "typical" Turkish Muslim woman's life cycle at this turning point in Ottoman history. She directs her comments toward childhood, education, marriage, polygamy, and divorce, in order to correct Western misapprehensions. In its confidence in the bright prospects of American influence and Ottoman reform, this book captures an optimistic moment in which social progress seemed to be thriving.
$89.40

The Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic

ISBN: 1-59333-003-0
W. Warde Fowler's book gives a detailed commentary on Roman religious festivals for each month of the year, covering both public and non-public worship.
$108.00

The Forgotten Genocide: Eastern Christians, The Last Arameans

ISBN: 1-59333-077-4
The first and only extensive treatment of the genocide of the Aramaic-speaking Christians of the Middle East, in particular the Syriac Orthodox communities, in the late 1800s and early 1900s under the Ottomans. Courtois bases his study on the diplomatic archives of the French Foreign Affairs office (Quai d'Orsay), the archives of the Dominican Mission at Mosul, Iraq, written eyewitness accounts, and oral interviews with genocide survivors conducted by the author.
$110.40

Shirin: Christian - Queen - Myth of Love

A Woman of Late Antiquity: Historical Reality and Literary Effect
ISBN: 1-59333-282-3
Shirin, the beloved wife of the Persian shah, Chosroes II (b. 628), pulled political strings behind the scenes and supported the Christian minority in Iran.
$38.40

Kurds and Christians

ISBN: 1-59333-106-1
This book is a compilation of letters, narratives of journeys and local traditions, and various documents pertaining to the Archbishop of Canterbury's Mission to the Assyrian Church of the East.
$92.40

Mosul and Its Minorities

ISBN: 1-59333-107-X
Luke, once Assistant Governor of Jerusalem for the British Mandate government, hopes "to make these singularly interesting peoples better known to English readers, and to win for them additional sympathy in the difficult times through which they are passing."
$81.00

The Apology of Aristides on behalf of the Christians

Series: Texts and Studies (First Series) Vol.1, No. 1
ISBN: 1-59333-278-5
The Apology of Aristides is the earliest Christian apologia to have survived in its entirety. It was written as a defense of the new Christian way of life against its many rivals and opponents, and details some of its leading ethical precepts. Long thought to have been lost, this early second-century work was rediscovered in a Syriac translation in a seventh-century manuscript preserved in the monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai. This volume contains not only the standard edition of the Syriac text with critical notes, but also the first English translation and a study of surviving fragments in Greek, which were subsequently identified in the 'Life of Barlaam and Josaphat' (an early Christian reworking of the life of Buddha).
$74.40

Monks and Monasteries of the Near East

ISBN: 1-59333-276-9
Jules Leroy, the French art expert, spent several months touring the Near East in search of Early Christian remains. During this time he visited most of the monasteries in Egypt, Syria, the Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq.
$57.60

Zeus: The Glorious Encounters of a Divine Adulterer

ISBN: 0-9627950-5-4
The loves of the Olympian Zeus included countless immortal and mortal women, and one boy. The offspring, such as Apollo, Bacchus, Herakles, Helen of Troy and many others remain legendary. Section II is a 70-page modern debate on sexuality and spirituality.
$19.80

Gnostic Ethics and Mandaean Origins

ISBN: 1-931956-85-5
In opposition to other leading scholars of the Mandaeans, Yamauchi concludes that the Mandaeans could not have originated before the second century CE. He notes their distinguishing characterisitcs from other Gnostic groups.
$51.00

American Journal of Ancient History (New Series 3-4, 2004-2005 [2007])

3-4
Edited by T. Corey Brennan
ISBN: 978-1-59333-782-7
The continuation of the historic American Journal of Ancient History this volume contains nine articles and comprises the contents of volumes 3 and 4 of the New Series (2004-2005 [2007]).
$75.00