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Distant Companions
Servants and Employers in Zambia, 1900-1985
Karen Tranberg Hansen



The Vanished Imam
Musa al Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon
Fouad Ajami
Ajami resurrects the Shia's neglected history, both distant and recent, and interweaves the life and work of Musa al Sadr with the larger strands of the Shia past.






Mohammed, Charlemagne, and the Origins of Europe
The Pirenne Thesis in the Light of Archaeology
Richard Hodges, David Whitehouse
In this concise book, Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse review the 'Pirenne thesis' in the light of archaeological information from northern Europe, the Mediterranean and western Asia.



Revelation and Divination in Ndembu Ritual
Victor Turner
The core of this book is a complete description of two important Ndembu rituals of affliction (Chihamba and Kayong'u), and an analysis of the system of ideas underlying more than a dozen modes of divination.



Averroes on Plato's "Republic"
Averroes
An indispensable primary source in medieval political philosophy is presented here in a fully annotated translation of the celebrated discussion of the Republic by the twelfth-century Andalusian Muslim philosopher.



The Forest of Symbols
Aspects of Ndembu Ritual
Victor Turner



Ancient Israel
Harry M. Orlinsky
This revised edition, published in 1960, brings up to date a book first published in 1954—a concisely organized, simply written account of the society that produced the Bible. As the author traces the fluctuating fortunes of the Hebrews and Israelites...



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