Download PDF by Lois M. Critchfield: Oman Emerges: An American Company in an Ancient Kingdom

By Lois M. Critchfield

ISBN-10: 0970115784

ISBN-13: 9780970115782

while Sultan Qaboos bin stated deposed his father in 1970, he inherited a ignored nation with a modest oil source of revenue, yet nearly nobody certified to suggest for his pursuits to the executives of Shell Oil till he discovered James Critchfield. A embellished wrestle officer in global battle II, Critchfield joined the CIA in 1948 and retired 26 years later because the first guy to carry the placement of nationwide intelligence officer for power. He used to be a expert within the geopolitics of strength who was once eminently suited for commence his 3rd occupation. initially reduced in size to recommend the Sultanate on oil coverage, Critchfield s corporation Tetra Tech foreign steadily accelerated its position to incorporate the advance of the country s water and maritime assets in addition to significant infrastructure initiatives within the very important Musandam Peninsula and the Buraimi oasis. Lois Critchfield s heritage of Tetra Tech is a behind-the-scenes view of simply precisely how such improvement courses are conceived and applied on a countrywide scale. She information the technical, monetary and political issues inquisitive about those initiatives and displays upon their implications thirty-five years later. Oman Emerges is a case examine in overseas trade and that's most beneficial for its perception into the age-old clash among company and nationwide interests.

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Eight Decades in Syria - download pdf or read online

By A. J. McFarland

ISBN-10: 1935907565

ISBN-13: 9781935907565

The Reformed Presbyterian Church is a really small denomination of approximately six thousand participants that at one time had a presence within the heart East. This scarce list of its actions among the Arabs used to be compiled through Andrew James McFarland, 1869-1952, a missionary clergyman who spent so much of his existence in Syria regardless of the entire upheavals within the area. actually, in the course of global struggle I whilst the Ottoman Empire used to be at battle with the Allies and so much non-Muslims fled, Reverend McFarland remained in Mersine, billeting a German officer and assisting deal with wounded Turkish soldiers.

Those drawn to Syrian heritage will locate the record of clergy precious as their papers may be situated in files akin to these at of the sect's associations, Geneva university and its theological seminary, for insights in regards to the Syrian state of affairs of their time. in fact the 1919 peace payment intended the dismemberment of the Ottoman territories and the French suzerancy over cutting-edge Syria, however the missions stayed on for plenty of years.

Eventually the church buildings and faculties that McFarland verified disappeared, however the diaries, correspondence, and experiences of approximately a century of Reformed Presbyterian job are an underused and critical source. this can be considered one of a couple of scarce center East titles that Westphalia has released to advertise curiosity in missed archives.

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The Epistle of Forgiveness: Volume Two: Hypocrites, - download pdf or read online

By Abu l-Ala al-Maarri,Geert Jan Van Gelder,Gregor Schoeler

ISBN-10: 0814771947

ISBN-13: 9780814771945

One of the
most strange books in classical Arabic literature, The Epistle of Forgiveness is the long answer via the prolific
Syrian poet and prose author, Abu l-ʿAlaʿ al-Maʿarri (d. 449 H/1057 AD), to a
letter by means of an vague grammarian, Ibn al-Qarih. With biting irony, The Epistle of Forgiveness mocks Ibn
al-Qarih’s hypocrisy and sycophancy via imagining he has died and arrived with
some hassle in Heaven, the place he meets recognized poets and philologists from
the earlier. He additionally glimpses Hell, and converses with the satan and various
heretics. Al-Maʿarri—a maverick, a vegan, and sometimes branded a heretic
himself—seems to mock well known principles in regards to the Hereafter.

 

This moment quantity is a point-by-point respond to Ibn
al-Qarih’s letter utilizing al-Maʿarri’s attribute mix of erudition,
irony, and admonition, enlivened with anecdotes and poems. between different things,
he writes approximately hypocrites; heretical poets, princes, rebels, and mystics;
apostates; piety; superstition; the plight of guys of letters; collaborative
authorship; wine-drinking; outdated age; repentance; pre-Islamic pilgrimage customs;
and funds. This extraordinary booklet is the 1st whole translation in any
language, all of the extra awesome due to al-Maʿarri’s hugely ornate and
difficult variety, his use of rhymed prose, and diverse vague phrases and
expressions.

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Download e-book for kindle: Saturn in Transit: Boundaries of Mind, Body, and Soul by Erin Sullivan

By Erin Sullivan

ISBN-10: 1578631815

ISBN-13: 9781578631810

Saturn in Transit finds Saturn's priceless and developmental impact in our lives. Erin Sullivan offers a radical account of the astrology, mythology, and psychology of Saturn's function because the resource of divine discontent. Saturn assists the trendy hero and heroine, in the course of its transit round the zodiac, via destroying the previous and superseded inside of, and throwing us periodically into chaos, which constantly generates an artistic transformation of objective in our lives.


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Download PDF by Obaid Younossi,Peter Dahl Thruelsen,Jonathan Vaccaro,Jerry: The Long March: Building an Afghan National Army

By Obaid Younossi,Peter Dahl Thruelsen,Jonathan Vaccaro,Jerry M. Sollinger,Brian Grady

ISBN-10: 0833046683

ISBN-13: 9780833046680

The Afghan nationwide military (ANA) is necessary to the good fortune of the allied efforts in Afghanistan and the last word balance of the nationwide govt. This monograph assesses the ANA's development within the parts of recruitment, education, amenities, and operational power. Coalition forces will proceed to play a very important function with the ANA in Afghanistan, quite in gentle of the elevated chance from Taliban forces and different legal groups.

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New PDF release: Fragmente einer grossen Sprache: Band 2 (Untersuchungen zur

By Alexa Sabine Bartelmus

ISBN-10: 1501512072

ISBN-13: 9781501512070

Das vorliegende Buch stellt einen Versuch dar, die Lücke in der Geschichte des Sumerischen zu schließen, die bislang zwischen den umfangreichen, intestine untersuchten Textcorpora des späten dritten und frühen zweiten Jahrtausends v. Chr. und den relativ wenigen Vorkommen von Sumerisch im ersten Jahrtausend v. Chr. bestand.

Untersucht werden zum einen – unter Heranziehung neuen Textmaterials aus dem Vorderasiatischen Museum Berlin – die Schreiberausbildung im kassitenzeitlichen Babylonien allgemein, zum anderen sprachliche Besonderheiten, Verwendungskontexte und ideologische Bedeutung des Sumerischen in jener Epoche. Obwohl es sich auf den ersten Blick um unterschiedliche Themen zu handeln scheint, besteht eine Verbindung zwischen ihnen, stellt doch die Schreiberausbildung die wichtigste Quelle dar, die den Verfassern sumerischer Texte in einer Zeit, in der es keine sumerischen Muttersprachler mehr gab, für ihre Kenntnis jener Sprache zur Verfügung stand.

Die examine und der Vergleich mit den vorhergehenden und nachfolgenden Epochen erlauben es, Entwicklungslinien und regionale Tendenzen nachzuvollziehen; sie zeigen aber auch, dass es nicht einfach ist, kassitenzeitliches Sumerisch als Sprache zu beschreiben oder gar seine „Qualität" zu bewerten.

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Islam and Tibet – Interactions along the Musk Routes by Anna Akasoy,Charles Burnett PDF

By Anna Akasoy,Charles Burnett

ISBN-10: 0754669564

ISBN-13: 9780754669562

ISBN-10: 1138247049

ISBN-13: 9781138247048

the 1st encounters among the Islamic global and Tibet happened through the growth of the Abbasid Empire within the 8th century. army and political contacts went besides an expanding curiosity within the different facet. Cultural exchanges and the transmission of data have been facilitated via a buying and selling community, with musk constituting one of many major buying and selling items from the Himalayas, principally via India. From the 13th century onwards the unfold of the Mongol Empire from the Western borders of Europe via principal Asia to China facilitated extra exchanges. the importance of those interactions has been lengthy neglected in scholarship. This quantity represents an incredible contribution to the topic, bringing jointly new experiences by way of an interdisciplinary crew of foreign students. They probe for the 1st time the multi-layered contacts among the Islamic global, significant Asia and the Himalayas from the 8th century till the current day in a number of fields, together with geography, cartography, artwork background, medication, background of technology and schooling, literature, hagiography, archaeology, and anthropology.

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THE IMMIGRANTS' DAUGHTER: A Private Battle to Earn the Right by Mary Terzian PDF

By Mary Terzian

ISBN-10: 159113773X

ISBN-13: 9781591137733

- winner of Dan Poynter's 2012 publication international Award in multicultural nonfiction.
- finalist within the nationwide Indie Excellence 2007 publication Awards, within the multicultural non-fiction category. 
-  Winner most sensible Books 2006 Award in multicultural nonfiction.

In her award-winning publication the writer captures the common immigrant event via her own thoughts. The scene is determined in Cairo within the 1940's. She is a member of a tightly knit Armenian kinfolk dwelling in an expatriate neighborhood of genocide survivors, or escapees, like her mom and dad, from Turkey, in the course of and after international warfare I. peaceable existence, pleasure with more youthful brother's arival and chuffed celebrations with the extended family are rocked through international warfare II, trauma within the family members and older brother's departure at the back of the Iron Curtain. the standard inter-generational tensions protecting culture opposed to emancipation are continuously current, specially with reference to the  inferior prestige of girls.  It is usually a turbulent interval in Egypt's political background, transitioning from nation to republic.

The Immigrants' Daughter, "laced with an ideal combine fo drama and humor . . ." is a overcome future, a jump from passive popularity of destiny right into a fierce conflict for self-determination. 3 academic associations were attracted to reprinting excerpts from the e-book to be used as an educational tool.
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"THE IMMIGRANTS' DAUGHTER is a unconditionally relaxing learn from begin to end. Ms. Terzian . . . can be a grasp at sensory element, figuring out while and what kind of so as to add in order that readers are engaged within the atmosphere with out ever being crushed. girls of all nationalities should be surprised at her energy and personality as she takes them via her struggles to beat center jap rules concerning 'a woman's position' in society within the 1940's . . ." - Excerpted from judge's reviews, 18th Annual Writer's Digest overseas Self-Published publication Awards

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Download PDF by Itamar Bernstein: Distant Prophecies

By Itamar Bernstein

ISBN-10: 0754103994

ISBN-13: 9780754103998

the unconventional covers the lively life of the prophet Jeremiah, which paralleled significant political, cultural and sociological struggles within the Middle-East. It accommodates topics of the autumn of the dominion of Judah, the destruction of Jerusalem, the exile of the Jewish humans and the redaction of the bible.

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Get Knowledge Apocalypse 2012 Edition PDF

By Jason Martell

ISBN-10: 1469953951

ISBN-13: 9781469953953

so much old cultures converse of a time whilst their GODS visited them. They by no means say their GODS got here from around the ocean, or from the mountains. They continually got here down from the skies. was once old guy visited through GODS or Extraterrestrials?

Knowledge Apocalypse ("lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a disclosure of whatever hidden from nearly all of mankind in an period ruled by way of falsehood and false impression, i.e. the veil to be lifted.

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