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  • A Land without Jasmine - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    the diary found after she disappears suddenly In it she has recorded such piquant observations in addition to her hopes fears and erotic longings With few clues to her fate Inspector Abdurrabbih Ubayd al Adini must become familiar with the characters that populated Jasmine s world each of whom offers a self serving idiosyncratic account Motives are numerous and suspects plentiful and family friends fellow students and nosy neighbours are

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/10/19/266/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Professor Hanaa - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    to admit defeat Hanaa determines she will lose her virginity before her birthday and sets her sights on Khalid her teaching assistant An earnest hardworking and devout young man Khalid is an unlikely accomplice however Hanaa s powers of persuasion know no bounds What ensues is a lively witty often sly commentary on gender and power relationships in both academia and the Arab world a campus novel of a wholly

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/10/18/347/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Freya Stark in Persia - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    Valley of the Assassins stems from this period and indeed she was so intrepid in venturing into remote areas of Luristan that the governor of Husainabad commented No wonder that yours is a powerful nation Your women do what our men are afraid to attempt This volume includes much previously unpublished material Hardback 215mm x 265mm ISBN 9781859640111 120 pages 20 00 Next The Eye of the Mirror Previous Professor

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/10/13/freya-stark-in-persia/ (2016-02-16)
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  • The Eye of the Mirror - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    torn apart by events beyond their control and although she finds love and marries amid such violence the decision to start her own family becomes harder still Set within one of the most bloody conflicts of modern times this heart wrenching story shows how women s experience of war is particularly cruel as they confront the dilemma of bringing a new life into a war zone Based on seven years

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/10/09/the-eye-of-the-mirror-a-modern-arabic-novel-from-palestine-arab-women-writers/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Fifty-Three Years in Syria - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    his memoirs of the country amongst the the balmy breezes its almond blossoms and wild flowers a complete contrast to the bleak blasts of wintry Boston which he had left behind In attempting to bring light into the dwellings the Mission faced opposition and problems such as the strong Muslim suspicion of Christians a hostile government and the corruption of the existing Christian sects One of the author s strongest personal motivations was to educate and empower girls and women who he saw as oppressed by Islam The Mission s course of action is discussed in detail it included helping reform the sects translating the Bible into Arabic and setting up many educational institutions one of which was the Syrian Protestant College later the American University of Beirut in 1866 During his time in Syria Jessup experienced great changes including the impact of the bloody massacres in 1860 and French occupation but by 1908 at the end of his career he truly believed that increased foreign interest in Syria and the political changes would enable the spread of the Gospel and mean the end of despotic Islam The two volumes together give us an unusual perspective on the history of

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/10/09/fifty-three-years-in-syria-v-1-folios-archive-library/ (2016-02-16)
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  • What Did We Do to Deserve This? - Palestinian Life Under Occupation in the West Bank - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    the occupation on business the practicing of religion and the development of democracy Finding a solution to what is frequently termed the Israeli Palestinian conflict is now widely acknowledged as an important step in reversing the growing gap between main stream Muslim society and the West By providing the reader with a comprehensive understanding of how Israel s policies in the West Bank affect the lives of real people on

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/10/08/what-did-we-do-to-deserve-this-palestinian-life-under-occupation-in-the-west-bank/ (2016-02-16)
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  • The Knot in the Rug - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    for a gripping read whilst at the same time shedding light on traditional Persian customs of birth marriage and death still followed in modern day Iran Forced to flee Persia during the Constitutional Revolution of 1906 Khanoum is brought up by her uncle and his immediate family Her teenage years are marked by her struggles family tragedy her horrendous journey through Persia and her uncertain future Once in Russia her aunt a woman of great strength and wisdom manages to bring some sense of order to their exiled gathering by creating a home akin to what they were accustomed to However some years later the Bolshevik revolution brings another upheaval and they are forced to flee once more this time to Istanbul In the fairy tale palaces of the Ottoman Empire Khanoum marries a member of the Ottoman Court But the newlyweds hardly have time to make plans for their future when they face yet more turmoil learning of the downfall of the ruling family they hurriedly escape to France In Paris with her husband Khanoum at last finds a resting place but it does not take long before her eventful and tragic destiny once again beckons and she finds

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/10/08/the-knot-in-the-rug/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Beyond Belief - Two Thousand Years of Bad Faith in the Christian Church - Garnet Publishing Garnet Publishing
    facts well known to historians and other academics in the Church but kept from the faithful masses These open secrets are not actively denied just avoided so as not to cause offense to those who are familiar only with the Sunday School version of events Many Christians see their system of belief as dating from the earliest times but this idea becomes difficult to sustain in the light of when and how key doctrines were established Many ordinary Christians would be shocked to discover for example the prominent role played by violence and forgery in developing and promoting Christian doctrine Whatever one s own religious beliefs the Christian Churches provide huge amounts of material for the enquiring mind Repercussions from crusades that happened over 900 years ago are still in evidence today The division of the Roman Empire in early Christian times also reverberates to the present day To a large extent the history of the Western World over the last 2 000 years is the history of the Christian Church Without a proper understanding of the role of the Church it is not possible to truly understand the history of Europe the Middle East or indeed the Americas James

    Original URL path: http://www.garnetpublishing.co.uk/index.php/2015/10/06/beyond-belief-two-thousand-years-of-bad-faith-in-the-christian-church/ (2016-02-16)
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