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Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms

The quest which led to this book developed over more than a decade during which Gerard Russell worked as a British and UN diplomat in some of the most difficult postings imaginable, including Baghdad, Cairo, Cabul, and Jerusalem. His intellectual … Continue reading

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Albert Rawson in How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream

Albert Rawson in How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream, 1790-1935 by Susan Nance This 2009 book from UNC Press explores  the marketing of Arab and Middle Eastern cultures in America during an era when “playing Eastern” provided a … Continue reading

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Sir Richard Francis Burton

The newest book to shed light on historical adepts is a biography of an Algerian Sufi Sheikh, Abdelkader, whose final years were spent in Damascus where he became the close friend of Richard Francis Burton and his wife Isabel.  John … Continue reading

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