After Things Fell Apart

  • Auteur: Ron Goulart
  • ISBN: 9780099100201
  • Date de sortie: 1975
  • Collection: Arrow
  • Total Download: 3560
  • Total Read: 1890

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The Syro Aramaic Reading of the Koran

  • Auteur: Christoph Luxenberg
  • ISBN: 3899300882
  • Date de sortie: 2007
  • Collection: Verlag Hans Schiler
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Throughout its history the Koran has presented problems of interpretation. Some scholars estimate that at least a quarter of the text is obscure in meaning, not only for Western translators but even native Arabic speakers, who struggle with the archaic vocabulary that is no longer used in modern Arabic. In this in-depth study of the language of the Koran, scholar Christoph Luxenberg dispels much of the mystery surrounding numerous hitherto unclear passages. The key, as Luxenberg shows exhaustively, is to understand that Aramaic--the language of most Middle Eastern Jews and Christians of the pre-Islamic era--had a pervasive influence on the development of the Arabic text of the Koran. For a thousand years preceding the advent of Islam, Aramaic (or Syriac as it was sometimes called) was the lingua franca of many parts of the Near East. It was the native language of the first Christian evangelists and the main liturgical language of the early Christian churches from Syria to Iran. Based on this historical context and a profound knowledge of Semitic languages, Luxenberg clarifies many thorny textual puzzles. Perhaps his most interesting argument is that the passage often translated as referring to the "virgins" that are believed to greet the departed faithful in paradise was long ago misunderstood. In fact, knowledge of ancient Christian hymns in Aramaic suggests that the word in question refers to "grapes" that the departed will enjoy in a paradisiacal garden. Luxenberg discusses many other similar fascinating instances where Aramaic vocabulary and concepts influenced the text of the Koran This highly erudite work makes a significant contribution to the study of the Koran and the history of Islamic origins.

The Camp of the Saints

  • Auteur: Jean Raspail
  • ISBN: 9781881780076
  • Date de sortie: 1994-12-01
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  • Auteur: Ernst Jünger
  • ISBN: 9780941419970
  • Date de sortie: 1993
  • Collection: Marsilio Pub
  • Total Download: 3214
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A political novel set in a futuristic state, run by a tyrant and narrated by the tyrant's historian. The novel's originality lies in its willingness to question such generally accepted ideas as democracy and mass education. By a well-known German writer.

Chasing Red

  • Auteur: Isabelle Ronin
  • ISBN: 1492658464
  • Date de sortie: 2017-09-05
  • Collection: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Find out why millions of readers love Chasing Red Chasing Red is the Wattpad phenomenon with over 130 million reads, and one million reads each week. Revised and with new original content, it will be published in two volumes, Chasing Red and Always Red. New readers and fans alike will fall in love with Red and Caleb—over and over again. HER HEART MIGHT BE THE ONE THING HE CAN'T WIN... When cynical straight-A college student Veronica "Red" Strafford gets kicked out of her apartment, notorious basketball player Caleb Lockhart offers her a place to stay. Intensely drawn to her, Caleb wants something for the first time in his life. But Veronica's painful past makes trusting difficult, and her heart might just be the one thing Caleb can't win. They said she was going to be my ruin...then let her ruin me. What just a few of IsabelleRonin's millions of Wattpad readers are saying: "I'm not exaggerating when I say that Chasing Red possibly qualifies as the best novel I've read in my life. I was so addicted to it... So in love that I couldn't stop reading."—XxSandrelleGarciaxX "Most amazing thing I've ever read. The characters are just so real and possess such pure, raw emotions and passion."—lollyhes "I love this book to the core, and I will never forget about it."—Chelovskalova_ti "This book took me through an emotional roller coaster! I love everything about it!"—infinity_and-beyond

Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia

  • Auteur: Varg Vikernes
  • ISBN: 9780956695932
  • Date de sortie: 2011
  • Collection: Abstract Sounds
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"This book is written as an attempt to describe the traditions and beliefs of the Ancient Europeans" -- p. 6.

The Wrong Dead Guy

  • Auteur: Richard Kadrey
  • ISBN: 0062389599
  • Date de sortie: 2017-02-28
  • Collection: HarperCollins
  • Total Download: 6586
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In this fast paced sequel to The Everything Box—the second entry in New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey’s comedic supernatural series—chaos ensues when Coop and the team at DOPS steal a not-quite-dead and very lovesick ancient Egyptian mummy wielding some terrifying magic. Coop, a master thief sort of gone legit, saved the world from an ancient doomsday device—heroism that earned him a gig working for the Department of Peculiar Science, a fearsome top secret government agency that polices the odd and strange. Now Woolrich, Coop’s boss at the DOPS, has Coop breaking into a traveling antiquities show to steal a sarcophagus containing the mummy of a powerful Egyptian wizard named Harkhuf. With the help of his pals Morty, Giselle, and a professor that’s half-cat, half-robotic octopus, Coop pulls off the heist without a hitch. It’s not Coop’s fault that when DOPS opened the sarcophagus they didn’t find the mummy they were expecting. Well, it was the right mummy, but it wasn’t exactly dead—and now it’s escaped, using a type of magic the organization hasn’t encountered before. Being a boss, Woolrich blames his underling for the screw up and wants Coop to find the missing Harkhuf and make it right, pronto. Digging into Harkhuf’s history, Coop thinks the mummy is hunting for an ancient magical manuscript that will help him bring his old lover back to life. Which wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t a warrior sorceress hell-bent on conquering the world with her undead armies. Coop would very much like to run from the oncoming chaos. It’s one thing to steal a mummy, but another to have to deal with head-hunting bureaucrats, down-on-their luck fortune tellers, undead mailroom clerks, and a rather unimpressed elephant. Unfortunately, there’s nowhere to run. If he wants the madness to stop, he’s going to have to suck it up and play hero one more time. But if Coop manages to save the world AGAIN, he’s definitely going to want a lot of answers. And a raise.
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