Hammaming In The Sham

Author: Richard Boggs
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1859643256
Size: 75.68 MB
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Hammaming In The Sham. Legend has it that Damascus once had 365 hammams or ''Turkish baths'': one for each day of the year. Originally part of an ancient Roman tradition, hammams were absorbed by Islam to such an extent that many became almost annexes to nearby mosques. For centuries, hammams were an integral part of community life, with some 50 hammams surviving in Damascus until the 1950s. Since then, however, with the onslaught of modernization programmes and home bathrooms, many have been demolished; fewer than 20 Damascene working hammams survive today. In Hammaming in the Sham, Richard Boggs travels the length and breadth of modern Syria, documenting the traditions of bathing in Damascus, Aleppo and elsewhere, and his encounters with Syrians as they bathe. In his portrayal of life in the hammams he reveals how these ancient institutions cater for both body and soul, and through his conversations with the bathers within, he provides insights into the grass roots of contemporary Syrian society. Approximately 100 colour photographs accompany the text, portraying the traditional neighbourhoods of Damascus and Aleppo, and the almost religious feel of the hammams. The author''s intimate portraits of the baths'' employees and bathers show a unique side of Syria rarely exposed to the outside world.

Lip Service

Author: Russell Lucas
Publisher: Summit Books
ISBN: 9780671759650
Size: 73.74 MB
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Lip Service. Depicts the life of Lazlo Horvath as he is thrust into the sexual revolution among such characters as Bunny Selvertnam, a master of Hindu erotic arts; screen star Medusa O'Toole; and director Sham Shilverman. 15,000 first printing. National ad/promo.

Le D Veloppement Du Soufisme En Gypte L Poque Mamelouke

Author: Richard McGregor
ISBN: 9782724704297
Size: 11.11 MB
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Le D Veloppement Du Soufisme En Gypte L Poque Mamelouke. Cet ensemble de communications rassemble les travaux de dix-huit chercheurs tous spécialistes du soufisme médiéval. Rédigés en français, anglais et arabe, ces articles apportent un nouvel éclairage à l'Egypte de la période mamelouke (c. 1250-1517). Grâce à un large éventail de perspectives, allant de l'histoire à la topographie, de la poésie à la théologie, l'ouvrage offre une grande richesse d'analyses pénétrant l'univers de la mystique musulmane médiévale. Par leurs contributions personnelles, ces spécialistes, en faisant appel aux plus récentes données littéraires et aux divers champs d'études disponibles, nous livrent une approche incontestablement interdisciplinaire qui vise à refléter les profondeurs tant culturelles qu'intellectuelles du soufisme médiéval égyptien.


Author: Stefano Bianca
Publisher: Umberto Allemandi
Size: 63.92 MB
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Syria. Reflects the work done by the Historic Cities Programme, a branch of the Aga Kahn Trust for Culture.

Der Blick Der Gazelle

Author: Arash Hejazi
Publisher: Irisiana
ISBN: 3641069602
Size: 21.41 MB
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Der Blick Der Gazelle. Ein Traum von Freiheit: spannend und tief berührend Teheran 2009: Nach der umstrittenen Wiederwahl Ahmadinedschads gehen die Iraner auf die Straße. Die Ereignisse spitzen sich dramatisch zu, als die Studentin Neda auf offener Straße erschossen wird.