The Tagore-Gandhi Debate on Matters of Truth and Untruth (Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures)

English | 2014 | ISBN: 813222115X, 8132221176 | 181 pages | PDF | 3,7 MB

Between 1915 and 1941, Tagore (1861-1941) and Gandhi (1869-1948) differed and argued about many things of personal, national, and international significance---satyagraha, non-cooperation, the boycott and burning of foreign cloth, the efficacy of fasting as a means of resistance and Gandhi's mantra connec

A New Old Damascus: Authenticity and Distinction in Urban Syria (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies)

English | 2004 | ISBN: 0253344670 | 216 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

Filled with rare encounters with Syria's oldest, most elite families. Critics of anthropology's taste for exoticism and marginality will savor this study of upper-class Damascus, a world that is urbane and cosmopolitan, yet in many ways as remote as the settings in which the best ethnography has traditionally been

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The Complete Tolkien Companion (Illustrated)

ISBN: 0312315457, 1250023556 | 2012 | EPUB | 736 pages | 5 MB

For all those who journey to Middle Earth, here is the complete guide to its lands, legends, histories, languages, and people. The Complete Tolkien Companion explains, translates, and links every single reference-names, dates, places, facts, famous weapons, even food and drink-to be found in J. R. R. Tolkien's worl

Ritual Communication (Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series)

English | 2009 | ISBN: 184788296X | 480 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Ritual Communication examines how people create and express meaning through verbal and non-verbal ritual. Ritual communication extends beyond collective religious expression. It is an intrinsic part of everyday interactions, ceremonies, theatrical performances, shamanic chants, political demonstrations and rites of passag

Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Vol. 6: The Twentieth Century (Witchcraft and Magic in Europe)

English | 1999 | ISBN: 0812217071 | 130 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

The roots of European witchcraft and magic lie in Hebrew and other ancient Near Eastern cultures and in the Celtic, Nordic, and Germanic traditions of the Continent. For two millennia, European folklore and ritual have been imbued with the belief in the supernatural, yielding a rich trove of histories and images. A serie