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Author Russell, Gerard. Author.

Title Heirs to forgotten kingdoms [Axis 360 electronic resource] : journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East / Gerard Russell.

Imprint [S.l.] : Basic Books, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource.
1 online resource (352 p.)
Note Electronic book.
Summary Despite its reputation for religious intolerance, the Middle East has long sheltered many distinctive and strange faiths: one regards the Greek prophets as incarnations of God, another reveres Lucifer in the form of a peacock, and yet another believes that their followers are reincarnated beings who have existed in various forms for thousands of years. These religions represent the last vestiges of the magnificent civilizations in ancient history: Persia, Babylon, Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs. Their followers have learned how to survive foreign attacks and the perils of assimilation. But today, with the Middle East in turmoil, they face greater challenges than ever before. In Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms Drawing on his extensive travels and archival research, Russell provides an essential record of the past, present, and perilous future of these remarkable religions.
Subject Russell, Gerard -- Travel -- Middle East.
Religions.
Mandaeans.
Yezidis.
Zoroastrians.
Druzes.
Samaritans.
Copts.
Kalasha (Afghanistan people)
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: 9780465030569
ISBN 9780465056859
0465056857
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