Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Heirs to forgotten kingdoms: journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
New York : Basic Books, [2014].
Physical Desc:
xix, 320 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Status:
Description

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.

Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Rancho Cordova
299.0956 R963 2014
On Holdshelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Book
Language:
English
ISBN:
0465030564, 9780465030569

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-300) and index.
Description
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.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Russell, G. (2014). Heirs to forgotten kingdoms: journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East. New York: Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Russell, Gerard. 2014. Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East. New York: Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Russell, Gerard, Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East. New York: Basic Books, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Russell, Gerard. Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East. New York: Basic Books, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
444e2bd4-fca3-c206-0bfc-8994575b5a62
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeFeb 25, 2021 04:55:16 AM
Last File Modification TimeFeb 25, 2021 05:08:37 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeFeb 25, 2021 04:55:27 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01956nam 2200385 i 4500
001sky264867837
00520141107120515.0
003SKY
008140808s2014    nyuab    b    001 0 eng  
1001 |a Russell, Gerard.
099 |a 299.0956 R963 2014
650 0|a Religious minorities|z Middle East.
651 0|a Middle East|x Religion.
020 |a 0465030564
020 |a 9780465030569
5052 |a Mandaeans -- Yazidis -- Zoroastrians -- Druze -- Samaritans -- Copts -- Kalasha.
010 |a 2014948120
520 |a 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.
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-300) and index.
264 4|c ©2014.
264 1|a New York :|b Basic Books,|c [2014]
300 |a xix, 320 pages :|b illustrations, map ;|c 24 cm.
336 |a text|2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated|2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume|2 rdacarrier.
24510|a Heirs to forgotten kingdoms :|b journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East /|c Gerard Russell.
042 |a pcc
043 |a aw-----
049 |a JRSA
040 |a DLC|b eng|e rda|c DLC|d SKYRV
05000|a BL1060|b .R87 2014
08204|a 200.956|2 23
998 |e -|d a |f eng|a ran
907 |a .b23199416
945 |y .i75843419|i 33029099571820|l ranag|s !|k |u 7|x 1|w 0|v 22|t 3|z 05-01-17|o -