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Postcards from the Middle East

Postcards from the Middle East

What happens when a British family finds itself in eastern Lebanon to set up a pioneering branch of an environmental agency? David Chandler reviews an insightful and engaging introduction to Arab culture through the experiences of the Naylor family.

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Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam

Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam

WHAT ARE THE RELIGIOUS trends that inform the thoughts, feelings and actions of Britain's Muslim communities? Philip Lewis reviews an indispensable and accessible work that lays bare the ideologies informing the main Islamic movements in Britain today.

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The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BCE– 492 CE.

The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BCE– 492 CE.

IF ONE IS LOOKING for a critique of Judaism, or an ethnography of the Jews, Simon Schama's book is not the place to find it.  This is a broad panorama of Jewish history which traces a remarkable love affair with words, argues Lela Gilbert.

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    What happens when a British family finds itself in eastern Lebanon to set up a pioneering branch of an environmental agency? David Chandler reviews an insightful and engaging introduction to Arab culture through the experiences of the Naylor family.