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The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Marius Kociejowski
Categories: Syria
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-25 - Publisher:

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Based on five journeys to Syria, with a cast of lively characters, this book is in danger of becoming a testament to the last of the Levant. With B AND W photos
The Pigeon Wars of Damascus
Language: en
Pages: 329
Authors: Marius Kociejowski
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-05 - Publisher: Biblioasis

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Marius Kociejowski follows up his now classic The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool with The Pigeon Wars of Damascus. A metaphysical journalist in search of
Fear and Faith in Paradise
Language: en
Pages: 375
Authors: Phil Karber
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-18 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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From life along the Tigris River in the 1970s to the ongoing Arab Spring uprisings, Phil Karber has witnessed decades of change throughout the Middle East. Fear
Holy Foolishness
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Harriet Murav
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

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This book examines the ways in which Dostoevsky's adoption and reinvention of the medieval Russian holy fool - in Russian Orthodoxy, a person who feigned madnes
Hammaming in the Sham
Language: en
Pages: 390
Authors: Richard Boggs
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-07-01 - Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd

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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 ab