By Lena Einhorn
Initially released in Swedish below the identify: Vad hande pa vagen until Damascus:
Pospaning efter den vefglike Jesus fron Nasaret.
Lena Einhorn, 2006, What occurred at the street to Damascus?
Translated by means of Rodney Bradbury.
Joining the pantheon of books in regards to the old Jesus comes one written through a filmmaker, no longer a theologian. Einhorn, who has produced documentaries and have movies (Loving Greta Garbo ), writes in a mode that's certainly cinematic: no dry, dusty stroll via heritage the following. particularly, Einhorn offers details as if she have been writing a secret. step by step, beginning with the query of no matter if Jesus ever existed, she brings jointly all of the identified (and little-known) clues concerning the Jesus tale and follows them to what she reveals a logical conclusion--that Jesus and Paul have been one and a similar. this is often, by means of a ways, the weakest a part of the ebook, with gaping holes within the most evident of its enumerated conclusions. To her credits, Einhorn offers the arguments for and opposed to her thesis, however the latter instead of the previous are inclined to convince readers. That acknowledged, this Swedish import does a outstanding activity of pulling the facts jointly and proposing it in a fashion that are supposed to garner an outstanding chew of the likely insatiable Da Vinci Code viewers. Ilene Cooper
"What occurred at the street to Damascus is as exciting as against the law novel. Clue after clue is printed with out your ever with the ability to determine the answer to the riddle." Ulrika Kärnborg in Dagens Nyheter
"Intriguing, tense, and consistently compelling: fascinating since it is a theological mystery; anxious since it indicates how malleable the small volume of facts we've is; and compelling since it includes new, powerful arguments approximately Jesus, arguments that current it necessarily as a heritage to be taken seriously." Theodore Riccardi, Professor Emeritus, division of center East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
"I had no longer learn many pages prior to i used to be hooked. identified and unknown proof, assumptions and tricks are combined with one another in a manner that brings out new perspectives....But to the extract the data is something, to meld it into fascinating studying is one other. the result's magnificent." okay. G. Hammar, Archbishop (Lutheran) of Sweden 1997-2006 in Dagnes Nyheter
"As intriguing as a mystery. One unearths oneself interestingly and impatiently turning the pages, brooding about the place she's going to take you next." Christer Hugo in Smalandsposten
By Giancarlo Casale
In 1517, the Ottoman Sultan Selim "the Grim" conquered Egypt and taken his empire for the 1st time in background into direct touch with the buying and selling global of the Indian Ocean. throughout the many years that undefined, the Ottomans turned increasingly more engaged within the affairs of this large and formerly surprising quarter, finally to the purpose of launching a scientific ideological, army and advertisement problem to the Portuguese Empire, their major rival for keep an eye on of the profitable alternate routes of maritime Asia.
The Ottoman Age of Exploration is the 1st accomplished historic account of this century-long fight for worldwide dominance, a fight that raged from the beaches of the Mediterranean to the Straits of Malacca, and from the inner of Africa to the steppes of important Asia. in keeping with huge learn within the records of Turkey and Portugal, in addition to fabrics written on 3 continents and in a part dozen languages, it offers an remarkable photograph of the worldwide succeed in of the Ottoman nation through the 16th century. It does so via a dramatic recounting of the lives of sultans and viziers, spies, corsairs, soldiers-of-fortune, and girls from the imperial harem. tough conventional narratives of Western dominance, it argues that the Ottomans weren't merely energetic members within the Age of Exploration, yet finally bested the Portuguese within the online game of worldwide politics through the use of sea energy, dynastic status, and advertisement savoir faire to create their very own imperial dominion during the Indian Ocean.
By John Jefferson
The Holy Wars of King Wladislas and Sultan Murad includes the 1st specific remedy of the pivotal clash among the Ottomans and Christendom from 1438-1444. starting with the Council of Florence and renewed Ottoman enlargement it covers the election of Wladislas, the increase of John Hunyadi and the factional politics of the Porte. "The writer recounts the most important campaigns together with Hunyadi's victories in 1442 in addition to the lengthy March and Varna expeditions of 1443/44. He additionally provides a radical description of the armies, their strategies and procedure. Dr. Jefferson's paintings is the 1st to make complete use of either Ottoman and Christian assets, and never in simple terms corrects continual misconceptions yet offers the fullest photo of this clash up to now.
By Michael Angold (Ed.)
Every one quantity makes a considerable contribution in its personal correct to the scholarship of its interval and the entire historical past constitutes an important paintings of educational reference. faraway from being only a historical past of Western eu Christianity and its offshoots, the historical past goals to supply an international point of view. jap and Coptic Christianity are given complete attention from the early interval onwards, and later, African, some distance jap, New international, South Asian and different non-European advancements in Christianity obtain right assurance. The volumes disguise renowned piety and non-formal expressions of Christian religion and deal with the sociology of Christian formation, worship and devotion in a vast cultural context. The query of relatives among Christianity and different significant faiths is usually saved in sight all through.
By Ian Lyster
In the course of global warfare One, the Ottoman Empire, one of many greatest and longest-lasting empires in background, confronted critical demanding situations to its constitution and lifestyles, which finally led to its dissolution. one of the Ottomans introduces precise diary money owed written by way of generations of an identical relations within the declining years of the Ottoman Empire.Written within the middle of the crumbling Ottoman Empire, Marie Lyster’s international conflict One diaries describe the political and social weather of Constantinople as Allied troops swept via Turkey, wreaking havoc at the country’s infrastructure and forcing citizens, despite their nationwide affiliations, to undergo the hardships of warfare. simply two hundred miles away within the Dardanelles, her son Henry fought along the Greek Comitajis, as they clashed with the Bulgarians. Later, because the army Governor of jap Thrace, he witnessed the increase of Turkish Nationalism and the fight for keep an eye on of the fragmented items of the fallen empire. released for the 1st time, those diaries offer an extraordinary account of the nice War’s impression throughout generations and geographical borders and a special perception into the ultimate years of the Ottoman Empire.
By O. Bengio
Turkey and Israel are of crucial international locations within the center East, but in addition are outsiders to the area for political and cultural purposes. the following Bengio examines the ancient, geo-strategic and political-cultural roots of the Turkish-Israeli courting, from the Fifties until eventually this present day. Linking the relationship's evolution to the complexities of Turkey's old ties with the Arab international, and altering household, neighborhood, and international stipulations, the booklet strains the ebb and move of the curious ties among the 2 international locations. Bengio demands an important revision within the obtained knowledge approximately inter-Arab and Arab-Israeli conflicts and rivalries, putting Turkey in a extra vital function. The e-book techniques center japanese affairs from contained in the sector, in accordance with Turkish, Israeli and Arab assets, delivering a much-needed corrective to American- and British-centered money owed.
By Fatma Sel Turhan
By Erol Köroglu
All through global conflict I the Entente Powers (France, Britain, Russia and later the us) directed frequent efforts in the direction of the iteration of propaganda as a weapon of warfare, with devastating influence. despite the fact that, within the underdeveloped and multi-ethnic Ottoman Empire, the Turkish intelligentsia couldn't produce sufficient propaganda to help the battle attempt. because the warfare spread out, writers deserted their preliminary makes an attempt at propaganda and became as an alternative to the duty of defining a countrywide identification. during this new reassessment of Turkish literature and propaganda in international battle I, Erol Köroglu argues the Ottoman-Turkish intelligentsia used the stipulations created by way of the struggle to do away with the deficiencies in nationwide tradition and construct a Turkish id, a undertaking inherited from the pre-war years.
By Justin McCarthy, Ömer Turan, Cemalettin Taskiran
Sasun, a area of Anatolia previously lower than Ottoman rule and this present day a part of jap Turkey, is usually defined because the web site the place, in 1894, the Turks massacred huge numbers of Armenian Christians, with estimates starting from 3,000 to 10,000 humans. information stories on the time exact that ugly acts, together with torture, had happened at Sasun by the hands of the Ottoman military. The Ottoman Empire denied those allegations. A fee of ecu delegates despatched to enquire the problem concluded that the scoop experiences have been hugely exaggerated, but the unique tales of atrocities have continued. This quantity offers an in depth exam of the historic proof to make clear what occurred at Sasun. The authors' learn shows that the tales circulated through the media of torture and homicide in Sasun do not delay opposed to the findings of the ecu investigators. proof as an alternative indicates that an Armenian rebellion resulted in fights with neighborhood Kurds and lots of fewer deaths, on each side, and that the clash had mostly subsided earlier than the coming of the Ottoman military.
By Miranda Vickers