From Khartoum to Jerusalem

The Dragoman Solomon Negima and his Clients (1885?1933)

Author: Rachel Mairs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474255019

Category: History

Page: 256

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In 2014, a collection of papers was found on eBay: a scrapbook, inside which was written 'Testimonial Book of Dragoman Solomon N. Negima'. The letters pasted into the testimonial book bear recommendations of Negima's services as dragoman ? a combination of tourist guide and interpreter ? in the Holy Land, from travellers of different nationalities, social classes, religions, genders and races. Using these reference letters, and the first-hand published and unpublished accounts of the travellers themselves, this book tells the stories of several such tourists, including the intrepid Victorian female traveller, Ellen E. Miller, and an African?American minister, Rev. Charles T. Walker, who had been born into slavery. Between the lines of others' letters, Solomon Negima's remarkable life story also emerges: from a German mission school in Jerusalem, to the British army in the Sudan, to a successful career as a dragoman in Palestine and Syria, and finally to comfortable retirement with his son, Aziz, and daughter, Olinda, at a Mormon mission in Jerusalem. The discovery of this unique scrapbook allows us an insight into the lives of individuals whose histories would otherwise be lost to us, and a new perspective on the history of travel in the Middle East.

Bagpipes in Babylon

A Lifetime in the Arab World and Beyond

Author: Glen Balfour-Paul

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845111519

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 5239

With rich anecdotal detail and enjoyable witty style, this is an autobiography of a distinguished diplomat, Glencairn Balfour-Paul, that provides new insights into the background of Middle Eastern diplomacy in the 20th century.

Sandstorm II - Interesting Times

Author: Osama Salih

Publisher: Authors On Line Ltd

ISBN: 9780755201150

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 1550

With the dictators and tyrants of the Middle East removed, terrorism ended and peace and prosperity looming, you would have thought everyone would be pleased. Not if your industry was profiting handsomely from the state of chaos that reigned before, and peace adversely affected your bottom line. The newly created Middle Eastern Union soon finds that Corporate America is a far more vicious and determined enemy than local dictators ever were.

To Rule Jerusalem

Author: Roger Friedland,Richard Hecht

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520220928

Category: History

Page: 588

View: 1942

""To Rule Jerusalem" is a study of religion and politics, Judaism and Zionism as well as Palestinian nationalism and Islam, and it brings a most remarkable perspective to a topic--conflict over Jerusalem--with which we all are, unfortunately, far more familiar than we might like to be."--Gregory Mahler, "Shofar"

Mossad Exodus

The Daring Undercover Rescue of the Lost Jewish Tribe

Author: Gad Shimron

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652294036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 231

View: 7081

In 1977, Israels Mossad spy agency was given an assignment to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jewish refugees in Sudan and deliver them to me in the Jewish state. First published in Hebrew in 1998, this updated English version of the book offers a thrilling firsthand account of how the operation was put in place.

Archaeologists, Tourists, Interpreters

Exploring Egypt and the Near East in the Late 19th?Early 20th Centuries

Author: Rachel Mairs,Maya Muratov

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472588819

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 4072

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, growing numbers of tourists and scholars from Europe and America, fascinated by new discoveries, visited the Near East and Egypt ? attracted by the riches and mysteries of the Land of the Bible. Almost all such visitors, no matter how esoteric or academic their pursuits, had to deal with the local authorities and the native workforce for their archaeological excavations. The vast majority of these visitors had to rely on interpreters, dragomans, translators and local guides. This study, based on published and unpublished travel memoirs, guidebooks, personal papers and archaeological reports of the British and American archaeologists, deals with the socio-political status and multi-faceted role of interpreters at the time. Those bi- or multi-lingual individuals frequently took on (or were forced to take on) much more than just interpreting. They often played the role of go-betweens, servants, bodyguards, pimps, diplomats, spies, messengers, managers and overseers, and had to mediate, scheme and often improvise, whether in an official or unofficial capacity. For the most part denied due credit and recognition, these interpreters are finally here given a new voice. An engrossing story emerges of how through their many and varied actions and roles, they had a crucial part to play in the introduction to Britain and America of these mysterious past cultures and civilizations.

Family Life in Sudan

Author: Mohamed Abdel Rahim Mohamed Salih,Margaret A. Mohamed Salih

Publisher: Graduate College University of Khartoum


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 148

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O Jerusalem

Author: Collins and lapierre

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN: 9780671785895

Category: Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949

Page: 745

View: 2957


From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

A Biographical History of Christian Missions

Author: Ruth A. Tucker

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310830621

Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 2370

This is history at its best. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is readable, informative, gripping, and above all honest. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya helps readers understand the life and role of a missionary through real life examples of missionaries throughout history. We see these men and women as fallible and human in their failures as well as their successes. These great leaders of missions are presented as real people, and not super-saints. This second edition covers all 2,000 years of mission history with a special emphasis on the modern era, including chapters focused on the Muslim world, Third World missions, and a comparison of missions in Korea and Japan. It also contains both a general and an “illustration” index where readers can easily locate particular missionaries, stories, or incidents. New design graphics, photographs, and maps help make this a compelling book. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is as informative and intriguing as it is inspiring—an invaluable resource for missionaries, mission agencies, students, and all who are concerned about the spreading of the gospel throughout the world.

The Journey to Jerusalem

Author: Avraham Adgah

Publisher: Contento De Semrik

ISBN: 9657450926

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

View: 1657

The Journey to Jerusalem is the story of one man's journey, and the story of an entire nation. Avraham Adgah was born in Ethiopia to a Jewish community that constantly dreamed of Israel, and of Jerusalem. In the 1970s, after years of yearning, thousands of Ethiopian Jews began the journey to the Promised Land, to the Land of Israel. The Journey to Jerusalem is a true story that breaks the boundaries of imagination with a determination that overcomes every obstacle.

From Falasha to Freedom

An Ethiopian Jew's Journey to Jerusalem

Author: Shemuʼel Yilmah

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652291691

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 3188

From Falasha To Freedom is an autobiographical saga of one of the pioneers of "Operation Moses." Follow his journey, together with his family, from an agricultural village in Ethiopia to Israel. Share in the excitement of his learning Hebrew, graduating with full academic matriculation and joining Israel's elite Paratroopers.

O Jerusalem

Author: Larry Collins, Domnique Lapierre

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 1422


American Presidents and Jerusalem

Author: Ghada Hashem Talhami

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498554296

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 9437

This study examines the policies of twentieth-century US presidents regarding the status of Jerusalem. It investigates the influence of presidential advisors and lobbyists, tracks the conflicting historical narratives presented by various states in the region, and analyzes the contemporary political situation.

A Guide to Documents on the Arab-Palestinian/Israeli Conflict


Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni,Shlomo Ben Ami

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004175342

Category: Law

Page: 247

View: 2872

A Guide to Documents on the Arab-Palestinian/Israeli Conflicts: 1897-2008, is a comprehensive non-partisan compilation designed to provide relevant legal and historical source material pertaining to this conflict. Each document is summarized for the reader s benefit. The compilation contains all United Nations Resolutions and Reports, Treaties and Agreements, as well as historic documents that are difficult to obtain. To put the conflict into perspective, a chronology of events is provided, followed by an objective analysis of the historical background, including discussion of the various phases of the conflict, strategic considerations, and an analysis of the prospects for peace. The 690 documents summarized with official citations are the most extensive compilation covering the period from 1897 through 2008, including some key texts on Jerusalem dating back to earlier times. The documents are organized according to the conflict s major topic areas with introductory notes for each part and section. M. Cherif Bassiouni and Shlomo Ben Ami have had a long history of involvement in the peace process. Their combined expertise and personal experiences add a unique dimension to this book that will provide anyone interested in the conflict with a distinct easy-to-use comprehensive compilation of relevant documents.

Gordon at Khartoum

Being a Personal Narrative of Events ; in Continuation of 'A Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt '/ by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Author: Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Publisher: London : S. Swift


Category: Colonial administrators

Page: 665

View: 5777


The Dash for Khartoum

A Tale of the Nile Expedition

Author: George Alfred Henty

Publisher: Library of Alexandria


Category: Adoption

Page: 382

View: 3180


NIV Study Bible, eBook, Red Letter Edition

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310437423

Category: Bibles

Page: 2560

View: 2000

"The NIV Study Bible is the #1 bestselling study Bible in the world’s most popular modern-English Bible translation—the New International Version. This best-loved NIV Study Bible features a stunning full-color interior with full-color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations. Since its first release in 1985, the Gold Medallion Award-winning NIV Study Bible has become the treasured and trusted companion of over nine million Bible readers. The in-depth notes are coded to highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application. Visually arresting section breaks help you find your bearings in the Bible. Full-color photographs, maps, and illustrations make this study Bible accessible and friendly. Referred to daily by millions of pastors, students, church leaders, and other Bible readers around the world, the over-20,000 NIV Study Bible notes are the handiwork of the same translation team that produced this Bible’s text. The very best evangelical scholarship that brought you today’s most popular modern-English Bible also contributed to the most celebrated and widely used study notes in existence. All of these features, and more, also make this Bible perfect for everyday use. Like no other Bible, the NIV Study Bible places an entire resource library for Bible study in your hands. This ebook has been optimized for reading on color screens, but will still function effectively on other devices. NIV ©2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. "