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Cradle and Crucible : History and Faith in the Middle EastOr the current issues facing the region Very "mind expanding book It s funny I went to church for 18 years and that whole experience never "expanding book It s funny I went to church for 18 years and that whole experience never me realize the ties that bind the Big Three as much as this book did It really gave me a feeling of connectedness with those who I would otherwise have felt somewh. T "and continuing through the conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries the first section of the book distills the Middle East's "continuing through the conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries the first section of the book distills the Middle East's often turbulent history From the Hittites to Alexander the Great from the Romans to the Crusaders from the Ottomans to the Imperialists the Middle East's rich tapestry of influences and identities is described with new critical insigh. I excellent overview of a complicated region At first glance this appears to be just a coffee table book It s a National Geographic book of course In fact it gives an excellent overview of the history cultures and religions of the Middle East especially in how past developments have laid the foundation Through photographs maps and the writings of highly respected authors such as David Fromkin Zahi Hawass "Sandra Mackey and Milton Viorst Cradle Crucible details the historical political cultural and religious forces that have shaped the region "Mackey and Milton Viorst Cradle Crucible details the historical political cultural and religious forces that have shaped the region nravels for readers the enigma that is the Middle East Beginning with the prehistoric civilizations of the fertile crescen. .



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At distant and removed fromAnd oh YEAH THIS BOOK ALSO TAUGHT ME this book also taught me the Jewish tradition doesn t claim that you have to be a Jew "to be saved which is awesome As long as I live my life well which is "be saved which is awesome As long as I live my life well which is I don t take lightly then I m cool with Jewish GodSweet So I ll see all you guys in Jewish heaven. Ts The book's second section is devoted to the Middle East's three great "faiths examining in depth the impact of Muslim Jewish and Christian beliefs on "examining in depth the impact of Muslim Jewish and Christian beliefs on and daily life in the Middle East Filled with photographs and maps that contribute to a visual X-Files (14) - Regeneration (14) - Regeneration (The X-files) understanding of the subject Cradle Crucible is a timely guide to this complex enormously important area of the wor.