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Ghassan Resurrected [Hardcover]

Yasmine Zahran
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December 1, 2006 1905299281 978-1905299287
The Ghassanids feature little in modern western discourse today, but they formed the last Arab supremacy before Islam, dominating both Arab and Roman history from the third century AD to the sixth. As the first Christian Arab kingdom, the Ghassanids are reviled to this day by many Islamic extremists, who see them as examples of Arabs betraying their cause to the West. The era of Ghassan brought great prosperity to the region, both economically and culturally. But it was also a period of turmoil and upheaval, with Ghassan, the 'Eastern Roman Empire', forming the first line of defense against the Persians. In Ghassan Resurrected , Yasmine Zahran, in her inimitable and lively style, revisits the Ghassanid era through the eyes of several Ghassanid leaders. The author brings her unrivalled knowledge of the period to bear on these Kings of Ghassan, recreating their aspirations, visions and their frequently tragic downfalls. Ghassan Resurrected is the last of a quartet by Yasmine Zahran on the Arab world prior to the rise of Islam.

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  • Hardcover: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Stacey International (December 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905299281
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905299287
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,946,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Yasmine Zahran October 17, 2012
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Yasmin Zahran (ياسمين زهران) was born in 1933 in Ramallah, Palestine. She was educated at Colombia University, New York, and the University of London, and received a doctorate in archaeology at the Sorbonne, Paris.

She worked for UNESCO for a number of years and established, directed, and taught at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem (1991 - 95).

She divides her time between Paris and Ramallah, where she writes and researches, besides travelling extensively to visit archaeological sites.

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