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  • Έρωτας στην Κασπία θάλασσα – Μέρος Πρώτο

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    Μυθιστόρημα – Γλώσσα Ελληνική

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    Για επαγγελματικούς λόγους αποφάσισα να κάνω ένα ταξίδι στο Ιράν, όμως ποτέ μου δεν φαντάστηκα πως εκεί θα με περίμενε ο νέος δρόμος της ζωής μου. Στα τριάντα τρία μου χρόνια σ’ εκείνο το επαγγελματικό ταξίδι που έκανα στην χώρα της Περσίας, θα άφηνα εκεί για πάντα την καρδιά μου, σε μια λίμνη θάλασσα. Βρήκα τον έρωτα και την απόλυτη αγάπη μακριά από την πατρίδα μου, εκεί βρήκα και την χαμένη μου ψυχή και μαζί με την αγάπη μου τα δώρισα για πάντα στην γυναίκα της ζωής μου. Εκεί στο Ιράν η τύχη μου είχε πολλά φυλαγμένα και θέλησε να περάσω από πολλά στενά περάσματα… Κάποια ήταν πολύ δυσάρεστα, οδυνηρά κι είδα κατάματα ακόμα και τον ίδιο τον θάνατο…

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  • Έρωτας στην Κασπία θάλασσα – Μέρος Δεύτερο

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    Τι είναι η αγάπη αλήθεια; Τι νόημα έχει αυτή η λέξη, που την λέμε πολλές φορές, αλλά δεν την εννοούμε γιατί δεν ξέρουμε την έννοια της. Η αγάπη πρέπει να είναι της αγάπης κι η αγάπη είναι μία και μοναδική, όταν την καταλάβεις και την νιώσεις σαν άνθρωπος, τότε γίνεσαι μικρός Θεός! Γίνεσαι ο κόσμος όλος, γίνεσαι η πλάση, γίνεσαι ατελείωτος, γιατί η αγάπη είναι ατελείωτη. Βγαίνει από τα βάθη της ψυχής σου και χύνεται από τα άκρα σου και όσο την δίνεις, άλλο τόσο βγαίνει, ξεπηδά, γίνεται ποτάμι. Βρίσκει την θάλασσα, γίνεται ατμός, φεύγει πετάει, πάει ψηλά και ξαναγυρίζει πάλι σε σένα, μετά πετάς μαζί της και πας κοντά στο Θεό! Είναι παντού, η αγάπη δεν χάνεται κι όταν εσύ είσαι με την αγάπη σου, είσαι ”ΕΣΥ”, και όπου να πας θα είσαι μοναδικός! Η ζωή μας είναι ένας αγώνας στην αρένα της βιοπάλης και θυσιάζουμε στο βωμό της καθημερινότητας μας, πολλά από τα όνειρα μας και ξεχνάμε να αγαπάμε. Ξεχνάμε ότι υπάρχει η αγάπη, πρέπει να την ψάξουμε και να την ξαναβρούμε… Δυστυχώς κομμάτια κάνουμε την ζωή μας και την σκορπάμε παντού, σαν τα φύλλα από τα δέντρα, σαν τα χιόνια στα βουνά που λιώνουν και γίνονται ποτάμια και περιμένουμε να πάρουν μαζί τους τις πίκρες, τις θύελλες της ζωής και της ψυχής μας…

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  • Geisha – The Mysterious Japanese Entertainer

    $4.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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  • Elephants in Thailand 3 – White Elephants in Thailand and Neighboring Countries

    $17.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand. Yet, despite its close association with the people of the country over the centuries and the many services it has rendered to the kings and ordinary men, its very future survival hangs in the balance.

    This third volume, Elephants in Thailand – White Elephants in Thailand and Neighboring Countries, defines the “white elephant”, recounts the myths about white elephants in ancient Indian lore (the Jatakas) and their transmission to Southeast Asia, presents reports of early Western travelers on the white elephant stables in Siam and Burma, and finally gives an account of the royal white elephants in contemporary Thailand. The text is complemented by 110 illustrations.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Cambodia 3 – Profile of Austro-Thai and Sinitic-Speaking Peoples

    $22.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Cambodia – Profile of Austro-Thai and Sinitic-Speaking Peoples is the final volume of a comprehensive three-volume work that provides a detailed account of the ethnic groups of Cambodia. All three volumes are lavishly illustrated in color and contain relevant references.

    This volume presents each of the three Austronesian- and 10 Tai-speaking groups as well as the Chinese people. For each group there is an outline history and descriptions of costumes, crafts, housing, agriculture, society, economy and beliefs. The daily life of these people is revealed in 97 color illustrations. Further, this volume provides a comprehensive bibliography on ethnic matters that is relevant to all three volumes.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Laos 4 – Sino-Tibetan-Speaking Peoples

    $24.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Laos – Sino-Tibetan-Speaking Peoples deals with each of the 10 Tibeto-Burman-speaking as well as one Sinitic-speaking group, clarified by 127 color pictures. An ample bibliography is attached for further reading.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Laos 3 – Profile of Austro-Thai-Speaking Peoples

    $24.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Laos – Profile of Austro-Thai-Speaking Peoples represents each of the 39 Tai-speaking as well as the two Miao-Yao-speaking and the single Austronesian-speaking groups in Laos, with 210 color illustrations. History, costumes and crafts, design of houses and villages, agricultural economy, society and religious practices of each individual group are described.

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  • Elephants in Thailand 2 – Through the Ages

    $17.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand. Yet, despite its close association with the people of the country over the centuries and the many services it has rendered to the kings and ordinary men, its very future survival hangs in the balance.

    This second volume Elephants in Thailand – Through the Ages, portrays the association between elephant and man since the dawn of history and the importance of elephants in Thai history. It describes the deep roots of the elephant in mythology, describes the important position of the elephant at court, especially as battle elephant, and provides much information about the employment and usefulness of elephants in daily life in Siam. The text is supported by 90 illustrations, largely from antiquarian sources.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Cambodia 2 – Profile of Austro-Asiatic-Speaking Peoples

    $22.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Cambodia – Profile of Austro-Asiatic-Speaking Peoples is the second of a comprehensive three-volume work that provides a detailed account of the ethnic groups of Cambodia.

    All three volumes are lavishly illustrated in color and contain relevant references. The present volume provides individual sketches of each of the 23 Mon-Khmer-speaking groups. These include historical background and descriptions of costumes, crafts, house and village designs, agriculture and economy, society and religion. There are fascinating glimpses of remote and rarely seen ethnic groups and descriptions of rapidly disappearing traditions. Ninety-seven color illustrations provide portraits of these groups.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Laos 2 – Profile of Austro-Asiatic-Speaking Peoples

    $24.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Laos – Profile of Austro-Asiatic-Speaking Peoples outlines the 41 Mon-Khmer-speaking groups of Laos who belong to the Austro-Asiatic language family. This volume describes the history, costumes and crafts, design of houses and villages, agricultural economy, society and religious practices of each individual group. The text is supported by 195 color illustrations.

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  • Tai Groups of Thailand 2 – Profile of the Existing Groups

    $24.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Tai Groups of Thailand – Profile of the Existing Groups sketches each of the 30 Tai-speaking groups residing in Thailand: the Thai people of central Thailand, the numerous Lao Isan people of northeastern Thailand, the well-known Lao, Lue, Yuan and Tai Yai of northern Thailand; it also describes the lesser known and smaller groups (Kaleung, Khorat Tai, Lao Ga, Lao Krang, Lao Lorn or Tai Dan, Lao N gaew, Lao Song, Lao Ti, Lao Wieng, Phuan, Phu Tai, Seak, Southern Thai, Tai Bueng, Tai Dam, Tai Gapong, Tai Khoen, Tai Mao, Tai Wang, Tai Ya, Tai Yong, Tai Yor, Tak Bai Thai, Yoy) which are distributed throughout the length and breadth of Thailand.

    The groups are presented with their domestic history, costumes and crafts, design of houses and villages, activities in agriculture and economy, society and religion of each of the 30 individual Tai groups, supported by 115 color illustrations.

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  • Hill Tribes of Vietnam 2 – Profile of the Existing Hill Tribe Groups

    $22.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Hill Tribes of Vietnam – Profile of the Existing Hill Tribe Groups deals with the tribal customs and habits of all 50 mountain peoples living in Vietnam. This volume describes the history, costumes and crafts, design of houses and villages, agricultural activities and the economy, society and religious practices of each individual group. The variety of their traditions is shown in 229 illustrations.

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  • Elephants in Thailand 1 – Mahouts and Their Cultures Today

    $17.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand. Yet, despite its close association with the people of the country over the centuries and the many services it has rendered to the kings and ordinary men, its very future survival hangs in the balance.

    This first volume, Elephants in Thailand – Mahouts and their Cultures Today, describes in detail the various ethnic groups, such as the Central Thai, Southern Thai, Yuan, Tai Yai, Tai Lue, Tai Yong, Tai Khoen, Lao Isan, Khorat Thai, Phuan, Kui, Mon, Khamu, Mpi, Lawa and Karen, and their specific elephant traditions, some extinct but most still alive. One-hundred-and-eighteen images show the daily life of the elephant today. This volume also provides a bibliography about literature concerning elephants.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Cambodia 1 – Introduction and Overview

    $22.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Cambodia – Introduction and Overview is the first of a comprehensive three-volume work that provides a detailed account of the ethnic groups of Cambodia. All three volumes are lavishly illustrated in color and contain relevant references.

    The present volume looks first at the effect of historic events in Southeast Asia on ethnic distribution in Cambodia today. It then presents an overview of these ethnic groups and their linguistic classifications, cultures and traditions and geographic locations. The book also provides detailed population statistics from French colonial times to the latest Population Census of 2008.The text is supported by 91 color illustrations.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Laos 1 – Introduction and Overview

    $24.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Laos – Introduction and Overview contains reports of early French encounters with ethnic groups as well as more recent studies by professional anthropologists and linguists.
    The development of national classifications of ethnic groups by the Lao government is presented up to the latest census of 1995. All major ethnic groups are listed according to their languages. Finally, a short introduction to the history of the region as well as an overview about the environment, agricultural economy, customs and practices of the diverse ethnic composition is outlined. Their traditions and customs are portrayed by 169 color illustrations.

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  • Ethnic Groups of Thailand – Non-Tai-Speaking Peoples

    $24.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Ethnic Groups of Thailand – Non-Tai-Speaking Peoples describes 38 non-Tai peoples residing in Thailand; the well known mountain dwelling so-called hill tribes (Akha, Hmong, Htin, Khamu, Lahu, Lawa, Lisu, Mien, Pwo Karen, Sgaw Karen); the lesser known northern peoples (Bisu, Blang, Haw, Kachin, Kayah, Kayaw, Kha Hor, Lamet, Mlabri, Mpi, Padong, Palaung, Pa-0, Parauk, Samtao); and those of northeastern and central lowlands (Bru, Cham, Chao bon, Chong, Gong, Kaleung, Kui, Mon, Seak, So, Thavung). Lastly, the Semang and Sea Gypsies of southern Thailand and the Andarnan Sea.

    These various ethnic groups are here classified by their language family and a description given of each ones history, costume and crafts, houses and villages, agriculture and economy, society, ceremonies, myths and beliefs.

    All the groups are portrayed by 177 color illustrations taken by the author and an extensive bibliography for further reading.

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  • Hill Tribes of Vietnam 1 – Introduction and Overview

    $22.99 Schliesinger, Joachim
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    Hill Tribes of Vietnam – Introduction and Overview describes the diversity of lifestyles and cultures of the mountain peoples. Untouched by commercial development and modem attitudes for decades, most of the tribesmen sustain their traditions. Their natural surroundings are occupied by spirits and genies. Village and house construction, agricultural activities, weddings, child births, sickness, death and many more everyday situations are influenced by spiritual beliefs.

    This first volume introduces the ethnography and the classification of the hill tribe groups in Vietnam and presents a general overview of the habitation, social structure, government policy, education, health care, swidden farming, opium cultivation, religion and traditional customs. The complexity of their way of living is clarified with 254 illustrations.

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  • Building Peace in the New Millennium

    $2.99 Wolter & Onkom
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    Building Peace in the New Millennium is a collection of academic papers written and presented at international conferences by the Thai philosopher, Dr. Suchitra Onkom.

    Her articles, also print-published in different magazines, symbolize a critical outlook on religio-historical facts of the past and present. Her intent is to point a finger at our doings or rather not doings concerning the creation of lasting peace among all living beings on our tormented planet.

    Her message bases on the teaching and wisdom of the Buddha collected in the Buddhist scriptures, which concern anyone who seriously wants to attain inner peace that consequently leads outer peace. Without peace inside us, the attainment of outer peace, or peace around us is not possible.

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