The Eleventh Trade

Winner of the UKLA Book Award For fans of WONDER and REFUGEE BOY - meet Sami, a twelve-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, as he searches for friendship, a place to call home and his grandfather's most prized possession.

Author: Alyssa Hollingsworth

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848126909

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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For fans of WONDER and REFUGEE BOY - meet Sami, a twelve-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, as he searches for friendship, a place to call home and his grandfather's most prized possession. Back in Afghanistan, before the Taliban came, Sami's grandfather was a famous musician. People would come from miles around and pay thousands to hear him play the rebab. Now Sami and his grandfather are refugees living in Boston. The rebab is their most valuable possession and a reminder of home. Then one terrible day, the rebab is stolen. Sam's grandfather is devastated. His last link with home is gone and with it, his livelihood. Sami resolves to get the rebab back as a surprise for Eid. When he finds it on ebay, with a hefty price tag attached, he begins to trade the few possessions he has - and as he does, he finds, to his surprise, that there are all kinds of people willing to help.

The Invisible Boy

From the author of the UKLA Book Award-winning THE ELEVENTH TRADE comes a second novel with a powerful modern message - for readers of 11+. Twelve-year-old Nadia has discovered a new and dangerous secret: she is lonely.

Author: Alyssa Hollingsworth

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848127982

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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A powerful contemporary novel for readers of 11+ about slavery, friendship and standing up for what is right. From the author of the UKLA Book Award-winning THE ELEVENTH TRADE comes a second novel with a powerful modern message - for readers of 11+. Twelve-year-old Nadia has discovered a new and dangerous secret: she is lonely. Then two things happen that change everything. She meets Eli, who she suspects may be a superhero, and she finds a strange letter under the dried juniper branches. The next day Nadia gathers her courage to take the letter to Eli. But something about Eli's family is very strange. Why doesn't he let her step close to the house? And is her new friend hiding his own secrets?

The Eleventh Day

This is the essential one-volume work, required reading for us all. “Essential.”—The Wall Street Journal “Meticulous, comprehensive . . . an extraordinary synthesis.”—John Farmer, 9/11 Commission senior counsel “This wide ...

Author: Anthony Summers

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345531254

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

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FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE For most living Americans, September 11, 2001, is the darkest date in the nation’s history. But what exactly happened on 9/11? Could it have been prevented? And what remains unresolved? Here is the first panoramic, authoritative account of that tragic day—from the first brutal actions of the hijackers to our government’s flawed response; from the untruths told afterward by U.S. officials to the “elephant in the room” of the 9/11 Commission’s report—the clues that point to foreign involvement. New York Times bestselling authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan write with access to thousands of recently released official documents, raw transcripts, fresh interviews, and the perspective that can come only from a decade of research and evaluation. Riveting, revelatory, and thoroughly sourced, The Eleventh Day is updated for this edition—with new reporting on a development that the former cochairman of Congress’s 9/11 probe calls the most important in years. This is the essential one-volume work, required reading for us all. “Essential.”—The Wall Street Journal “Meticulous, comprehensive . . . an extraordinary synthesis.”—John Farmer, 9/11 Commission senior counsel “This wide-angle look . . . examines the personalities behind the terror plot, U.S. intelligence blunders, the toxic environmental impact on first responders, the march to war, [and] gray areas in the 9/11 Commission Report.”—The Washington Post “The best available general account of 9/11—soberly written, judiciously weighed, meticulously sourced.”—The Sunday Times

Buddhism Diplomacy and Trade

71 In fact , the Tibetan tribes , who , in the eleventh century , controlled the major trade routes linking Song China to the Central Asian region , had emerged as the leading suppliers of horses to the Chinese .

Author: Tansen Sen

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824825934

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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Relations between China and India underwent a dramatic transformation from Buddhist-dominated to commerce-centered exchanges in the seventh to fifteenth centuries. The unfolding of this transformation, its causes, and wider ramifications are examined in this masterful analysis of the changing patterns of interaction between the two most important cultural spheres in Asia. Tansen Sen offers a new perspective on Sino-Indian relations during the Tang dynasty (618-907), arguing that the period is notable not only for religious and diplomatic exchanges but also for the process through which China emerged as a center of Buddhist learning, practice, and pilgrimage. He proposes that changes in religious interactions were paralleled by changes in commercial exchanges. For most of the first millennium, trading activities between India and China were closely connected with and sustained through the transmission of Buddhist doctrines. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, however, secular bulk and luxury goods replaced Buddhist ritual items. Moreover, policies to encourage foreign trade instituted by the Chinese government and the Indian kingdoms transformed the China-India trading circuit in

Studies in the Economic History of the Middle East

S. D. GOITEIN trade so characteristic of the later Middle Ages? Or were the Crusades themselves made possible by the meteoric rise of international commerce in the eleventh century, which was accompanied by a similar increase in ...

Author: M. A. Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136040009

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Corporate Sentencing Guidelines

... insider trading ) .43 The Eleventh Circuit held that in addition to proving “ knowing possession ” of inside information , the “ use ” of such information must also be proven in cases where illegal insider trading is being alleged .

Author: Jed S. Rakoff

Publisher: Law Journal Press

ISBN: 1588520587



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A Time of Change Questioning the Collapse of Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

However, the eleventh century abandonment fits well with the Imperial Model's description of Chola merchants taking control of, and redirecting, long distance trade routes (Spencer 1983: 58), as well as reinforcing the suggestion that ...

Author: Keir Magalie Strickland

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784916336

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This book reassesses the apparent collapse of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, through explicit reference to the archaeological record, rather than focusing solely upon textual sources which have been overly relied upon in previous studies.

Industrial Trade and Employment Policies in Iran

Table 1 (continued) Iran—GATT/WTO Iran's relations with the The world trading Period relations West system (Accessions) understanding on a bilat- eral process to create a dialogue on Iran's acces- sion and a number of members show a ...

Author: Pooya Alaedini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319940120

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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This volume explores Iran’s industrial and trade policy options for achieving sustainable, export-oriented, and pro-employment growth. The first part of the book discusses Iran’s economic and industrial development performance, as well as strategies for enhancing capabilities, fostering productive transformation, and developing employment that can result in faster and more inclusive economic growth. It also presents a case study on a leading manufacturing subsector—the automotive industry. The book then offers a set of analyses concerning the country’s trade sector, including exchange rate policies, ways to connect to global markets, and accession to the World Trade Organization. In turn, the closing chapters investigate various aspects of Iran’s labor market and offer policy recommendations on the creation of productive jobs. Readers will learn about effective industrial, trade, and employment policies that can complement macroeconomic measures adopted by the government. As such, the book will appeal not only to scholars and policy-makers, but also to international investors seeking to understand various core aspects of Iran’s industrial and employment structures and trade regime.

Mortality Trade Money and Credit in Late Medieval England 1285 1531

Munro, John H. Wool, Cloth, and Gold: The Struggle for Bullion in Anglo-Burgundian Trade, 1340–1478. Brussels: University of Toronto Press, 1973. Munro, John H. “Bullionism and the Bill of Exchange in England, 1272–1663: A Study in ...

Author: Pamela Nightingale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000092134

Category: History

Page: 288

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The eleven articles in this volume examine controversial subjects of central importance to medieval economic historians. Topics include the relative roles played by money and credit in financing the economy, whether credit could compensate for shortages of coin, and whether it could counteract the devastating mortality of the Black Death. Drawing on a detailed analysis of the Statute Merchant and Staple records, the articles chart the chronological and geographical changes in the economy from the late-thirteenth to the early-sixteenth centuries. This period started with the triumph of English merchants over alien exporters in the early 1300s, and concluded in the early 1500s with cloth exports overtaking wool in value. The articles assess how these changes came about, as well as the degree to which both political and economic forces altered the pattern of regional wealth and enterprise in ways which saw the northern towns decline, and London rise to be the undisputed financial as well as the political capital of England.

Human Trafficking in Medieval Europe

The Northern and Southern Arcs: The Ninth through the Eleventh Centuries In 905, Bertha, Margravine of Tuscany (c. ... regionalization, and abatement in long-distance trade networks, then the ninth, tenth, and eleventh centuries ...

Author: Christopher Paolella

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048551552

Category: History

Page: 278

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Human trafficking has become a global concern over the last 20 years, but its violence has terrorized and traumatized its victims and survivors for millennia. This study examines the deep history of human trafficking from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period. It traces the evolution of trafficking patterns: the growth and decline of trafficking routes, the ever-changing relationships between traffickers and authorities, and it examines the underlying causes that lead to vulnerability and thus to exploitation. As the reader will discover, the conditions that lead to human trafficking in the modern world, such as poverty, attitudes of entitlement, corruption, and violence, have a long and storied past. When we understand that past, we can better anticipate human trafficking's future, and then we are better able to fight it.

Complete Arcana of Astral Philosophy

198 A Diagram , exhibiting the principal Significations of the Houses of the heavens in Nativities . Midday . FRIENDS . Cusp of the Twelfth . Cusp of the Tenth . JOURNEYS . Cusp of Cusp of the Eleventh . TRADE AND HONOR . the Ninth .

Author: William Joseph Simmonite


ISBN: NYPL:33433044656811

Category: Astrology

Page: 414

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Rand Memoranda

Articles 24 , 29 , 31 , 38 , and 41 of the Statutes of Soviet Trade Unions , as adopted by the Eleventh Trade Union Congress on Jun . 15 , 1954 . " Ustav professional ' nykh soiuzov SSSR " ( " Statutes of the Trade Unions of the U . S ...

Author: Rand Corporation


ISBN: STANFORD:36105118958490



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Tales of the Iron Bloomery

... the artefactual evidence comes primarily from the eleventh century.80 The trading site is therefore considered to ... the middle of the eleventh century.81 Sæther considers that trade at this site was controlled by the royal centre ...

Author: Bernt Rundberget

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004331570

Category: History

Page: 504

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In Tales of the Iron Bloomery Bernt Rundberget argues that the ironmaking of southern Hedmark was an important basis for political developments from chiefdom to Norwegian kingdom in the period AD 700-1300.


... to which peasants flocked to sell their products, and where merchants settled to ply their trade. Artisans might then join the community, and the typical traits of a town would begin to show. From the eleventh century, ...

Author: P. J. A. N. Rietbergen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415172301

Category: History

Page: 516

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This major contribution to the idea of Europe sweeps the continent from its Celtic and German origins through the influence of the Greeks and Romans to the fruitful--and sometimes bloody--contacts with other cultures. Peter Rietbergen portrays Europe's history as a series of four grand phases of continuity and change set in the context of political, social and economic developments. These phases are new forms of: surviving; believing; looking at man and the world; and consumption and communication. Rietbergen's descriptions are supported by a selection of illuminating excerpts such as: Chaucer's description of London in 1378; Michelangelo on Italian art; and popular music lyrics of Iron Maiden and Sting.

Beyond Timbuktu

From the eleventh to the eighteenth centuries, the main sources for Arabic books, paper, and manuscripts had been through the trans-Saharan trade. Arabic medieval sources provide a relatively precise description of the main axes of the ...

Author: Ousmane Oumar Kane

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674969353

Category: History

Page: 294

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Timbuktu is famous as a center of learning from Islam’s Golden Age. Yet it was one among many scholarly centers to exist in precolonial West Africa. Ousmane Kane charts the rise of Muslim learning in West Africa from the beginning of Islam to the present day and corrects lingering misconceptions about Africa’s Muslim heritage and its influence.

Islamic Connections

... feeder routes joining in to make a trading circuit”, with many goods transhipped from ports other than their origin.29 Around the eleventh century, Indian Ocean trade evolved further into a more complex and more integrated system.

Author: R Michael Feener

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812309235

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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Well over half of the world's Muslim population lives in Asia. Over the centuries, a rich constellation of Muslim cultures developed there and the region is currently home to some of the most dynamic and important developments in contemporary Islam. Despite this, the internal dynamics of Muslim societies in Asia do not often receive commensurate attention in international Islamic Studies scholarship. This volume brings together the work of an interdisciplinary group of scholars discussing various aspects of the complex relationships between the Muslim communities of South and Southeast Asia. With their respective contributions covering points and patterns of interaction from the medieval to the contemporary periods, they attempt to map new trajectories for understanding the ways in which these two crucial areas have developed in relation to each other, as well as in the broader contexts of both world history and the current age of globalization.

Contours of the World Economy 1 2030 AD

Between the eleventh and the fourteenth centuries, European contact with Africa took place in the Mediterranean. One of the motives for the Crusades was to restore direct trade with Asia, but Saladin evicted the Franks from Jerusalem ...

Author: Angus Maddison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191647581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

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This book seeks to identify the forces which explain how and why some parts of the world have grown rich and others have lagged behind. Encompassing 2000 years of history, part 1 begins with the Roman Empire and explores the key factors that have influenced economic development in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Part 2 covers the development of macroeconomic tools of analysis from the 17th century to the present. Part 3 looks to the future and considers what the shape of the world economy might be in 2030. Combining both the close quantitative analysis for which Professor Maddison is famous with a more qualitative approach that takes into account the complexity of the forces at work, this book provides students and all interested readers with a totally fascinating overview of world economic history. Professor Maddison has the unique ability to synthesise vast amounts of information into a clear narrative flow that entertains as well as informs, making this text an invaluable resource for all students and scholars, and anyone interested in trying to understand why some parts of the World are so much richer than others.