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Routledge Library Editions: Society of the Middle East


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Arab Voices: The human rights debate in the Middle East

Arab Voices: The human rights debate in the Middle East

1st Edition

Kevin Dwyer
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in 1991, moves beyond sensational headlines to explore how Middle Eastern men and women speak and feel about the societies in which they live. Kevin Dwyer makes use of extensive research and interview material from Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco and combines first-hand...

Administration and Development in the Arab World: An Annotated Bibliography

Administration and Development in the Arab World: An Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

Jamil Jreisat
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in 1986, examines the literature on administration, human resources and development in the Arab world. It emphasizes contemporary societies and their internal dynamics, the least known and most critical aspects of Arabic studies....

The Changing Middle Eastern City

The Changing Middle Eastern City

1st Edition

G.H. Blake, R.I. Lawless
September 13, 2017

The Middle East, defined here as extending from Morocco to Iran and Turkey to Sudan, lies at the crossroads of three continents – Africa, Asia and Europe. With the largest reserves of petroleum in the world its importance is well beyond its physical size and population. Rapid urban growth has...

Jews in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

Jews in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

1st Edition

Jacob M. Landau
September 13, 2017

Although nineteenth-century Egyptian Jewry was an active and creative part of society, this work from 1969 is the main comprehensive work devoted to an analysis and appraisal of its activities. The period under review commences with the fall of the Mamluk regime in Egypt, and the incipient...

The Dilemma of Development in the Arabian Peninsula

The Dilemma of Development in the Arabian Peninsula

1st Edition

Osama Abdul Rahman
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in 1987 and by one of Saudi Arabia’s most distinguished academics, reviews the experience of the Arab oil producers in social, economic and political development in the key period of the Seventies and Eighties. It is broadly pessimistic about the prospects for future...

Pre-School Education in the Arab World

Pre-School Education in the Arab World

1st Edition

Huda Nashif
September 13, 2017

The organized play of the pre-school child with a group of peers in an educational atmosphere is now recognised as an important element in child development. The Arab states of the Gulf, as indeed most of the emerging countries, place special emphasis on the education of the young generation and...

The Shaping of the Arabs: A Study in Ethnic Identity

The Shaping of the Arabs: A Study in Ethnic Identity

1st Edition

Joel Carmichael
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in 1969, brings out clearly and concisely the complex moulding of Arab identity. The present-day Arabic-speaking peoples may be traced back to the Arabian tribes that were later to be shaped into a people by Islam. With the Muslim conquests the language of the Arabian...

An Urban Profile of the Middle East

An Urban Profile of the Middle East

1st Edition

Hugh Roberts
September 13, 2017

Changes in economic and social conditions throughout the Middle East have been profound, and perhaps nowhere has this been more evident than in the field of urban development and town planning. This book, first published in 1979, provides a view of the Middle East as it undergoes transition by...

Oman: Economic, Social and Strategic Developments

Oman: Economic, Social and Strategic Developments

1st Edition

B.R. Pridham
September 13, 2017

Oman is an important country for the West, both as an oil exporter and as a key ally strategically placed at the entrance to the Gulf. This book, first published in 1987, provides an overview of post-war social, political and economic developments in the country. It outlines the historical and...

Arab Resources: The Transformation of a Society

Arab Resources: The Transformation of a Society

1st Edition

I. Ibrahim
September 13, 2017

The modern Arab world is faced with a serious problem in the imbalance between human and natural resources. The Gulf states, with their vast natural resources, are poor in human resources, whereas in Egypt or Jordan the picture is reversed. This study, first published in 1983, considers the range...

The Origins of the United Arab Emirates: A Political and Social History of the Trucial States

The Origins of the United Arab Emirates: A Political and Social History of the Trucial States

1st Edition

Rosemarie Said Zahlan
September 13, 2017

The creation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971 ended a century and a half of the existence of the Trucial States in special treaty relations with Britain. This book, first published in 1978, describes the evolution of tribes and their rulers’ authority over time, and the tribes’ treaties with...

Population and Society in the Arab East

Population and Society in the Arab East

1st Edition

Gabriel Baer
September 13, 2017

This book, first published in English in 1964, examines a wide range of topics concerning society in the Arab East. Chapters are concerned with woman and the family; religious and linguistic communities; bedouins, fellas and townsmen; and the various social and economic classes and strata. While...

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