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Scholastic: Roots of Islamic Revolution: News -Lebannon/Syria : Neither Bread nor Freedom

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Cities and Caliphs : On the Genesis of Arab Muslim Urbanism (Contributions to the Study of World History) by Nezar AlSayyad Hybrid Urbanism: On the Identity Discourse and the Built Environment by Nezar AlSayyad (Editor) Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam: Politics, Culture, and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization (Transnational Perspectives)<br> by Nezar Alsayyad (Editor), <br>
Manuel Castells (Editor) Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage: Global Norms and Urban Forms in the Age of Tourism <br>
by Nezar Alsayyad
The End of Tradition? by Nezar Alsayyad (Editor) 	
Urban Informality (Transnational Perspectives on Space and Place Series) : Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia
by  Ananya Roy (Editor)  Nezar Al Sayyad (Editor)  Nezar Alsayyad (Editor)  
Publisher: Lexington Books 336p

Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East
Latin America, and South Asia (Transnational Perspectives)
by Ananya Roy (Editor), Nezar Alsayyad (Editor)
( January 2004)

Dwellings Settlements and Tradition: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
by Jean-Paul Bourdier, Nezar Alsayyad

Making Cairo Medieval (Transnational Perspectives)
by Nezar Alsayyad (Editor), et al

Forms of Dominance: On the Architecture
and Urbanism of the Colonial Enterprise

(Ethnoscapes) by Nezar Alsayyad

Persian - Fiction - Afghan Life

Islam and Revolution I: Writings and Declarations of Imam Khomeini (1941-1980)
 by Ruhollah Khomeini, Hamid Algar (Translator) Surat Al-Fatiha: Foundation of the Qur'an by Hamid Algar Wahhabism: A Critical Essay by Hamid Algar Roots of the Islamic Revolution in Iran (Four Lectures) by Hamid Algar (Paperback  - January 2001) God and His Attributes: Lessons on Islamic Doctrine by Mijtaba L. Sayyid, Hamid Algar Imam Abu Hamid Ghazali : An Exponent of Islam in Its Totality by Hamid Algar Marxism and Other Western Fallacies : An Islamic Critique by Ali Shariati, Hamid Algar (Editor) 	
The Sunna : Its Obligatory and Exemplacry Aspects by Hamid Algar
Principles of Sufism by Al Qushayri, et al Sufism: Principles & Practice by Hamid Algar Social Justice in Islam by Sayyid Qutb, et a Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran by Iran, Hamid Algar (Translator)

Islam and Revolution I: Writings and Declarations
of Imam Khomeini (1941-1980)
by Hamid Algar

Occidentosis: A Plague From the West
by Jala Al-i Ahmad, Hamid Algar (Editor)

Syria struggles with dwindling water supply amid drought

 The Road from Damascus: A Journey Through Syria 
(Bridge Between the Cultures Series) by Scott C. Davis  Damascus: Hidden Treasures of the Old City by Brigid Keenan

Clues to the Syrian Cultural Revolution

Out of the Ashes : The Resurrection of Saddam Hussain Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial By Fire
by Flynt Leverett Ambiguities of Domination : Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria
by Lisa Wedeen -In official Syrian political discourse, President Hafiz al-Asad is 
regularly depicted as omnipresent and omniscient..  Syria's Terrorist War on Lebanon and the Peace Process by Marius Deeb  Asad of Syria: The Struggle for the Middle East by Patrick Seale Syria by Alan George Ataturk : The Biography of the founder of Modern Turkey
by Andrew Mango Iran and the Rise of the Reza Shah : From Qajar Collapse to Pahlavi Power
by Cyrus Ghani Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity: The Search for Saladin
by Akbar S. Ahmed All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
by Stephen Kinzer, Stephen Kinzer Libya's Qaddafi: The Politics of Contradiction
by Mansour O. El-Kikhia A Brutal Friendship Nasser : The Last Arab
by Said K. Aburish Egypt During the Sadat Years
by Kirk Beattie

Fateful Triangle - Maybe the best book on the Middle East. Shows that Israel's -security- 
claims in West Bank and Gaza and Lebanon are fraudulent Covering Islam : How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World
by EDWARD W. SAID The End of the Peace Process : Oslo and After (Vintage)
by EDWARD W. SAID Blaming the Victims: Spurious Scholarship and the Palestinian Question
by Edward Said (Editor), Christopher Hitchens (Editor) (Paperback) Includes Christopher Hitchens demolishing The Saddam Hussein Reader=Includes conservative commentators and radicals like Noam Chomsky. Includes Saddam. Gives good background on the effects
 of war on Iraqis, past U.S. support for Saddam and Iraqi history

The Rise and Fall of Palestine:
A Personal Account of the Intifada Years
by Norman G. Finkelstein

The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World
by Avi Shlaim (Paperback - January 2001) Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict by Norman G. Finkelstein After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness? My Encounters With Kurdistan
by Jonathan C. Randa, Very pertinent book detailing the terrible oppression of Kurds by the
 Kemalist regime in Turkey and Iraq; and the  support given to this oppression 
by the U.S. A look at Kurd groups including PKK.l The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent
by Tom Segev (Editor), et al Gaza Strip DVD (DVD)

Kevorkian Center
Created in 1966 at New York University to foster interdisciplinary study of the contemporary Middle East and to enhance understanding of the region; focusses on the histories, politics, economies, religions, cultures and languages of the area. Information about activities and courses offered.

Middle East Institute
A leading non-partisan research organization dealing with the Middle East.

Middle East Policy Council
Research organization dealing with the Middle East. Includes directory of Middle East experts.

Middle East Studies Internet Resources
Portal hosted by Columbia University that features annotated links to e-zines, reports, archives, and bibliographies.

The Bedouin Culture in Transition
Basic explanation of Bedouin history, culture, and current status in the Middle East.

The International Journal of Middle East Studies
Publishes articles and reviews under the auspices of the Middle East Studies Association of North America.

Desert Voice
Resource on the Gulf Corporation Council countries. Features news, tourist guides, history, ecological facts, health statistics and information, and a special section on desert life.

Directory offering information on Arab countries, news and music with free email and chat. Arabia
A directory of resources on the Arab and Middle Eastern nations. Also contains overviews of countries, information on monetary systems, business, culture, history and tourism.

London Middle East Institute
Includes extensive links, a database of UK specialists, a directory for Middle East places in London, a guide to events listings in London and the UK, publications and a gallery.

Middle East Information Network
Extensive list of links on education, religion, business, and news, relating to countries in the Middle East.

MSN Arabia
Middle East version of the world wide portal, Offers news, entertainment, sports, weather, games and classifieds.
Portal, directory and search engine for the Middle East. Provides reference information including news, stocks, weather and local events, email, maps, chat and personals.

Directory and portal to the Middle East, offering services including free email, voice chat, Arabic music, news, entertainment, chat, internet access and country guides. In English and Arabic.

Afghanistan (495)
Arts and Entertainment (75)
Bahrain (198)
Business and Economy (342)
Cyprus (1089)

Education (27)
Egypt (1301)
Employment (28)
Government (101)
Guides and Directories (25)

Health (23)
Iran (1265)
Iraq (308)
Israel (3084)
Jordan (643)

Kuwait (182)
Lebanon (1723)
Libya (162)
Maps and Views (19)

News and Media (102)
Oman (144)
Pakistan (1538)
Palestinian Territory (485)
Qatar (129)
Real Estate (11)

Recreation and Sports (43)
Saudi Arabia (483)
Science and Environment (30)
Shopping (18)

Society and Culture (99)
Syria (377)
Tajikistan (104)
Transportation (32)

Travel and Tourism (99)
Turkey (2569)
Turkmenistan (108)
United Arab Emirates (583)
Uzbekistan (240)
Weather (15)
Yemen  (223)

Palestinian Identity  Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon
by Robert Fisk (Paperback) Terrorism and War (Open Media Pamphlet Series)
by Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove (Paperback) Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948
by Tanya Reinhart (Paperback) Hidden Wars in the Middle East VHS
~ Audrey Brohy (VHS Tape) Lifting the Fog - Intrigue in the Middle East VHS (VHS Tape) Hidden Wars of Desert Storm VHS (VHS Tape) Lost Worlds of the Middle East: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel VHS

Pity the Nation Lebannon Lonely Planet Syria (Lonely Planet Travel Guides) by Andrew Humphreys, Damien Simonis Syria's Peasantry, the Descendants of Its Lesser Rural Notables, and Their Politics by Hanna Batatu Hafez Assad / TIME Cover: December 19, 1983, Art Poster by TIME Magazine Against War with Iraq: An Anti-War Primer
by Michael Ratner, et al

Travelogues and Fiction


Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
by Jack Weatherford The Turks Today 	Antigonos the One-Eyed and the Creation of the Hellenistic State (Hellenistic Culture and Society)
by Richard A. Billows 	Alexiad, The (Penguin Classics)
by Anna Comnena, E. R. A. Sewter Peace to End all Peace
In Siberia by Colin Thubron (Paperback - January 1, 2001) The Lost Heart of Asia by Colin Thubron (Paperback - October 11, 1995) Among the Russians by Colin Thubron (Paperback - January 1, 2001) The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
by Peter Hopkirk

Akiba: Scholar, Saint and Martyr by Louis Finkelstein

Le Tourisme en Syrie, Art Poster Egypte Syrie-Liban, Art Poster by Guena

Mirror to Damascus (Century Travellers)

Twenty Three Years: A Study of the Prophetic Career of Mohammad
by Ali Dashti, F.R.C. Bagley (Translator) War with Lebanon DVD

International Storytelling Workshops for Teachers
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Central Asia - Palestinian Territory -

Women's Ethnic Costumes
Several illustrations.

Ethnologue - Languages of Iran
Information about the living languages of the country including population, region, classification, dialects and alternate names.

Romanies in the Middle East
Article by Dr. Donald Kenrick, Director, Institute of Contemporary Romani Studies and Documentation, London.

The Life and Economy of Iranian Tribesmen in Iran
Article published by Industries and Mines of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Tribes of the Tehran Province
Article by the Office for Tribal Affairs of the Tehran Province.

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