Culture Shock! Syria (Culture Shock!...


You'll never feel intimidated and awkward about the customs and etiquette of another country again. With the insights provided in this CULTURE SHOCK! Guide, you'll learn to see beyond the stereotypes and misinformation that often precede a visit to a foreign land. Whether you plan to stay for a week or for a year, you'll benefit from such topics as understanding the rules of driving and monetary systems, religious practices and making friends.

The Road from Damascus: A Journey...


In a historical moment when the Western world's antennae are zeroed in on all things Middle Eastern, books about that part of the world, such as Scott C. Davis's The Road from Damascus: A Journey through Syria, take on heightened significance. In 1987, five years after the Hama massacre, and with Syria seemingly on the brink of war with Israel, a načve Davis made his first visit. Fourteen years later he returned to find the country radically different: less militarized, less uneasy, less frightening. Refreshingly candid about his pre-1987 ignorance about the Arab world and about his sometimes overblown but very real fears, Davis chronicles his meetings with Christian, Muslim and Jewish members of all stations of Syrian society, painting a cultural portrait that is vivid, moving and wise in its humble, wide-eyed approach. Photos and maps.

Monuments of Syria: A Historical Guide


This book gives detailed information and expert maps - making the whole discovery of the sites as easy as possible. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Syria. This is a well written and meticulously researched guide. The author is obviously very knowledgeable and has done his homework thoroughly.

A Taste of Syria


Complete with indices in English and Arabic, A Taste of Syria opens with an introduction to Syria and Aleppian cuisine, a glossary of terms, and a guide to Syrian food preparation. Helpful serving hints and a list of ingredient and utensil suppliers complement this cookbook, which will be an exciting addition to the collection of all Middle Eastern food lovers.

Tell Kosak Shamali: The Archaeological...


This first volume in a series of works on Tell Kosak Shamali focuses on the Chalcolithic deposits at the site. Located on the east bank of the Euphrates the site held an important strategic position and one which had a diverse set of resources available. Investigated since the 1980s and most recently by the University of Tokyo, this volume reports on the results of the excavations, detailing the geographical and cultural setting of the site, the architecture and stratigraphy, the radiocarbon dates, the nature of the finds and the history of the site in the Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic. Evidence from Kosak Shamali provides important insights into the transition from Neolithic agrarian societies to more complex, increasingly urban societies.

Syria: Neither Bread Nor Freedom


"A devastating critique of one-party rule and unchecked power, and a stirring vindication of Syria's courageous civil society movement."--Rana Kabbani

"Based ... on personal interviews with Syrians directly involved in contemporary developments there, as well as on an awareness of the Syrian reality developed over many years, this book illuminates the real crisis that Syria faces as it tries to restructure the monolithic legacy of the late President Hafiz al-Assad.:--George Joffe, Cambridge University

"This searing documentary takes the reader on a chilling tour inside Syrian politics, the actions of a courageous civil society, and the reactions by abusive power holders. It is an astounding record and at the same time a disturbingly beautiful book."--Lotte Leicht, Brussels Director, Human Rights Watch

Syria: A Historical and Architectural...


Syria is the Middle East's best kept secret. With its many site plans and maps, readable text and 96 color photos, this book makes available for the first time the immensely wealthy history, archaeology and architecture of Syria to the general reader and interested traveler.

Syria: Revolution From Above...


This study examines the development of the Syrian state under 35 years of military-Ba'thist rule, particularly under President Hafiz al-Asad. It analyses how the Ba'th's 'revolution from above' transformed Syria's socio-political terrain.

The Rough Guide to Syria


Syria is one of the most enticing destinations for travellers in the Middle East. Formerly home to some of the worldís earliest civilizations (the cities of Damascus and Aleppo both claim to be the oldest sites of continuous settlement in the world), the country played a pivotal role in the early history of both Christianity and Islam, and boasts a rich past which encompasses the architectural and cultural influence of the Romans, the early Arabs, colonial France and imperial Turkey. That so much history and variety can be crammed into one small country is part of its appeal as a destination; still more so, though, is the character of the Syrian people themselves, who are unfailingly courteous and welcoming to foreign visitors.

Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters...


A workbook that provides the first 20 contact hours of instruction, laying a groundwork for the rest of the textbook series (from Georgetown U. Press). Using both standard Arabic and the Egyptian dialect, it introduces 150 basic vocabulary words, including social greetings and terms of politeness. Companion audio- and videocassettes are available.

Just Listen 'N Learn Arabic: The Fastest...


These bestselling, completely integrated basic programs combine exercises in comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary with intensive listening-speaking practice to help users master foreign language skills with ease. Book and 3 cassettes.

Standard Arabic: An...


This book presents a comprehensive foundation course for beginning students of written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), providing an essential grounding for successful communication with speakers of the many colloquial varieties. This long-established and successful text has been completely revised with the needs of English-speaking learners especially in mind, and will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike. Step-by-step guide to understanding written and spoken texts

Arabic English Dictionary of Modern...


The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read and...






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