Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan
Laura Etheredge Assistant Editor, Middle East Geography
The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Jan 15, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 248 pages
While each country s centrality to the future of Middle East politics and strategy remains unequivocal, the social and cultural traditions of Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan reveal a robust blend of Mediterranean and Arab influences. Home to diverse populations who have experienced centuries of exposure to an array of influences, each country boasts ancient monuments that testify to its ability to withstand conflict and absorb various peoples and ideas. This rich volume profiles the intertwined histories of these three countries and the geographic, economic, and social factors that have come to define each.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Syrian Economy
Nizar Qabbanı 35 Cultural Institutions
Economy and Culture 49 Byzantine Syria
The Lebanese Economy
From the Persian Gulf War
Other editions - View all
Abdullāh agricultural Al-‘Aqabah al-Assad Alawite Aleppo Alī Amman ancient Arab Arabia Armenian army Assad Ba‘th Party Ba‘thists Bashar al-Assad Bashīr became Bedouin Beirut Bekaa Valley British Byblos Byzantine centre century bce Christian civil coast coastal continued country’s Crusaders cultural Damascus Dead Sea desert Druze dynasty east Ebla economic Egypt Egyptian elected established Euphrates Fays·al forces foreign French governor Greek groups H·amāh H·ims H·ussein Hāshimite Hejaz Hejaz Railway Hezbollah important independence Iraq Iraqi Irbid Islamic Israel Israeli Jerusalem Jordan River Jordan Valley Jordanian king King’s kingdom Latakia leader Lebanese Lebanese civil war Lebanon major Mamlūks Maronite Mediterranean military militia mosque Mountains Muslim Nabataeans Nasrallah National northern Ottoman Palestine Palestinian period Persian Petra Phoenician political population president refugees regime region religious remained Roman rule Shī‘ite Sidon social Syria tion towns trade traditional Tyre Umayyad urban West Bank World Yarmūk