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Syria, A Historical and Architectural Guide

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Warwick Ball
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
254
1566566657
PAPER
Guidebook
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0
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With site plans, maps and a section of color photographs, Ball's compact handbook covers Syria's wealth of archaeological sites in authoritative detail.
$19.95

The Bread of Angels

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Stephanie Saldana
Doubleday
2011
320
0307280462
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Ostensibly in Syria on a Fulbright, the 26-year-old Stephanie Saldana seeks solace at a desert monastery, reads the Qur'an with a prominent woman scholar (a chic Sheikha), teaches at a madras -- and falls in love. Full of memorable characters, this illuminating memoir is also a delightful portrait of life in the old Christian district in Damascus.
$16.00

Bradt Guide Syria

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Diana Darke
Bradt Publications
2010
336
1841623148
PAPER
Guidebook
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0
0
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This newly revised guide covers Syria's many cultural and historical sites as well as practical details.
$25.99

Syria Map

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Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3707909832
MAP
Reference
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0
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A full-color road map at a scale of 1:700,000 with an inset of Aleppo and Damascus.
$14.95

Culture Smart! Syria

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Sarah Standish
Kuperard
2010
168
1857335260
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A pocket guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people.
$9.95

National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East

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National Geographic Maps
National Geographic
2008
128
1426202210
PAPER
Reference
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0
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These maps graphically illustrate the history, politics, people and resources of the Middle East. With 40 photographs and 80 maps, including a two-page spread on each of the 16 nations.
$21.95

Olive Odyssey, Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World

SYR33
Julie Angus
Douglas & McIntyre
2014
344
1553655141
HARD COVER
Food
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0
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In her humorous, honest narrative, Julie Angus explores the history of the olive, its oil and the important place it has in the culture of the Mediterranean.
$25.95

Soup for Syria, Building Peace Through Food

CUL14
Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
208
1566560896
HARD COVER
Food
3/7/2017
0
0
0
0
In a global effort to help alleviate the suffering of Syrian refugees, acclaimed chefs -- from Anthony Bourdain to Yotam Ottolenghi -- have compiled their favorite soup recipes into a new cookbook. All profits from the sales will be donated to the UN refugee agency UNHCR to help fund food relief efforts.
$30.00

A History of the Arab Peoples

MDE11
Albert Hourani
Belknap Press
2010
624
0674058194
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Called a landmark, masterpiece and essential to understanding the Middle East, Hourani's chronicle of the political, spiritual, religious and cultural traditions of the Arab peoples is brought up to date with an afterword by noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven.
$22.50

Damascus, Taste of a City

SYR13
Marie Fadel, Rafik Schami
Haus Publishing
2010
336
1906598290
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With the exiled novelist in Germany and his sister at home in Damascus, the two collaborated, largely by telephone, to create this evocative ode to the city, its flavors, wit and wisdom around a cultural-culinary walking tour. With many recipes, history, gossip and lore.
$11.95

Dreams and Shadows, The Future of the Middle East

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Robin B. Wright
Penguin Putnam
2009
480
0143114891
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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0
0
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Wright reports on the ideas, movements and obstacles to change in this incisive portrait. With chapters on the Palestinians, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Morocco.
$18.00

From the Holy Mountain, A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East

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William Dalrymple
Henry Holt and Company
1999
496
0805061770
PAPER
Religion
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0
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In this beautifully written hymn to Eastern Christianity, Dalrymple follows the journeys of ancient monks and scholars through Istanbul, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt.
$23.00

Greater Syria, The History of an Ambition

SYR09
Daniel Pipes
Oxford University Press
1992
240
0195060229
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, modern history of Syria and Pan-Syrianism, from before World War I through the 1980s.
$77.00

Islam, The Straight Path

MDE22
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
304
0195396006
PAPER
Religion
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0
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0
A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader.
$59.95

Syria, A History of the Last Hundred Years

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John Mchugo
New Press
2015
320
1620970457
HARD COVER
History
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0
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This richly layered analysis of Syria’s history connects World War I to the present. To shed some light on Syria’s recent collapse into civil war, McHugo provides a cogent backstory on the fragile state.
$26.95

The Desert and the Sown

MDE59
Gertrude Bell, Rosemary O'Brien (Introduction)
Dover Publications
2008
368
0486468763
PAPER
Exploration
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A fierce explorer and archaeologist, lyrical writer and cunning politician, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) spent much of her life traveling throughout present-day Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan & Israel. The title of this classic account is taken from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
$12.95

Desert Queen, The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell

MDE37
Janet Wallach
Doubleday
2005
419
1400096197
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
0
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A lively biography of Gertrude Bell, a Middle East adventuress, and formidable personality in colonial Britain.
$17.00

Empress Zenobia, Palmyra's Rebel Queen

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Pat Southern
Continuum Publishing Group
2009
216
1847250343
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
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The subject of fantasy and fiction, Pat Southern's lively portrait of Empress Zenobia, the celebrated 3rd-century Queen of Palmyra (present-day Syria) hews carefully to what is known of her life and times.
$40.00

My House in Damascus, An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution

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Diana Darke
University of Chicago Press
2015
320
190832399X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
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In her personal, enlightening memoir, Diana Darke rebuilds a beautiful Damascene house against the backdrop of the Arab Spring’s Syrian Revolution.
$24.95

The Other Side of the Mirror, An American's Travels Through Syria

SYR25
Brooke Allen
Paul Dry Books
2011
250
1589880684
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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In this personal book, Allen shows a welcoming and courteous country with stunning ancient cities, Crusader castles and Bronze Age ruins.
$18.95

Damascus Nights

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Philip Boehm (Translator), Rafik Schami
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
268
1566568315
PAPER
Literature
0
0
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Set in Damascus in 1959 and told as a collection of seven tales, this novel recalls the glories of Syria as they fade in the face of modernism.
$15.00

Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled

MDE152
Dorothy Gilman
Fawcett
2001
224
0449006700
PAPER
Mystery
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0
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A young American woman disappears in Damascus, so the CIA puts feisty grandmother Mrs. Pollifax on the case in this entertaining mystery.
$7.99

Syria, Through Writers' Eyes

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Marius Kociejowski (Editor)
Sickle Moon
2006
306
0907871844
PAPER
Anthology
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William Dalrymple, Barnaby Rogerson, Colin Thurbron and Gertrude Bell are all included in this absorbing collection which captures the history, people, ruins and deserts of Syria.
$34.95

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Appointment with Death

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Agatha Christie
HarperCollins
2011
256
0062073923
PAPER
Mystery
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Hercule Poirot steps into the story when an American tourist on a grand tour of the Holy Land is found murdered in Petra.
$13.99

Roman Arabia

MDE12
G.W. Bowerstock
Harvard University Press
1994
224
0674777565
PAPER
History
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A remarkable history of the Romans in the Arab world. For the traveler with scholarly inclinations, this lucid book provides essential background to the Roman archaeological sites in the Middle East.
$29.00

Eothen

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Alexander William Kingslake
Northwestern University Press
1992
242
0810160358
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Originally published in 1844, this sly account of journeys throughout the Middle East and Asia Minor, including Constantinople, Smyrna, Cairo, Damascus and Petra, takes the form and tone of a letter to a good friend: conversational, ironic, hugely funny and personal.
$21.00

Islam and the West

ARB12
Bernard Lewis
Oxford University Press
1994
217
0195090616
PAPER
Religion
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In this illuminating collection of essays, one of the great authorities on the Middle East explores the common ground shared by Islam and the West.
$19.99

Birds of the Middle East

MDE17
Richard Porter, Simon Aspinall
Princeton University Press
2010
384
0691148449
PAPER
Field Guide
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0
0
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An outstanding guide to 700 species of the birds in the region from the Arabian peninsula to Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Cyprus. Second edition.
$39.95

Islamic Art and Architecture

CAS17
Robert Hillenbrand
Thames & Hudson
1999
288
0500203059
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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0
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Covering 1000 years and the geographic scope of Islam, this book is a wide-ranging guide to the arts of Islam, including architecture, calligraphy, ceramics and textiles.
$29.95

Asad of Syria, The Struggle for the Middle East

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Patrick Seale
University of California Press
1990
552
0520069765
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
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A biography of president Hafiz al-Asad of Syria, somewhat sympathetic to the controversial ruler. Seale attempts to show modern Syria's place in the Middle East through the eyes of its most powerful citizen.
$36.95

Syria, Revolution From Above

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Raymond Hinnebusch
Routledge
2002
208
0415285682
PAPER
History
0
0
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A scholarly overview of the development of the modern Syrian state as it has developed over 35 years of Military-Ba'thist rule.
$60.95

Cleopatra's Wedding Present, Travels Through Syria

SYR14
Robert Tewdwr Moss
University of Wisconsin Press
2003
0299192903
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A poignant memoir of travels in Syria in the series, Living Out: Gay & Lesbian Autobiographies, published by the University of Wisconsin.
$24.95

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands

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Jotischy, Andrew, Caroline Hull
Penguin Putnam
2009
144
0141026871
PAPER
Reference
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From the earliest hunter-gatherers to modern Jerusalem, this concise pictorial atlas traces this most complex history in maps and essays.
$20.00

Footprint Syria Handbook

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Jessica Lee
Footprint Handbooks
2010
360
1907263039
HARD COVER
Guidebook
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0
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A detailed, comprehensive guide in the Footprint series. With practical information on accommodations, food, events and sights. Perfect for the independent traveler.
$25.95

Mosaics as History, The Near East from Late Antiquity to Islam

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G.W. Bowerstock
Belknap Press
2006
146
0674022920
HARD COVER
History
0
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Bowersock's elegant illustrated survey, volume 16 of the Revealing Antiquities series at Harvard University Press, shows Syrian Antioch, Arabia, Jewish and Samaritan settlements in Palestine, the Palmyrene empire in Syria, and the Nabataean kingdom in Jordan, through the mosaics these civilizations left behind. With 50 color illustrations.
$35.00

Places in Syria

SYR24
Francis Russell
Frances Lincoln
2011
256
0711231664
PAPER
Guidebook
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Francis Russell includes 57 diverse places across Syria from the walled city of Damascus to Krak des Chevaliers, monasteries, mosques, Mameluke monuments and Ottoman-era wonders in this illustrated pocket tour.
$24.95

Power and Policy in Syria

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Radwan Ziadeh
St. Martins
2011
240
184885434X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
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An in-depth analysis of Syria's intelligence services, foreign relations and its role in democracy in the modern Middle East.
$120.00

The Calligrapher's Secret

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Rafik Schami
Interlink Publishing Group
2011
444
1566568307
PAPER
Literature
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0
0
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A richly detailed portrait of Syrian life and society in the 1950s.
$20.00

Rome on the Euphrates, The Story of a Frontier

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Freya Stark
St. Martins
2012
528
1848853149
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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The 20th century British explorer and travel writer Freya Stark follows the path of the Euphrates, trekking back in time to when the great river defined the limits of the Roman Empire’s eastern limits in this expert mix of travelogue and historical record. First published in 1967.
$19.00